PHILADELPHIA - The No. 1 UConn women's basketball team travels to the City of Brotherly Love Wednesday, Feb. 1 to face Temple for a 7 p.m. tip at Liacouras Center. The mid-week matchup between the Huskies and the Owls will be televised on SNY.
With a win on Wednesday, UConn could establish a new NCAA record with its 35th-straight win on the road. The Huskies have won their last 34 road games, dating back to an overtime loss at Stanford on November 17, 2014, which ties their previous road winning streak (2000-01 - 2003-04).
UConn (20-0, 8-0 The American) is just five games shy of 100-straight wins after the team earned its 95-straight victory Saturday, downing Houston 91-42. Junior forward Gabby Williams (Sparks, Nev.) led the Huskies with a career-high tying 19 points and added 10 rebounds for her seventh double-double of the season.
Senior Saniya Chong (Ossining, N.Y.) tied career highs in both blocks (2) and steals (3) against the Mustangs in addition to six assists. She currently leads the country with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 4/1.
The Owls enter Wednesday's matchup 16-4 overall with a 6-1 American Athletic Conference record. Temple snapped its 12-game win streak with most recent loss to USF, 55-51, on Sunday. Senior Feyonda Fitzgerald led the team against the Bulls with 14 points and eight assists. She currently leads the Owls, averaging 17.9 points per game.
UConn is 7-2 in the all-time series against Temple with the last loss dating back to 1982. Since the Y2K, the Huskies are undefeated 7-0 against the Owls.
Williams shined in the last meeting against Temple, tying her career-high 19 points on 9-9 shooting and adding 11 rebounds as the Huskies defeated the Owls 85-60 in front of a sold out crowd at McGonigle Hall on Feb. 14, 2016.
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