TAMPA, Fla. – The top-ranked University of Connecticut women’s basketball team continues its time on the road with a 5 p.m. matchup against No. 22/18 USF on Sunday, Jan. 10. Fans can catch the national broadcast of the game on ESPN and listen along with the UConn/IMG Radio Network.
UConn (13-0, 3-0 The American) pulled away from Houston for a 76-37 victory on Friday night for its 50th consecutive win. Five players finished the night with at least 10 points, including four players with 13 points each. For the sixth time this season, freshman Katie Lou Samuelson (Huntington Beach, Calif.) reached double digits with 12 points.
Senior Moriah Jefferson (Glenn Heights, Texas) enters Sunday’s game with 524 career assists and 290 career steals. She is poised to become only the third Husky to record 500 career assists and 300 career steals, joining former national players of the year Maya Moore (2008, 2009, 2010) and Jennifer Rizzotti (1996).
Connecticut has an all-time record of 222-61 (.784) versus Top-25 AP ranked teams. UConn is 55-24 all-time on the road against ranked opponents and 31-11 in road games against ranked teams since 2004-05.
UConn tops the American Athletic Conference in twelve categories while checking in at No. 2 in the national rankings with a 1.82 assist/turnover ratio and 22.4 assists per game.
The Huskies and Bulls first took the court in 2002. Since then, UConn has gone on a 17-0 run in the all-time series, including being 8-0 in Tampa. When the two teams met last year, UConn earned its second-straight conference title by defeating USF, 84-70, in the championship game.
USF opened league play on at three-game winning streak and stands at 10-3 overall. The Huskies are looking to hand the Bulls their first loss at home in the 2015-16 season. Senior Courtney Williams paces USF with 21.2 points along with 8.4 rebounds per game. Classmate Alisia Jenkins is the squad’s top rebounder, averaging 13.3 boards.