TAMPA, Fla. – The No. 1 UConn women’s basketball team will close out the 2016-17 regular season at USF on Monday, Feb. 27 at the Sun Dome.
Monday’s tip is scheduled for 7 p.m. and the game will televised nationally on ESPN2.
UConn (28-0, 15-0 The American) moved to 103-straight wins after downing Memphis 91-48 on Senior Day Saturday. Senior guards Saniya Chong (Ossining, N.Y.) and Tierney Lawlor (Ansonia, Conn.) were recognized in front of a sold out crowd at Gampel Pavilion.
Chong was one of three Huskies to finish in double-figures against the Tigers with 14 points on 5-8 shooting, including 3-6 from beyond the arc, in addition to seven assists and two steals. She continues to lead the nation in assist/turnover ratio with 4.08. Lawlor saw a season-high 10 minutes on the floor and tied career-highs in assists (2), rebounds (2) and steals (1).
Sophomore Katie Lou Samuelson (Huntington Beach, Calif.) bounced back from her three-game shooting slump and led the team with 29 points, shooting 11-14 from the floor and 5-8 from three-point range.
UConn and USF met earlier this year on January 10, 2017. At the time, the Bulls were ranked No. 23 in the AP top-25 poll, but they have since fallen out of the national rankings after suffering back-to-back conference losses to UCF and Temple. USF is currently receiving votes.
The Huskies tied their previous NCAA record 90-straight wins after destroying USF 102-37 at the XL Center earlier this year. UConn is a perfect 21-0 in the all-time series with the Bulls after that meeting.
USF enters Monday’s matchup 22-6 overall and 11-4 in American Athletic Conference games. After falling out of the top-25, USF came back to win two in a row on the road at Houston and Tulsa.
The American Athletic Conference championship will take place from March 3-6 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.