GREENVILLE, N.C. – The No. 1 University of Connecticut women’s basketball team will play its final regular season road game on Saturday, Feb. 20 when it visits East Carolina. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. on CBSSN with radio coverage on the UConn/IMG Radio Network.
UConn (25-0, 14-0 The American) cruised to its 62nd-straight win on Wednesday when it topped Cincinnati, 88-34, in its annual Play 4Kay pink game at Gampel Pavilion. Redshirt-sophomore center Natalie Butler (Fairfax Station, Va.) recorded her first double-double as a Husky behind 14 points and 10 rebounds. Senior forward Breanna Stewart (North Syracuse, N.Y.) also tallied 14 points on the night after coming off the bench for the first time since her freshman season.
The Huskies and Pirates last met on Feb. 6 when UConn picked up a 92-46 victory, extending its lead to 4-0 in the all-time series. This season, ECU sports a 10-16 overall record and 4-10 mark in league play. The Pirates have lost six of its last seven games, including two matchups that went into overtime. Three players average double-digits, led by redshirt-senior guard Jada Payne with 19.3 points, who ranks third in the conference behind UConn’s Stewart (19.6).
The North Syracuse, N.Y. native currently has 369 career blocks. Stewart needs just two more rejections to rank second among UConn’s all-time blocks leaders, passing Kara Wolters (370).
Connecticut’s 62-game winning streak is the third-longest streak in program and NCAA history. UConn has won 109 of its last 110 games and 69 of its last 74 contests played during February.
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