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Gameday Preview: Tulane Green Wave vs UConn Women's Basketball | TV: 4:30 p.m., ESPNU, WatchESPN

The UConn women will look to advance to the finals of the American Athletic Conference Tournament for the third straight season.

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After a relatively easy Saturday afternoon game, the UConn Huskies women's basketball team returns to action this afternoon when they'll take on the Tulane Green Wave in the semifinals of the 2016 American Athletic Conference Tournament at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT.

Tip is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. and today's game is being broadcast on ESPNU with Pam Ward (play-by-play) and Katie Smith (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.

The Huskies (30-0), who have now won at least 30 games in 11 straight seasons, took both of the regular season matchups with Tulane (21-10). UConn beat them 96-38 in New Orleans in January and then beat them eight days ago 80-40 on Senior Day. The Huskies actually trailed at the end of the first quarter in that game 13-8 before allowing 32 points over the final three quarters.

With her eight rebounds yesterday, Breanna Stewart (1,104) passed Stefanie Dolson (1,101) for fourth all-time in UConn history. Stewie will likely finish there in her career as she trails third-place Rebecca Lobo by 164 rebounds.

One category that Stewart can overtake Lobo in though is in blocked shots. Stewie (386) needs 10 tie to Lobo for most overall in UConn history.

Unless Moriah Jefferson is shutout today, she'll move up to No. 24 on the scoring list. Jefferson (1,443) is one point behind Kalana Greene. Next up on the list after that is No. 23 Ashja Jones with 1,502 points.

Keep your eye on Tulane's Kolby Morgan. She's been on a bit of a hot streak lately and led her team with 23 points in the quarterfinal win over Memphis. Leslie Vorpahl had eight assists in the game as well.

The winner of this game will advance to the AAC Finals on Monday night at 7 p.m. where they'll take on the winner of the Temple/USF game.