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Women's Hoops Travels to LSU Sunday

Freshman Crystal Dangerfield led the Huskies against Baylor with 19 points.
Nov. 19, 2016


BATON ROUGE, La. - Coming off a pair of wins against ranked opponents, the No. 3 University of Connecticut women's basketball team travels to LSU where the Huskies will meet the Lady Tigers on Sunday, Nov. 20. Tip-off is at 5:30 p.m.

Sunday's game will be televised nationally on ESPN with radio coverage on the UConn/IMG Sports Radio Network.

UConn is undefeated 2-0 to start the 2016-17 season with wins coming against No. 12 Florida State and most recently against No. 2 Baylor. With their 72-61 victory over the Bears, the Huskies extend their second-longest win streak in program history to 77 games, spanning three seasons.

Freshman Crystal Dangerfield (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) stood out from the pack against Baylor after she racked up a game-high 19 points and added five assists, four rebounds and two steals. She shot 8-14 from the field and hit three of five three-pointers. She made her collegiate debut against Florida State where she put up five points, an assist and two rebounds.

Sophomore Katie Lou Samuelson (Huntington Beach, Calif.) was 4-8 from the field and 6-6 from the free throw line to finish second on the team against Baylor with 16 points. Samuelson shot 67 percent from downtown, dishing out two three-point field goals on three attempts.

LSU is off to the team's best start since 2009-10 as the Lady Tigers are undefeated 3-0 to start the season. After opening their season on the road against Louisiana Tech, the Lady Tigers claimed back-to-back wins at home over Wake Forest and Rice. Most recently, LSU defeated Rice 66-55 at home at the Maravich Center. Alexis Hyder led the Lady Tigers with 15 points, eight rebounds, two assists and three steals.



The Huskies lead the all-time series against LSU 7-1 and have won the last four consecutive meetings with the Lady Tigers. The two squared off last season in December of 2015 at the XL Center where UConn brought down LSU 86-40. UConn's only loss to LSU was in the 2007 NCAA Elite Eight when LSU ended UConn's tournament run and advanced to the Final Four over the Huskies.