No. 1/1 Connecticut (20-0, 7-0) at Pittsburgh (12-7, 1-5)
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2010
Tipoff: 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Site: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Arena: Petersen Events Center (12,508)
TV: The UConn-Pittsburgh game will be televised live on CPTV with Bob Picozzi (play-by-play) and Meghan Culmo (color) on the call.
Radio/Web: The UConn-Pittsburgh game will be broadcast live on the UConn Radio Network with Bob Joyce (play-by-play) and Kara Wolters (color) on the call.
Up Next: UConn returns to the XL Center in Hartford for a meeting with No. 16 West Virginia on Tuesday Feb. 2 in a 7:00 p.m. (ET) tip.
NO. 1/1 CONNECTICUT LOOKS 60 IN A ROW AT PITTSBURGH: No. 1/1 Connecticut hits the road on Saturday afternoon for a 2:00 p.m. (ET) tip at Pittsburgh.
The Huskies are a perfect 6-0 on the road this season and have won those previous six games by an average of 39.3 ppg.
Connecticut will be looking to run its record to a perfect 21-0 for the third consecutive season and enters having won each of its last 21 “true” road games dating back to a loss at Rutgers on Feb. 5, 2008.
UConn leads the all-time series with Pittsburgh 37-9 and have won each of the last 24 meetings in the series by an average of 39.1 ppg.
The Huskies last loss against the Panthers came back on Feb. 24, 1993 by a 76-74 count in Pittsburgh. UConn is 15-4 all-time in the Steel City against Pitt.
UConn has won 139 of its last 147 games against Big East opponents in the regular season, including its last 30 overall entering Saturday’s game at Pittsburgh.
UConn has won each of its last 129 games against non-ranked opponents.
The Huskies have won 59 consecutive games entering Saturday’s meeting with Pittsburgh - the second-longest winning streak in NCAA history.
ROAD SAVVY: The Huskies are 93-9 on the road since Feb. 1, 2001.
The Huskies have not lost back-to-back road games since the 1992-93 season when it lost at Miami (2/14) and Pittsburgh (2/24).
LAST OF THE UNDEFEATED: UConn enters play Saturday as one of two remaining undefeated teams nationally.
The Huskies are joined by Nebraska.
THE WINNING STREAK: UConn enters Saturday’s game vs. Pittsburgh having won 59 consecutive games - the second-longest winning streak in NCAA Women’s Basketball Division I history.
Longest NCAA Division I Win Streak
70 Connecticut (2001-03)
59 Connecticut (2008-present)
54 Louisiana Tech (1980-82)
46 Tennessee (1996-98)
HUSKIES AT 21-0: Connecticut will be seeking to open the season 21-0 for the third straight time and the seventh time since 1994-95.
STIFLING DEFENSE: Connecticut enters play Saturday well on pace to shatter the program’s scoring record for fewest points allowed per game, with its current total of 44.0 ppg allowed - through 20 games.
The UConn record is 51.4 ppg allowed in 2004-05.
Connecticut has held its opponents to a field goal percentage of less than .300 in nine games this season and less than .400 in 19 of 20 games overall.
HUSKIES IN JANUARY: UConn boasts an all-time mark of 225-83 in games played in the month of January.
The Huskies have won each of their last 32 games played during the calendar's first month.
UCONN AS NO. 1: UConn is 252-11 (.958) all-time when playing as the nation’s No. 1 ranked team in the Associated Press Top 25.
The Huskies most recent loss when ranked No. 1 came on April 6, 2008 vs. Stanford.
THE MARGIN OF VICTORY: UConn enters Saturday’s game vs. Pittsburgh having won its first 20 games by an average margin of 39.2 points - all 20 wins have been by a minimum margin of 12 points.