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No. 1 UConn Readies for Ninth-Seeded Duquesne in NCAA Second Round

Katie Lou Samuelson scored a career-high 22 points in UConn's NCAA First Round victory over Robert Morris.
March 20, 2016

NCAA Tournament Central | UConn Game Notes

STORRS, Conn. - The No. 1 University of Connecticut women's basketball team continues NCAA Tournament play when it takes on ninth-seeded Duquesne in the Second Round at Gampel Pavilion on Monday, March 21. Game time is set for 9 p.m. on ESPN2 with radio coverage on the UConn/IMG Radio Network.

The Last Meeting
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December 10, 1995
Storrs, Conn.

UConn (33-0) cruised past Robert Morris, 101-49, in Saturday's NCAA Tournament First Round contest. The Huskies had six players in double figures, led by freshman Katie Lou Samuelson (Huntington Beach, Calif.) with a career-high 22 points on 7-of-10 shooting.

Senior Breanna Stewart (North Syracuse, N.Y.) tallied 18 points and a career-best eight steals while classmate Moriah Jefferson (Glenn Heights, Texas) was one of three players with 14 points in the outing. The duo was selected as finalist for the 2016 Naismith Trophy on Friday.


 

 

Connecticut owns a stellar 23-2 (.920) all-time record in the NCAA Second Round and has won 68 of its last 73 games when playing as a No. 1 seed in the national event.

With his 104th career NCAA Tournament win on Saturday, Husky head coach Geno Auriemma is within eight victories of former Tennessee head coach Pat Summitt's all-time mark of 112.

Monday's matchup will mark the final contest of the season at Gampel Pavilion for the Huskies. UConn is 37-2 all-time at its on-campus facility in the NCAA Tournament and has won all eight of its games played in the building in the 2015-16 campaign.

This will be the second-ever meeting between the Huskies and Dukes, with UConn taking round one, 88-60, on December 10, 1995.

Duquesne advanced to the Second Round after defeating eighth-seeded Seton Hall, 97-76, on Saturday. Senior guard Deva'Nyar Workman had a double-double behind 25 points and 12 rebounds for the Dukes in the win.

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