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Kitija Laksa’s 11 consecutive treys an NCAA record

USF junior Kitija Laksa set an NCAA record with 11 consecutive 3-pointers Friday night.
USF junior Kitija Laksa set an NCAA Division I single-game record with 11 consecutive 3-pointers Friday night. (Times file photo)
Published Dec. 16, 2017
Updated Dec. 16, 2017

Turns out, USF junior Kitija Laksa wasn't merely unconscious from behind the 3-point line Friday night, she was unprecedented.

Laksa's 11 consecutive 3-pointers in the Bulls' 108-48 home romp of Southern University broke the NCAA's single-game record for any division, according to NCAA.org.

The mark previously was held by Connecticut's Katie Lou Samuelson, who sank all 10 of her 3-pointers against — ironically enough — USF in a 100-44 Huskies triumph in the American Athletic Conference tournament title game last March.

"Tonight for me, it was just (that) my teammates found me," said Laksa, whose 40 points were four shy of Shantia Grace's USF single-game scoring record. "They made the extra pass, they found me, they were looking for me, and I just had to make the shots."

Laksa finished one trey shy of the NCAA's single-game Division I record for 3-pointers in a game, shared by LSU's Cornelia Gayden (1995) and Purdue's Brittany Rayburn (2012). She missed her first long-range attempt, then sank her next 11.

If Laksa makes her first three treys in Sunday's game at FIU, she'll tie the overall NCAA mark for consecutive 3-pointers in a season, shared by a handful of players.

As a team, the No. 22 Bulls (8-2) finished 21-of-31 from 3-point range Friday. The Division I single-game record for team treys is 25, set twice by Sacramento State in January and February, 2016.

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