Storrs Side: Hayes invited to WNBA Draft
Published: Monday, April 16, 2012
Updated: Monday, April 16, 2012 00:04
Senior guard Tiffany Hayes has been selected as one of 15 elite women’s college basketball players to be on hand for the 2012 WNBA draft to be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. in Bristol. Hayes, whose senior season ended in heartbreak against Notre Dame in the final four, will be the 26th former husky to don a WNBA uniform if selected. The senior averaged 14.7 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.3 steals per game this past season. She has notched 23 games of more than 20 points, and three of more than 30 in the 2011-12 season. Hayes was a senior leader on the husky squad this season, leading the team in steals and coming second in both scoring and rebounding. Hayes played in four separate final fours, was a two-time all Big East selection, and was named a third team All-American in her senior season.
UConn has had four No. 1 overall picks and 12 first round selections in the WNBA draft.
Baseball beats St. John’s
The men’s baseball team finished strong on Sunday, as Billy Ferriter knocked in the go ahead run in a 8-7 victory in the 11th inning. The team had excellent pitching contributions from sophomore lefty Anthony Marzi, who pitched 4.2 perfect innings in his 5.1 inning start. Scott Oberg, a redshirt junior managed the rest of the game, going perfect in the extra innings and allowing UConn to squeak by for the win.