STORRS, Conn. - The No. 1 UConn women's basketball team goes for its 100th consecutive win Monday, Feb. 13 against No. 6 South Carolina at Gampel Pavilion. Monday's tip-off is at 9 p.m. and will be televised nationally on ESPN2.
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The Huskies lead the all-time series against the Gamecocks 4-0, including an 87-62 win on February 9, 2015 in Gampel Pavilion.
No. 1/1 UConn (24-0, 12-0 The American) extended its NCAA record winning streak to 99 games after defeating SMU 83-41 on Saturday. Sophomore Katie Lou Samuelson (Huntington Beach, Calif.) led the way with 22 points, 19 of which came in the first half.
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UConn leads the nation in three statistical categories heading into Monday's ranked matchup: field-goal percentage (52.3), assists/turnover ratio (1.90) and assists per contest (23.5). Sophomore Napheesa Collier (O'Fallon, Mo.) ranks second nationally in field-goal percentage (67.5) and senior Saniya Chong (Ossinging, N.Y.) leads the country in assist/turnover ratio (4.68).
The undefeated Huskies have faced eight opponents ranked in the AP Top-25 this season. No. 6 South Carolina will be the ninth. Connecticut boasts an all-time record of 238-61 (.790) versus Top-25 AP ranked teams.
No. 6/6 South Carolina (21-2, 11-1 SEC) has won its last three consecutive contests after suffering its only SEC loss to Tennessee, 76-74. Since that loss, the Gamecocks have brought down Kentucky, Arkansas and, most recently, Auburn. South Carolina's only other loss of the season was to ACC opponent, Duke, back in early December.
South Carolina senior Alaina Coates sits just behind Collier in the national rankings for field-goal percentage (67.0). She is second on the team, averaging 14.0 points per game.
The Huskies will head to New Orleans for a contest against Tulane on Saturday, February 18. Game time is set for 8 p.m. ET and will be televised regionally on SNY.