HARTFORD, Conn. – The No. 1 UConn women’s basketball team searches for its 90th-straight win Tuesday, Jan. 10 against No. 22 USF at the XL Center.
Tuesday’s tip-off is at 7 p.m. and the game will be televised on CBS-Sports Network with radio coverage on the UConn/IMG Sports Radio Network.
The Huskies (14-0) now own the two longest win streaks in college basketball history after they dominated East Carolina 90-45 on Wednesday, giving them 89-consecutive wins. Wednesday’s win broke a tie with the John Wooden's UCLA men's program, which won 88-straight in the early 1970s.
UConn is in pursuit of its 90th-straight win, which would tie its own NCAA Division I record for consecutive games won, the longest win-streak in NCAA history, that the program set between November of 2008 and December of 2010.
In Wednesday’s win against ECU, five Huskies finished with double-figure point totals. Sophomore Napheesa Collier (O’Fallon, Mo.) led the team with 21 points and seven rebounds. Junior Natalie Butler (Fairfax Station, Va.) recorded a season-high 12 points in addition to six rebounds and a steal.
UConn is a perfect 20-0 all-time against South Florida. The Huskies and the Bulls tangoed on three occasions last season. After claiming both wins during the regular season, UConn ousted USF 77-51 to win its third straight American Athletic Conference championship title.
No. 22 USF (13-1) is riding a five-game winning skid after suffering its only loss of the season to Long Beach State on Dec. 19, 2016. The Bulls, who are 2-0 in conference play, defeated Tulane 62-53 in their 2016-17 AAC debut and followed that up with an 84-68 win over Tulsa. UConn is the first ranked opponent USF will face this season.