MANHATTAN, Kan. – Coming off a crucial road win against No. 2/1 Notre Dame Wednesday, the No. 1/2 UConn women’s basketball team takes a break from its stretch of top-15 teams and will head back out on the road to face ARV/ARV Kansas State on Sunday, Dec. 11 with a 2 p.m. tip-off.
Sunday’s game will be televised nationally on FS1 with radio coverage on the UConn/IMG Radio Network.
The Huskies (8-0) are coming off an exciting win on the road where they brought down No. 2/1 Notre Dame 72-61 in South Bend. Sophomore forward Napheesa Collier (O’Fallon, Mo.) led the team with 20 points in addition to an outstanding performance from junior forward Gabby Williams (Sparks, Nev.) who tied a career-high 19 points in addition to a season-high 12 rebounds, six assists and a career-best tying five steals all in a career-high 40 minutes on the floor.
Sophomore guard Katie Lou Samuelson (Huntington Beach, California) and junior guard Kia Nurse (Hamilton, Ont.) also registered career-highs after they saw all 40 minutes on the floor against the Fighting Irish.
With the win over Notre Dame, UConn extended its current win streak to 83 games, the second longest in program history and in NCAA women’s basketball history. Heading into Sunday’s match-up with the Wildcats, the Huskies are riding another streak as they have won 97-straight true road games against teams that are not ranked in the Associated Press Poll. UConn’s last loss to an unranked opponent on that team’s home floor came on December 21, 2004 at Arizona State.
In overall contests with unranked opponents, UConn has won its last 113 games against unranked teams, dating back to a 57-56 loss vs. St. John’s on Feb. 18, 2012. Since the 1993-94 season, the Huskies boast an incredible 566-9 (.984) record against unranked foes.
UConn is 2-0 all-time vs. the Wildcats, including a 40-point win last year the the XL Center and a 72-26 victory in the second round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament in Bridgeport, Conn.
The undefeated Kansas State is receiving votes in the both AP Top 25 and the USA Today Coaches polls as the Wildcats are off to a 9-0 run this year. K-State has not met very many ranked opponents in its schedule this season. The only ranked team the Wildcats have faced was at the time No 23. Auburn on December 1, but the Tigers have since dropped from the rankings.
The Wildcats are led by Kindred Wesemann and Naismith Trophy candidate Breanna Lewis averaging 14.9 and 14.8 points per game respectively. Lewis has led the team in points in five out of nine contests and in rebounds in seven of nine.