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Auriemma Looks to Make History at the Naismith Holiday Showcase

Dec. 18, 2017

Game Notes

STORRS, Conn. –
The top-ranked University of Connecticut women’s basketball team looks to make history once again as Head Coach Geno Auriemma has the opportunity to eclipse the 1,000-win plateau against Oklahoma on Tuesday, December 19 in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase at the Mohegan Sun Arena. The contest is slated to begin at 7 p.m. and will broadcast nationally on CBS Sports Network (CBSSN).

The Last Meeting
February 13, 2012
Norman, Okla.
No. 2 UConn Dominates Oklahoma, 73-55
Tiffany Hayes scored 23 points, Bria Hartley added 20 and No. 2 Connecticut beat Oklahoma 73-55 on Monday night for its 12th straight victory. The Huskies (24-2) never trailed on their way to moving to 10-0 all-time in the series, which is becoming an annual tradition around Valentine's Day.

Fans, don’t miss your chance to witness history as Auriemma and Associate Head Coach Chris Dailey are on the verge of joining fellow Hall of Famers Pat Summitt and Tara VanDerveer as the only Division I women's basketball coaches to reach 1,000 career wins. Get your tickets here!

The duo recorded their 999th win on Friday, December 8 with a 103-69 rout of DePaul in Chicago, Ill. All but one of UConn’s (8-0) victories has been by 18 points or more. Junior forward Katie Lou Samuelson (17.8 points per game) leads a strong group of six Huskies averaging double-figures. Red-shirt junior forward Aruza Stevens is grabbing 9.3 boards per game to pace the squad while chipping in with 14.8 points of her own.



Oklahoma (5-5) enters Saturday’s tilt fresh off a pair of back-to-back wins. Vionise Pierre-Louis headlines the offense with 16.2 points and 8.9 boards per game. Connecticut looks to stay perfect against the Sooners as the Huskies own a 10-0 advantage in the all-time series.

UConn would like to thank Dunkin’ Donuts for their sponsorship of UConn Athletics. In celebration of Geno’s 999 career wins Dunkin’ will be providing 999 gift cards to be given away to 999 lucky fans at the game against Oklahoma at Mohegan Sun Arena. Check out the video board during media timeouts in the game to find out if you are sitting in one of the lucky sections.