Sunday’s contest will be the first game of a double header with the Houston Men’s Basketball team welcoming Memphis to the Fertitta Center at 5 p.m. Fans with a ticket to the men’s game Sunday night can show their ticket at the door and receive $5 admission to the women’s game.
Fans can see the game against UConn live via CBSSN with Ben Holder handling play-by-play duties and Julianne Viani serving as the analyst. Fans can also hear the contest against the Huskies live via the home for Houston Women’s Basketball Radio, UHCougars.com/wbbradio. Live statistics are also available through SideArm Stats, and the official Twitter account of Houston Women’s Basketball, @UHCougarWBB, will offer updates throughout the game.
SCOUTING THE HUSKIES
UConn enters American Athletic Conference play with an 11-1 overall record after falling to No. 8 Baylor 68-57 on Thursday. The loss was UConn’s first regular season defeat in 126 games. The Huskies are the No. 1 team in both the Associated Press and USA Today Top-25 polls.
UConn averages 83.0 points per game on 49.2 percent shooting from the field and 38.4 percent from beyond the 3-point line. The Huskies outscore opponents by an average of 26.8 points per game. All five of the Huskies’ regular starters, Katie Lou Samuelson (19.4), Napheesa Collier (18.4), Crystal Dangerfield (13.6), Christyn Williams (13.3) and Megan Walker (10.7), average double figures in scoring.
Collier averages a double-double per contest by leading the Huskies on the glass with 10.5 rebounds per night. Samuelson ranks second on the team at 8.1 boards per game. UConn outrebounds its opponents by an average of 42.8-34.6 rebounds per contest.