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STORRS, Conn. – Gearing up for its sixth Top-25 match-up of the season, the top-ranked University of Connecticut women’s basketball team is back on the road against defending National Champion No. 7/6 South Carolina on Thursday, February 1. Tip-off from the Colonial Life Arena is at 7 p.m. (ET) and will be broadcast on ESPN and the UConn/IMG Radio Network.
The Huskies (20-0) face the Game Cocks (18-3) for the third time in as many years, with Connecticut winning those three contests by an average of 16 points. UConn is 5-0 all-time against South Carolina, including 2-0 at Colonial Life Arena.
The Huskies garnered their 25th-straight 20-win season after routing Tulane, 98-45, in front of a sold out home crowd last Saturday. Junior Katie Lou Samuelson notched a game-high 19 points in the tilt as UConn improved to 9-0 in conference play. Senior Kia Nurse (14 points) tied a career high with seven rebounds, junior Napheesa Collier hit all six of her shots for 13 points and senior Gabby Williams chipped in with 13 points and nine assists in the tilt. As a team, the Huskies shot 72.2 percent from the floor- the program’s second highest mark.
South Carolina owns a 10-1 clip at home this season and is backed by 2017 First Team All-American A’ja Wilson. In 19 games played, Wilson is pacing the team in points (23.1), boards (11.2) and blocks (68). The Game Cocks are 3-3 against Top-25 opponents this season and have yet to defeat a team ranked in the Top-10.
Connecticut has an all-time record of 247-62 (.800) versus Top-25 AP ranked teams. UConn is 61-24 all-time on the road against ranked opponents and 38-11 in road games against ranked teams since 2004-05.
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