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STORRS, Conn. – Coming off a strong Top-10 road win on Thursday night, the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team looks to carry that momentum into Sunday. The Huskies entertain American Conference foe Cincinnati on Sunday, February 4 for a 1 p.m. tip-off at the XL Center in downtown Hartford.
UConn is celebrating Whiteout Week, as all fans are encouraged to wear white to the game and free rally towels will be laid out on the seats while the Huskies battle with the Bearcats (13-9, 5-4 American) on SNY and the UConn/IMG Radio Network
Backed by 20-point performances by senior Kia Nurse (23) and junior Katie Lou Samuelson (20), Connecticut routed defending national champion South Carolina, 83-58, on Thursday night. The win marked UConn’s seventh win against a ranked opponent this season. A handful of Huskies contributed to the win as senior Gabby Williams (14 rebounds) and junior Napheesa Collier (five blocks) posted double-figures as well, boasting 14 and 19 points, respectively.
Nurse continues to lead the nation in three-point field goal shooting percentage at 50.4 percentage, connecting on 57 of her 113 attempts from downtown. As a team, UConn leads the nation in scoring offense with 90.6 points per game.
The Huskies own a 17-0 clip in the all-time series against the Bearcats. UConn swept Cincinnati last season by average of 50.5 points.
The Bearcats enter Sunday’s contest on a two-game skid after falling to ECU, in overtime, and UCF last week. Junior guard Nikira Goings is leading Cincinnai in scoring with 11.8 points per game while senior guard Ana Owens follows with 11.5 points and a team-high 4.0 assists each game.
Excellent at the XL
UConn boasts an all-time mark of 164-13 (.924) in games played at the XL Center. UConn has won 88 of its last 91 games played at the XL Center.
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