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Huskies Head to Queen City Tuesday

Sophomore Napheesa Collier was named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week on Monday.
Feb. 6, 2017

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STORRS, Conn. – The No. 1 UConn women’s basketball team travels to Cincinnati on Tuesday, Feb. 7 to take on the Bearcats at First Third Arena in a 7 p.m. showdown on SNY.

UConn (22-0, 10-0 The American) leads Cincinnati 16-0 in the all-time series, including 7-0 on the road. This will be the only meeting between the Huskies and the Bearcats during the 2016-17 regular season.

The Huskies are coming off a 96-50 victory against Tulsa at home, which extended UConn’s growing win streak to 97 consecutive games. UConn has won 105-straight true road games against non-ranked opponents.

Sophomore forward Napheesa Collier was named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the third time season on Monday after she averaged 24.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game while shooting a nearly-automatic 81.5 percent from the floor during a 2-0 week for the top-ranked UConn women’s basketball team. 

Collier started the week with 25 points, 10 rebounds, four blocks and three steals in UConn’s win at Temple on Wednesday for her seventh double-double of the season. She followed that up with a 24-point, nine-rebound, three-assist effort in the win over Tulsa on Sunday. She enters the week ranked fourth nationally in field goal percentage.

Cincinnati enters Tuesday’s contest 14-8 overall and 5-4 in AAC games. The Bearcats have suffered a three-game losing skid. Cincinnati snapped its five-game winning streak with a 64-44 loss to UCF and followed that up with a 74-68 loss to Tulane in overtime.


 

 

Most recently, the Bearcats extended their drought to three games after falling to No. 22, previously No. 20, USF 72-52 on the road.

UP NEXT…

UConn will return to action on Saturday, Feb. 11 when the team welcomes SMU to Gampel Pavilion for the annual Play 4Kay game. Gametime is set for 2 p.m. and the contest will be televised regionally on SNY.

 

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