HARTFORD, Conn. – The No. 1 University of Connecticut women’s basketball team welcomes Tulsa to the Nutmeg State for a 7 p.m. showdown in the XL Center on Jan. 6. The game will be televised on SNY with radio coverage provided by the UConn/IMG Radio Network.
UConn (11-0, 1-0 American) won its 48th-straight game, dating back to the 2014-15 season, on Wednesday when the Huskies dominated Cincinnati for a 107-45 victory. During the matchup, eight UConn players scored in double figures, marking the first time in program history that eight players had recorded at least 10 points. Senior forward Breanna Stewart (North Syracuse, N.Y.) led the charge with 16 points while freshman guard Napheesa Collier (O’Fallon, Missouri) earned her first double-double on 11 points and 12 rebounds.
On Monday, Stewart was named the American Athletic Conference’s Player of the Week for the third time this season after she averaged 19.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game while shooting 58.6 percent from the floor during a 2-0 week. She now checks in at No. 3 on UConn’s all-time scoring list with 2,182 career points, surpassing Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Nykehsa Sales and now trailing only Tina Charles and Maya Moore.
UConn tends to start the year off right, boasting an all-time mark of 257-85 in games played in the month of January. The Huskies have now won 73 of its last 75 contests in the calendar’s first month.
Connecticut has also garnered much success in its off-campus facility, having won 77 of its last 80 games played at the XL Center. UConn holds a 152-13 (.920) all-time record in Hartford.
Wednesday’s tilt will be the second-ever meeting between the Huskies and Golden Hurricane. Tulsa is perfect in conference play thus far, grabbing wins against East Carolina and SMU.
Overall, the Golden Hurricane enter the contest with a 5-8 record, led by senior guard Ashley Clark, who is averaging a team-high 13.3 points per game to go along with 7.0 boards.