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STORRS, Conn. – The No. 1 UConn women’s basketball team welcomes SMU to Gampel Pavilion on Saturday, Feb. 11 for the 11th annual Play4Kay initiative. The Huskies are asking fans to donate to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund prior to the "Pink Game" on Saturday.
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Fans are encouraged to wear pink in an effort to raise awareness for cancer research. Additionally, fans are encouraged to look for the Genius 3D Mammography exam brand ambassadors at the north, south and east entrances of Gampel where Husky faithful can simply sign a postcard. For every postcard that is filled out and collected, our game day sponsor, Hologic, will make a donation to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
Saturday’s tip is scheduled for 2 p.m. and will be televised regionally on SNY with radio coverage on the UConn/IMG Radio Network.
UConn (23-0, 11-0 The American) picked up its 98th-straight win Tuesday after knocking off Cincinnati 96-49 on the road. Sophomore Napheesa Collier (O’Fallon, Mo.), who was named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week Monday, shot a flawless 100 percent against the Bearcats, 10-10 from the floor, 1-1 from three-point range and 3-3 from the charity stripe, to lead the team for a second-straight game with 24 points.
Despite owning a 13-10 overall record heading into Saturday’s match-up, SMU is 4-6 in conference play. The Mustangs were 2-6 in American Athletic Conference matchups before picking up recent back-to-back wins against Memphis and UCF.
The Huskies lead the all-time series against the Mustangs 7-0. UConn and SMU met earlier this season on Jan. 14, 2017 where UConn broke its own NCAA record with its 91st consecutive win, defeating SMU 88-48 in Dallas.
About the Play4Kay Initiative
In partnership with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and the V Foundation for Cancer Research, Play4Kay is a national fundraising effort in memory of former North Carolina State University head coach Kay Yow, who was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987 and battled the disease until 2009.
With a win on Saturday, the Huskies will have a shot at 100-straight wins on Monday, Feb. 13 when they host No. 6/6 South Carolina at Gampel Pavilion. Monday’s game kicks off White Out Week for UConn athletics and fans are encouraged to wear white.