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Women's Hoops Prepare for Top-25 Tilt At South Carolina

Jan. 31, 2018

Radio: UConn/IMG Radio Network/WTIC 1080 AM

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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 Last Meeting
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February 13, 2017
Gampel Pavilion, Storrs, Conn.
Century mark! UConn women win 100th straight game
Add 100 consecutive wins to the UConn Huskies' long list of milestones. Given the team's glitzier numbers linked to national championships, 11 titles and counting, it may seem ho-hum with no added significance. Geno Auriemma's squad already owns the longest winning streak in Division I college basketball history. UConn beat its own record of 90 consecutive wins earlier this season with little fanfare. Getting No. 100 was a little tougher than many of the previous 99, which UConn won by an average 38.7 points. Gabby Williams scored a career-high 26 points and Napheesa Collier added 18 to help the top-ranked Huskies beat No. 6 South Carolina 66-55 on Monday night in front of a sellout crowd of 10,167 that included past greats Sue Bird, Maya Moore, Tina Charles and Breanna Stewart, who helped the Huskies to the first 75 wins of this streak.

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.