UConn now boasts a record of 80-7 in NCAA Tournament games since 2000. During that span the Huskies have advanced to 13 Finals Fours and captured a total of nine NCAA championships.
UConn Has Best NCAA Tournament Winning Percentage All-Time
UConn is making its 28th consecutive NCAA tournament appearance- the third-longest such streak nationally. Only Tennessee (35) and Stanford (29) have longer active streaks of consecutive NCAA Tourney buds. UConn is ranked second overall in NCAA Tournament games played (122) and wins (105) and is the all-time leader in winning percentage (.859). The Huskies earned a No. 1 seed in the tournament for the 10th straight year.
23-Straight Sweet 16’s
With the win over Duquesne, UConn has now advanced to the Sweet 16 in the past 23 straight seasons. The last time Connecticut failed to reach the regional semifinals came during the 1993 season when it was defeated by Louisville in the first round at Gampel Pavilion by a 74-71 count.
UConn as a No. 1 Seed
2016 marks the 19th time Connecticut has been slotted as a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and the 10th season in a row. The Huskies are now 87-9 all time as a No.1 seed, including nine national championships and 14 Final Four appearances. UConn has won 69 of its last 74 NCAA Tournament games it has played when it is a No. 1 seed.
UConn has won 68 of its last 70 games played in March. March 2013 was the first time UConn had lost multiple games in the calendar’s third month, since March of 1993.
The Series vs. Duquesne
Today marked the second meeting between the Huskies and the Dukes with UConn taking round one, 88-60, on December 10, 1995. The Huskies are now 2-0 all-time.
The Big Three
For the first time since facing Dayton on March 30, 2015, three UConn players scored 20 points or more each. Moriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck scored 20 points apiece, while Breanna Stewart scored 21 points for the Huskies.