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.
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.
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.