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Huskies Search For New NCAA Record Saturday at SMU

Senior Saniya Chong led the team against USF with a career-high tying 20 points.
Jan. 13, 2017

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DALLAS -- After tying its own record for the longest winning streak in NCAA history, the No. 1 women’s basketball team will look to set a new record of 91-straight wins when the Huskies take on SMU Saturday, Jan. 14 on the road at Moody Coliseum.

Saturday’s tip-off is at 3 p.m. and will be televised on SNY with radio coverage on the UConn/IMG Radio Network.

The Huskies (15-0) picked up their 90th consecutive win on Tuesday as they defeated No. 20 USF 102-37, which tied the team’s largest margin of victory during this current win streak of 65 points.

Junior forward Gabby Williams (Sparks, Nev.) earned her fourth double-double of the season and was just three assists away from a triple-double, recording a season-high 13 rebounds, 11 points and seven assists.

Six Huskies finished in double-figure point totals against No. 20 USF. Senior Saniya Chong (Ossining, N.Y.) led the team against the Bulls with a career-high tying 20 points and eight assists.

UConn leads the all-time series against SMU 6-0, including a 3-0 record against the Mustangs in Dallas. Last season, the Huskies defeated SMU 90-37 on the road in January of 2016 and followed that up with an 88-41 victory at home one month later.

SMU (10-6) is 1-2 in American Athletic Conference play after suffering back-to-back conference losses to East Carolina and Tulane. The Mustangs fell short of the Pirates by only one point on the road, as East Carolina claimed a 58-57 victory. SMU dropped to a 1-2 AAC record after being edge out by Tulane 71-59 at home at Moody Coliseum.