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UConn Ends Road Trip at Memphis on Wednesday

Geno Auriemma and the Huskies will face Memphis on Wednesday.
Jan. 12, 2016

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – After earning its 51st consecutive victory on Sunday, the No. 1 University of Connecticut women’s basketball team wraps up its three-game road trip with a showdown against Memphis on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at Roane Fieldhouse. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. on SNY with radio coverage on the UConn/IMG Radio Network.

The Last Meeting
February 28, 2015
Gampel Pavilion, Storrs, Conn.
Quotes: UConn 87, Memphis 24
"You can tell she wanted to get it over with. Despite any discussion she has had, she didn't waste a lot of time from the beginning. There's a fine line between wanting to win, be a great teammate, doing all the things my team wants me to do, and this is kind of important to me, so let me get it over with and move onto the business of winning the game. I'm glad she played well, I'm glad she got a lot done today, and that's what you want for players on senior day."

Redshirt-junior Morgan Tuck (Bolingbrook, Ill.) grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds and dropped 22 points as UConn (14-0, 4-0 The American) topped No. 22/18 USF, 75-59, on Sunday. Senior Breanna Stewart (North Syracuse, N.Y.) finished with a double-double on 12 points and 11 boards while sophomore Kia Nurse (Hamilton, Ontario) tied her season-best with 16 points.

The Huskies have swept all four meetings with the Tigers by an average margin of victory of 46 points since joining the American Athletic Conference in 2013. This season, Memphis owns a 9-7 overall record and are 3-2 in conference play. The Tigers are once again led by senior Ariel Hearn, who stands 10th in the league with 14.1 points per game. As a team, Memphis averages 65.4 points per outing and is shooting 41.8 percent from the floor.

UConn is 354-15 (.959) all-time when playing as the nation’s No. 1 ranked team in the Associated Press Top 25. Connecticut has won its last 91 games versus unranked opponents, dating back to a 57-56 loss vs. St. John’s on Feb. 18, 2012. Since the 1993-94 season, the Huskies boast an incredible 547-9 (.984) record against unranked foes, including a current stretch of 268 wins in 269 such contests.



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