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Huskies Conclude 2017 With a Tilt Against Memphis

Dec. 30, 2017

Game Notes

STORRS, Conn. –
Entering conference play on a 10-game win streak, the top-ranked University of Connecticut women’s basketball team welcomes Memphis to the XL Center on Sunday. The Huskies and Tigers square off in a New Year Eve matinee in their American Conference opener. Tip-off is slated to begin at 1:30 p.m. (ET) and will be aired on SNY and is available on ESPN3.

The Last Meeting
Memphis48
UConn91
February 25, 2017
Gampel Pavilion, Storrs, Conn.
UConn extends streak to 103 with rout of Memphis
Katie Lou Samuelson broke out of a shooting slump on Saturday, scoring 29 points to lead top-ranked UConn to a 91-48 win over Memphis that extended the Huskies record winning streak to 103 games.

The Huskies are 30-5 all-time in conference openers and have won 25 of the last 26 such contests.

UConn (10-0) and Memphis (5-8) meet for just the eighth time on Sunday, as the Huskies own a 7-0 edge in the all-time series. All seven games have been played since both teams joined the American Athletic Conference.  

Connecticut has won its last 140 games vs. unranked opponents, 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 592-9 (.985) record against unranked foes, including a current stretch of 315 wins in 316 such contests.

Six Huskies are averaging double-figures in scoring, with junior guard Katie Lou Samuelson leading the way with 20.5 points per game on 53.2 percent (41-77) shooting from the floor and an impressive 51.4 percent clip (19-37) from downtown. Azura Stevens, Gabby Williams and Napheesa Collier lead the team in rebounding with 8.5, 8.4, and 8.0 boards, respectively.


 

 

With a 57-48 victory over Grambling State before the holiday break, Memphis' winning streak has extended to four-in-a-row. Senior forward Cheyenne Creighton ranks ninth in the NCAA with eight double-doubles this season and is averaging 15.5 points per game and 9.3 boards per game.

Fan Appreciation Day

Sunday’s contest will feature the theme “Thank you for being a fan,” based off the popular show The Golden Girls which debuted in 1985, the same year Head Coach Geno Auriemma and Associate Head Coach Chris Dailey began their coaching careers at UConn. Make sure to arrive early on Sunday as UConn Coaches Golden Girls shirts will be given away at the door on a first come first served basis. Additionally, Campus Customs will also have a throwback ‘80s shirt and hat available for sale at the Husky Mania shop in the atrium lobby.

#Geno1000

Help us congratulate Auriemma and Dailey on their 1000-win milestone during a special pre-game ceremony on Sunday. Fans can share their favorite memory on social media from the last 1000 victories for a chance to be featured on the video board.

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