After an emotional Senior Day, the No. 1 UConn Huskies women's basketball team will look to get off to a better start tonight in their final regular season home game when they host the No. 21/20 USF Bulls at 7 p.m. at Gampel Pavilion.
Tonight's game is being broadcast on ESPN2 with Beth Mowins (play-by-play) and Stephanie White (color analyst) on the call. And 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.
Jose Fernandez is in his 16th season at USF (21-7, 14-3) and has brought the Bulls to the postseason 11 times. UConn (28-0, 17-0) leads the overall series 18-0 and they beat USF 75-59 in Tampa, FL on January 10.
Breanna Stewart (1,083) is now 18 rebounds behind Stefanie Dolson (1,101) for fourth place all-time in UConn history. Stewie (381) also needs just 16 blocks to pass Rebecca Lobo (396) to become the all-time leader in blocked shots.
Moriah Jefferson joined Jennifer Rizzotti in the 600 assists, 300 steals club on Saturday and now looks to move up the assists chart. Jefferson (604) needs 28 more to tie Renee Montgomery (632) for fourth all-time in that category.
Freshman Katie Lou Samuelson has been on a roll the past three games for UConn. She's averaged 20.3 points in that span including making 15-of-25 three-point field goals. Samuelson, along with Gabby Williams, sparked the Huskies this past Saturday.
Courtney Williams is USF's best play by far. She comes into this game averaging 22 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. Laura Ferreira and Alisia Jenkins are the next leading scorers at 10.8 and 10.1 respectively for the Bulls.
After tonight, the UConn women won't be in action again until next Saturday in the AAC Tournament at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. They have a bye in the first round and will play in the 2 p.m. game in the quarterfinals Saturday.