STORRS, Conn. - The top-ranked University of Connecticut women’s basketball team is set for a Wednesday night showdown in the Big Easy against Tulane. Game time is set for 8 p.m. ET and the contest will be televised on SNY.
The Green Wave come into Wednesday evening’s contest with a 15-6 overall record, including a 6-3 mark in American Athletic Conference play. The Huskies, winners of 57-straight, are 20-0 overall and 10-0 in the loop.
Wednesday’s meeting will be the third between these two squads, with the Huskies taking both of last year’s contests. Senior guard Moriah Jefferson was outstanding against Tulane last year, averaging 15.5 points, 5.0 assists and 6.0 steals while shooting 60 percent from the field in those two contests.
UConn won its 20th game of the season last time out against Memphis, marking the ninth time the Huskies have started a season with 20-straight wins. Connecticut is only 10-victories shy of its 11th consecutive 30-win season. UConn has won at least 30 games in 20 of the last 22 seasons.
The win over Memphis on January 30 also marked the completion of another perfect January for the Huskies. UConn posted a 9-0 record in the year’s first month, running its all-time January record to 266-85. Connecticut has gone 82-2 in its last 84 January games. The Huskies are 233-100 all-time in February and are winners 64 of their last 69 games played in the year’s shortest month.
UConn’s All-America duo of Moriah Jefferson and Breanna Stewart will look to continue climbing the record book on Wednesday. Jefferson is tied for fifth on UConn’s all-time assists list and is only 26 helpers shy of tying Sue Bird’s fourth-place total. Stewart is only 15-points shy of tying Tina Charles for No. 2 on the Huskies all-time scoring list with 2,346 career points.
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