TV: SNY/ ESPN3
Radio: UConn/IMG Radio Network/WTIC 1080 AM
STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut women's basketball team begins its longest homestand of the season when they entertain Wichita State on February 10. The Huskies and the Shockers tip-off at 1 p.m. in American Conference action at the XL Center in downtown Hartford. The tilt will be broadcast on SNY and the UConn/IMG Sports Network.
Top-ranked Connecticut (23-0) owns an 8-0 clip in friendly confines this season, including a 4-0 mark at the XL Center. UConn boasts an all-time mark of 165-13 (.924) in games played in Hartford and has won 89 of its last 92 games played at the XL Center.
Junior forward Katie Lou Samuelson is coming off a 19-point performance in the squad's 55-37 win at UCF on Wednesday night. Classmate Napheesa Collier added 11 points and grabbed 12 boards in the win as UConn improved to 11-0 in conference play.
Samuelson is boasting a team-best 17.3 points per game to pace a group of six Huskies averaging double-figures. Senior guard Kia Nurse (15.3) continues to lead the nation in three-point field goal shooting percentage at 48.8 percent, connecting on 61 of her 125 attempts. As a team, UConn ranks first in scoring offense notching 89.7 points per contest.
The Shockers (10-15, 5-6 AAC) enter Saturday's contest on a three-game skid after falling to Cincinnati 75-69, Wednesday evening. Wichita State is led by Rangie Bessard's 18.9 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. Diamond Lockhart is the only other Shocker averaging double-digits (10.4) and leads the team in steal and assists with 35 and 85, respectively.
Saturday's contest marks the first game between these two teams. UConn has won 86-straight games against first-time opponents.
Two Huskies find themselves ranked nationally in three-point fi eld goal shooting percentage, with Kia Nurse leading the country at 48.8 percent from long range. Katie Lou Samuelson is also in the national 3FG% rankings (45.8, 11th).
Huskies are Perfect in AAC Play
UConn is 81-0 all-time in American Athletic Conference regular season games, begining during the 2013-14 season.
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