Six Huskies score double-digit points in record-tying 90th straight win.
Napheesa Collier scores 21 points to lead UConn to its 89th straight victory
The Huskies have won the last 20 regular season debuts.
Six players recorded double digits in win over the Colonials.
Breanna Stewart scores 16 points to lead UConn past East Carolina
UConn vs Oregon NCAA Regional Final (photo by Stephen Slade)
NCAA Tournament First Round - March 18, 2017
UConn vs USF AAC Championship (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs UCF AAC Tournament Semifinal (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs Tulsa AAC Quarterfinal (photo by Stephen Slade)
Saw time in all but one game for the Huskies, averaging 5.4 points and 5.0 rebounds in 15.9 minutes per contest ... Shot a solid 50.0 percent (82-164) from the floor and 68.9 percent (31-45) from the free throw line ... Swatted 34 shots and dished-out 37 assists ... Scored in double-figures six times, including a season-high 13 points in the American Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinal win over Tulsa on March 4. Butler was 4-6 from the field and was a perfect 5-5 from the charity stripe on that afternoon against the Golden Hurricane ... Hauled in a season-high 10 rebounds to go along with 10 points in the American Athletic Conference Tournament final victory over USF on March 6. Her 10 points came on 4-6 shooting and four of her rebounds came on the offensive glass ... Was one-point and one-rebound shy of another double-double in the win over Memphis on February 25 ... Scored 12 points in only 18-minutes of action during the win over East Carolina on January 4. Her 12 points came on 5-6 shooting and went along with six rebounds and a season-high tying three blocked shots.
Suffered a thumb injury in the preseason and was unable to play until her debut at Cincinnati on December 30 when she scored 11 points on 5-7 shooting and snared eight rebounds in 15-minutes of action. Saw action in 27 games, earning one start and averaging 5.6 points and 4.0 rebounds on 55.9 percent shooting … Scored a career-high 20 points on 9-11 shooting against UCF on January 20 … Scored 14 points and posted her first double-double of the season with 10 rebounds against Cincinnati on February 17 … Saw action on all six of UConn’s NCAA Tournament games, highlighted by a six-point, eight-rebound performance during the regional semifinal win over Mississippi State.
Redshirt season in Storrs following her transfer from Georgetown.
As a standout freshman at Georgetown University, Butler immediately stepped into a starting role as a center... She led the squad in minutes played (1157) as the only Hoya to start all 32 games of the 2013-14 season, scoring double-figures in all but four of those contests...The 6-foot-5 center finished fifth in the nation in rebounding (13.3 per game) and first among all freshmen in Division I women's college basketball... After averaging 13.9 ppg and 13.4 rpg, Butler earned a trio of postseason accolades from the Big East Conference. The Virginia native received Big East Freshman of the Year, All-Big East Second Team and All-Big East Freshman Team honors... A record-setting rookie campaign witnessed her set conference standards for freshman rebounding with a total of 425 boards... On two occasions the freshman pulled down a career-high 20 rebounds in a single game, tying the league rookie record for single-game rebounding... Her breakout season also established the season record in blocked shots with 59... Butler also made significant contributions on the offensive side of the ball, notching 24 double-doubles including 15 in conference play... Her 24 double-doubles tied for ninth-best in the country and first among freshman... Her 445 points were second on the team... Set a career-high with 24 points against Creighton Jan. 1... Set her career marker in offensive rebounds with 11 at Xavier on Jan. 8... Posted five assists against Butler on Jan. 11.
An All-State player at Lake Braddock High School ... Named the school's Sportswoman of the Year as a senior after scoring more than 1,000 career points and holding the record in single-season scoring average, career rebounds and career blocks ... Averaged a triple-double in 2012-13 with 26.2 ppg, 17.8 rpg and 10.1 bpg ... A two-time Washington Post All-Met honoree including a spot on the first team as a senior ... Recognized as a Virginia All-State All-Star, a McDonald's All-American nominee, Fairfax County Sportswoman of the Year, Northern Region Player of the Year and the Patriot District Player of the Year ... Earned spots on the All-Next Sports Phenom Team, the All-SEN Team and the Patriot District All-Tournament Team ... A Northern Region All-Star after leading the region in points, rebounds and blocks ... An All-Star at the Elite Basketball Showcase Classic after leading the tourney in scoring and rebounding as well as a Buffalo Wild Wings and Battle of the Beltways All-Star ... Averaged 18.7 ppg and 18.5 rpg as a junior ... Ranked No. 140 by Blue Star Basketball ... Led her high school in kills and blocks as a team captain for the volleyball team ... Won the squad's Bruin Leader Award ... A member of the honor roll and fluent in German ... Played AAU with the Fairfax Stars.
Father, Vernon Butler, played basketball at Navy and led the team to the NCAA Elite Eight.
|CAREER HIGHS (through April 7, 2015)
|Points||24||at Creighton (January 1, 2014)|
|Field Goals Made||9||Twice|
|Field Goals Attempted||17||vs. Xavier (January 8, 2014)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Made||n/a|
|3-Pt Field Goals Attempted||n/a|
|Free Throws Made||8||Twice|
|Free Throws Attempted||11||at Alaska Anch. (November 27, 2013)|
|Assists||5||vs. Butler (January 11, 2014)|
|Blocks||6||vs. Xavier (March 8, 2014)|
|Steals||4||at Houston (January 8, 2016)|