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STORRS, Conn – The top-ranked University of Connecticut women’s basketball team rounds out nonconference play this week with a highly anticipated Top-5 tilt against No. 4 Louisville on Monday evening. Tip-off from Gampel Pavilion is set for 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN2 and the UConn/IMG Sports Radio Network.
Connecticut (24-0) faces its seventh Top-25 ranked foe and third Top-5 opponent in the Cardinals (25-1). UConn has won 32 of the last 40 games it has played against opponents ranked in the AP top-5, including the last 18 in-a-row.
Paced by a season- and game-high 26 points from Napheesa Collier the Huskies routed Wichita State, 124-43, to improve to 12-0 in American Conference play on Sunday. UConn was fueled by five double-digits scorers in the tilt as the Huskies scored their second highest point total in program history.
Two Huskies find themselves ranked nationally in three-point field 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).
Looking at Louisville
The Cardinals come to Storrs riding a 13-game road win streak. Asia Durr boasts a team-best 19.8 points per game while Myisha Hines-Allen is collecting a team-high 10.0 boards per game and chipping in with 14.0 points per game.
The Series vs Louisville
UConn is 16-1 all-time against Louisville and the Huskies have won 16 in-a-row in the series. The Huskies have won 36-straight against ACC teams dating back to an 82- 76 loss at No. 2 UNC on 1/15/07.
Stripe Out Gampel
UConn Nation, let's Stripe Out Gampel Pavilion Monday night as No. 1 UConn faces No. 4 Louisville in a primetime, nationally-televised matchup. We need YOU to help make the Stripe Out a success! Figure out what color to wear HERE!
Make sure to wave your pom-pom!
There will be either a blue or white pom-pom on each seat in Gampel depending on which section you are in. Make sure to wave it during the game to enhance the Stripe Out!
— UConn Women's Hoops (@UConnWBB) February 8, 2018
The Huskies boast a record of 280-7 (.973) in Gampel Pavilion since 1993-94. UConn has won 170 of its last 174 games at Gampel Pavilion and is 325-19 (.940) at the facility all-time. UConn has won 105 of its last 107 games in its on-campus facility, dating back to a 60-56 setback to No. 9 Rutgers on February 7, 2006. UConn has won 47-straight games in Gampel.
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