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UConn Makes Final Road Trip of the Season to ECU

Breanna Stewart can pass Kara Wolters for second on UConn’s all-time blocks list with two more rejections.
Feb. 19, 2016

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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.

The Last Meeting
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February 6, 2016
Gampel Pavilion, Storrs, Conn.
Nurse scores 20 as UConn women rout East Carolina 92-46
Kia Nurse scored a season-high 20 points at top-ranked UConn routed East Carolina 92-46 on Saturday in the Huskies final tuneup before a showdown with No. 2 South Carolina. Breanna Stewart had added 17 points and 10 rebounds for UConn (22-0, 12-0 American Athletic), which will head to Columbia on Monday with a 59-game winning streak, the third longest in team and NCAA history. Moriah Jefferson chipped in with 16 points and dished out eight assists. Jada Payne had 15points and I'Tiana Taylor scored 12 to lead East Carolina (9-14, 3-8 American), which has lost four straight.

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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