CINCINNATI, Ohio – The top-ranked University of Connecticut women’s basketball team is headed to the Queen City to open American Athletic Conference play with a Dec. 30 matchup against Cincinnati. Game time is set for 7 p.m. at Fifth Third Arena. The contest will be televised by SNY with radio coverage on the UConn/IMG Radio Network.
UConn (10-0) handed #6/5 Maryland its first loss of the season, 83-73, on Monday night in Madison Square Garden. Four different players delivered double-digit point performances, headlined by 23 points from senior forward Breanna Stewart (North Syracuse, N.Y.). Classmate Moriah Jefferson (Glenn Heights, Texas) and redshirt-junior Morgan Tuck (Bolingbrook, Ill.) tallied 17 points apiece while sophomore Kia Nurse (Hamilton, Ontario) chipped in 11.
While joining Stewart and Jefferson to combine for 57 points, 19 assists and 17 rebounds, Tuck went on become the 41st Husky to clear the 1,000-career points plateau.
With Monday’s victory, the Huskies have begun a season with a 10-0 record 17 times in program history, all since the 1994-95 season. Overall, UConn has won 122 of its last 127 games played in December.
Connecticut has never lost an American Athletic Conference game since joining the league prior to the start of the 2013-14 season. The Huskies are 14-0 all-time against the Bearcats and won three games versus UC last season.
Cincinnati has lost seven of its last eight games this season, most recently falling to Georgia, 60-42, on Dec. 23. The Bearcats are led by sophomore Ana Owens, who averages 14.9 points per game on 35.9 percent shooting from the floor.