For the UConn Huskies women's basketball team today is not about goodbyes. It can't be. There's still another regular season game left plus the AAC and NCAA Tournaments.
Today is about honoring the four seniors on the team, Moriah Jefferson, Briana Pulido, Breanna Stewart and Morgan Tuck. While this is Pulido's third season with the team, UConn's big three have been together for all four years.
So before today's game against the Tulane Green Wave at 1 p.m. at Gampel Pavilion, those four will be honored before the game by the UConn women's basketball program. Plus, Jefferson and Stewart will see their names go into the "Huskies of Honor" by virtue of having been WBCA All-Americans during their time in Storrs.
With the game being sold-out, you'll still have a chance to watch the Senior Day ceremonies on SNY at 12:40 p.m.
Eric Frede (play-by-play), Meg Culmo (analyst) and Kerith Burke (sideline) will have the call for SNY. If you can't watch the game, you can always listen to Bob Joyce (play-by-play) and Debbie Fiske (analyst) on the UConn IMG Sports Radio Network.
Tulane (19-9, 10-6) is coached by Lisa Stockton who is in her 22nd season as head coach after coming over from Georgia Tech where she was an assistant. Earlier this season, her team lost by 60 to the Huskies, 98-38, on February 3rd in New Orleans.
This will be the sixth time that UConn (27-0, 16-0) has played at Gampel Pavilion. They'll have one more regular season game there plus two in the NCAA Tournament at Gampel.
The Huskies are currently on their third longest winning streak in NCAA history with 64 straight wins. They have won 111 of their last 112 games and have not lost since November 30, 2014 when they fell to Stanford.
Breanna Stewart (1,071) comes into the game 30 rebounds behind Stefanie Dolson (1,101) for fourth place all-time at UConn. Stewie (380) also needs 17 more blocks to pass Rebecca Lobo (396) to become the all-time leader in that category.
With two assists, Moriah Jefferson (598 assists, 333 steals) can join former UConn star point guard and current University of Hartford coach Jennifer Rizzotti (637, 349) in the 600 assists, 300 steals club.
For Tulane, keep your eyes on Kolby Morgan and Leslie Vorpahl.
Over the past six games, Morgan is averaging 22.5 points on .393 shooting from the floor and .340 from three-point range (16-47). She has scored at least 19 points a game in those last six and is averaging 17.2 points on the season. Vorpahl is second on the team in scoring behind Morgan at 11.1 points per game and is averaging 5.4 assists per game.
No. 1 UConn will close out the regular season on Monday night at Gampel when they'll host the No. 20/21 USF Bulls at 7 p.m.