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Gameday Preview: UConn Women's Basketball at East Carolina Pirates | TV: 8 p.m., CBSSN

Will the Big 3 of Jefferson, Stewart and Tuck sit the bench again to start the game?

Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog

UConn Huskies women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma employed a much different starting lineup than we've seen all season on Wednesday night. The question remains, will he do it again tonight in their final road game of the 2015-16 season.

The UConn women are in Greenville, NC tonight for a matchup with the East Carolina Pirates at Minges Coliseum at 8 p.m.

Ed Cohen (play-by-play) and Leah Secondo (color analyst) will have the call for CBS Sports Network. If you don't get CBSSN or enjoy listening to games on the radio, you can always listen to Bob Joyce (play-by-play) and Debbie Fiske (color analyst) on the UConn IMG Sports Radio Network.

UConn leads the overall series 4-0 which includes a 92-46 win two weeks ago at Gampel Pavilion. A win tonight over ECU would give the Huskies at least a share of the American Athletic Conference regular season title.

Moriah Jefferson (1,399) could jump from 27th to 24th in career points with 15 points. She would jump over Tamika Williams (1,402), Chris Gedney (1,409) and Peggy (Walsh) Myers (1,413).  For those who don't know, Myers is the mother of UConn football tight end Tommy Myers and UConn track & field athletic Kelly Myers (shot put).

Breanna Stewart (1,054) tied former Husky and Cincinnati head coach Jamelle Elliott for fifth all-time on the rebounding list last time out. It'll take her a few games to move up to fourth as she trails Stefanie Dolson (1,101) by 47 rebounds.

Stewie (369) can also get to second all-time in blocked shots in UConn women's basketball history with two against ECU. Currently the second spot is occupied by Kara Wolters (370). Stewart would 28 more blocks shots this season to pass Rebecca Lobo (396) to become the best shot blocker.

For the Pirates, keep your eye on Jada Payne and I'Tiana Taylor.

Payne leads the team with 19.3 points and pulls down nine rebounds a game. Taylor is the team's leading rebounder averaging 10.7 a game while scoring 13.7 points.

The Huskies will have Sunday off and return to practice on Monday in preparation for Wednesday night's game vs the SMU Mustangs at Gampel Pavilion. Tip is scheduled for 7 p.m.