STORRS, Conn. - After setting another NCAA record with 35-straight wins on the road, the top-ranked UConn women's basketball team returns to Gampel Pavilion Sunday, Feb. 5 to host Tulsa for a 1 p.m. tip. Sunday's game will be televised on SNY with radio coverage on the UConn/IMG Radio Network.
The Huskies and the Golden Hurricane met back in January on Tulsa's home floor. Sophomore Katie Lou Samuelson (Huntington Beach, Calif.) racked up a career-high 34 points, shooting 13-18 overall and 7-12 from the three-point arc, to push UConn past Tulsa 98-58 at Reynolds Coliseum.
UConn (21-0, 9-0 The American) most recently brought down the third-best team in the conference, Temple, 97-69 on the road at Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. Sophomore Napheesa Collier (O'Fallon, Mo.) picked up her seventh double-double of the season, leading the team in points (25) and rebounds (10). She also led the Huskies in steals with three and tied junior Gabby Williams (Sparks, Nev.), who tied her career-high, with four blocks each.
Collier and Samuelson led the team against Temple, finishing with 25 and 24 points, respectively. The sophomore duo is on pace to land high on UConn's all-time single-season scoring average list. Samuelson is currently averaging 21. 7 points per game with Collier just behind at 19.1 per game.
Tulsa enters Sunday's match 8-14 overall and 4-5 in American Athletic Conference games. The Golden Hurricane scored the most points in school history in most recent overtime win, 100-92, against East Carolina Tuesday.
UConn leads the all-time series against Tulsa 5-0 and the Huskies are 2-0 against the Golden Hurricane at home. UConn has scored over 90 points in all five matchups against Tulsa and maintains average scoring margin of +49.6.
The Huskies head back out on the road on Tuesday, Feb. 7 to take on Cincinnati at 7 p.m. in First Third Arena. The game will be televised regionally on SNY.