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Women's Basketball Visits ECU for First AAC Conference Tilt

Jan. 2, 2018

Game Notes

STORRS, Conn. –
After finishing 2017 with a dominating 97-49 win against conference foe Memphis on New Year’s Eve, the top-ranked Huskies head to North Carolina in hopes of notching their 72nd-straight American Conference Regular season win. Connecticut kicks off the second half of the season at ECU on Wednesday, January 3. Tip-off is slated to begin at 2:00 p.m. (ET) and will be televised on SNY.

The Last Meeting
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Minges Coliseum, Greenville, N.C.
Williams Leads No. 1 UConn Rout of Houston, 91-42
Gabby Williams scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead top-ranked UConn to its 95th straight win, a 91-42 rout of Houston on Sunday. The sophomore, coming off the first triple-double of her career, has scored and rebounded in double figures 16 times, including seven this season.

Due to inclement weather in the region tomorrow evening, ECU officials have announced tomorrow’s game has been moved up to a 2 p.m.

Six Huskies are averaging double-figures in scoring, with junior guard Katie Lou Samuelson leading the way with 19.3 points per game on 53.6 percent (45-84) shooting from the floor. Azura Stevens, and Napheesa Collier lead the team in rebounding with 8.2, 8.1 boards, respectively.



The Pirates look to grab their first conference win of the season after falling to Cincinnati, 66-54, in last week’s conference opener. Ariyana Williams and Thais Oliveira are pacing all players with 11.6 and 10.6 points per game, respectively, while Oliveira leads the squad in boards (7.7) and blocks (24).

UConn (11-0) and ECU (8-6) meet for just the ninth time on Wednesday, as the Huskies own an 8-0 advantage in the all-time series. All eight games have been played since both teams joined the American Athletic Conference and squads have met twice in the AAC Tournament.

The Huskies have won 110-straight true road games against teams that are not ranked in the Associated Press Poll. UConn’s last loss to an unranked opponent on that team’s home floor came on December 21, 2004 at Arizona State.