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Women's Hoops Set For Top-25 Showdown Against No. 22 USF

Jan. 5, 2018

Game Notes

STORRS, Conn. –
Prepared to face its fifth Top-25 opponent of the 2017-18 season, the top-ranked University of Connecticut women’s basketball team heads south for an American Conference showdown at No. 22 USF, Saturday night.

The Last Meeting
USF (AAC Final)44
March 6, 2017
Uncasville, Conn.
No. 1 UConn Beats USF in AAC Championship Game, 100-44
Katie Lou Samuelson had a record-breaking night, scoring 40 points and hitting all 10 of her 3-point shots to lead top-ranked UConn to a 100-44 rout of South Florida in the American Athletic Conference Tournament final on Monday.

UConn (12-0, 2-0), who defeated No. 10/9 Stanford, No. 20/25 Cal, No. 15/13 Maryland, No. 5/5 UCLA and No. 3/2 Notre Dame earlier this year, looks to improve on its impressive all-time record of 246-62 (.798) versus Top-25 AP ranked teams. UConn is 60-24 all-time on the road against ranked opponents and 37-11 in road games against ranked teams since 2004-05.

Six Huskies are averaging double-figures in scoring. Junior guard Katie Lou Samuelson is pacing all players with 19.3 points per game on 53.6 percent (52-97) shooting from the floor. Azura Stevens, and Napheesa Collier lead the squad in rebounding with 8.8 and 7.9 boards, respectively.



The Huskies and USF both own a 2-0 clip in conference action heading into Saturday’s tilt. UConn most recently defeated ECU 96-35 on Wednesday afternoon while the Bulls took down Cincinnati 69-46 last week.

The Huskies are 23-0 all-time against USF in a series that dates back to the 2002-03 season. UConn’s overtime victory against the Bulls on December 1, 2004 marked the last time the Huskies won a game that went into extra time.

UConn returns home on Tuesday, January 9 for a midweek clash against UCF in American play.