STORRS, Conn. – After a two-game road stint the top-ranked University of Connecticut women’s basketball team returns to Gampel Pavilion on Tuesday night. The Huskies will host American foe UCF in a midweek match up beginning at 7 p.m.
Connecticut (13-0, 3-0 American) looks to continue its 13-game win streak when the Knights visit Storrs in the squads’ first meeting of the season. The tilt will air on SNY and the UConn/IMG Radio Network. This season the Huskies own a 4-0 clip at home and are riding a 70-game home win streak, dating back to the 2012-13 season.
Junior forward Napheesa Collier paced four double-figure scorers with 25 points and 11 rebounds in Saturday’s 100-49 rout of No. 22 USF. Classmates Katie Lou Samuelson and Azura Stevens each added 15 points as the trio accounted for 55% of the scoring.
UConn aims to remain perfect against UCF as they hold a 6-0 edge in the all-time series against the Knights, including a 2-0 advantage in friendly confines.
Senior Gabby Williams leads the American in field goal percentage (60.4%), while classmate Kia Nurse ranks first in three-point percetnage (50%) and Stevens is leading all players with 2.2 blocks per game.
UCF (11-5, 3-0 American) comes to Storrs having won seven of its last right contests. The Knights are off to a 3-0 start in the American Athletic Conference for the first time in program history. The duo of Aliyah Gregory and Zakiya Saunders headline the offense averaging 13.3 points per game apiece. As a team, UCF leads the league in scoring defense allowing just 54.7 points per game.
After a brief visit home, the Huskies head south to the Lone Star State for a pair of road games. UConn will first visit Houston on January 13 before squaring-off against non-conference foe No. 8 Texas on Jan. 15.