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UConn Marches On to Face Syracuse Monday

Junior Gabby Williams
March 19, 2017

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STORRS, Conn. – In a rematch of the 2016 NCAA national championship game, the No. 1 seeded Huskies will face Syracuse in the NCAA second round on Monday, March 20 at Gampel Pavilion. Monday’s tipoff is at 6:30 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN2.

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets for Monday’s game. Student tickets for Monday’s game are free. Students should pick up their free tickets on Monday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Athletic Ticket Office, located in the breezeway between Gampel and the Greer Field House. Students can also pick up a ticket beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Gampel box office, located at the North Entrance near the Husky dog statue. UConn ID is required and there is a limit of one ticket per student.

UConn (33-0) advanced to the second round after taking down Albany 116-55 on Saturday at Gampel Pavilion. Junior Kia Nurse (Hamilton, Ont.) and sophomore Napheesa Collier (O’Fallon, Mo.) each finished with 24 points.

Collier and junior Gabby Williams (Sparks, Nev.) each finished with a double-double after bringing down 10 rebounds apiece and recording 20-plus points each.



The Huskies are 38-12 all-time against Syracuse and have won 24-straight and 31 of the last 32 games against the Orange. The Huskies have won 34-straight against ACC teams dating back to an 82- 76 loss at No. 2 UNC on Jan. 15, 2007.

The No. 8 seed Syracuse (22-10) advanced past Iowa State in the NCAA first round on Saturday, halting the Cyclones 85-65 at Gampel Pavilion. Senior Brittany Sykes led the Orange with 28 points and freshman Gabby Cooper shot 8-15 from three-point range for 24 points.

The winner of Monday’s matchup will advance to the NCAA Regional Semifinal, which will be played at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn.