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Huskies Host Notre Dame in Nearly Sold Out Matchup on Sunday

Dec. 1, 2017

Game Notes | Tickets

STORRS, Conn. -
After a three-game road stint the top-ranked University of Connecticut women's basketball team is back home to entertain No. 3/2 Notre Dame in a Top-3 matchup.  Approximately 100 tickets remain for the annual showdown with the Irish on Sunday, December 3 at the XL Center in Downtown Hartford. The contest is slated to begin at 4  p.m. and will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.

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The Last Meeting
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December 7, 2016
Purcell Pavilion, South Bend, Ind.
No. 1 UConn Tops No. 2 Notre Dame, 72-61
Napheesa Collier scored 20 points, Gabby Williams had 19 points, 12 rebounds and six assists and No. 1 Connecticut beat No. 2 Notre Dame 72-61 on Wednesday night for its 83rd straight victory. The Huskies (8-0) trailed briefly in late in the second quarter, but played with the lead most of the game as they controlled the inside, outscoring the Irish 42-30 in the paint and finishing with a 35-32 edge in rebounding. Brianna Turner led the Irish (8-1) with 16 points and 12 rebounds, and Lindsay Allen added 11 points.

UConn will be collecting donations for the annual Toys for Tots Toy Drive prior to Sunday's matchup. If you would like to donate please bring a new, unwrapped toy with you to the game. All donations can be dropped off at the main entrance of the XL Center.

The 2017 National Champion field hockey team will be honored in a special half time ceremony of Sunday's tilt. On November 19, the Huskies captured its third national title in five years and the program's fifth national championship overall after defeating Maryland, 2-1, to become the first team in program history to complete a perfect season (23-0).

Fans are invited to stop by section 124 on the main concourse for team selfies with the players and trophy. Fans will also have the opportunity to write a message on a special congratulatory banner that will be given to the team following the tilt.

Sunday's contest marks the 47th meeting between No. 1/1 UConn and No. 2/3 Notre Dame (7-0) in the sport of women's basketball. The Huskies currently own a 35-11 edge in the all-time series and have won six-straight games in the series by an average of 14.7 points per game.

The Huskies are off to a 6-0 after defeating Nevada, 88-57, on Nov. 28. Senior guard Kia Nurse scored 27 points on 9-10 shooting from the field but it was her 8-8 effort from beyond the three-point arc that propelled her into the record books. Nurse made her final two three-point field goal attempts in the Michigan State game as well and, when combined with her 8-8 effort against Nevada, Nurse has tied the UConn record with 10 consecutive made 3FG's. Nurse's 10 consecutive treys ties the school record held by Caroline Doty and Katie Lou Samuelson. The NCAA record for most consecutive made 3FG's is 14.