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Huskies Entertain Cincinnati at the XL Center Sunday

Feb. 3, 2018

Radio: UConn/IMG Radio Network/WTIC 1080 AM

Twitter: @UConnWBB
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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.

The Last Meeting
February 7, 2017
First Third Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio
UConn Gets 98th Straight Win, Defeats Cincinnati 96-49
Napheesa Collier made all of her 10 shots while piling up 24 points, and top-ranked UConn rolled to a 96-49 victory over Cincinnati on Tuesday night that moved the Huskies within arm's reach of the NCAA's first triple-digit winning streak. UConn's 98th straight win was a blend of its hallmark balance and persistence. The Huskies (23-0, 11-0 American Athletic) made quick work of former UConn star Jamelle Elliott's team, pulling ahead 49-22 at halftime with three players in double figures already.

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.

Scouting Cincinnati

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.