November 28, 2022

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No. 3 UConn Travels to No. 25 Tennessee Thursday

STORRS, Conn. – For the very first time because 2006, the No. 3 UConn women’s basketball staff (8-) travels to No. 25 Tennessee (9-2) in the 2nd year of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Revival Sequence Thursday. The teams will idea at 7 p.m. on ESPN and 97-9 ESPN.

UConn is 14-9 all-time vs. Tennessee. Previous period the teams achieved for the very first time in 13 several years in Hartford, with the Huskies posting a 60-45 win.

The Huskies are coming off a 103-35 gain above Butler on Tuesday. All 5 of UConn’s starters scored in double digits vs. the Bulldogs: Olivia Nelson-Ododa (18), Christyn Williams (17), Aubrey Griffin (17), Evina Westbrook (14) and Paige Bueckers (13). Griffin created her initial job commence Tuesday.

With the get Tuesday, head mentor Geno Auriemma reached 1,099 profession wins, moving earlier legendary Tennessee mentor Pat Summitt for No. 2 all-time among the NCAA women’s basketball coaches. Auriemma is established to turn out to be the next women’s basketball mentor to get to 1,100 profession wins.

Course of 2021 signee Saylor Poffenbarger enrolled for the spring semester and will sign up for the UConn women’s basketball workforce early. Just after finishing a healthcare quarantine, Poffenbarger will be eligible to compete this period. She will have 4 much more decades of eligibility as all winter sport athletes were being granted an more 12 months by the NCAA. A 6-foot-2 guard, Poffenbarger is the 30th-rated recruit in her course. She received gold with United states of america Basketball at the 2019 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.

On Wednesday, UConn introduced the addition of a non-conference video game at No. 15 Arkansas on Thursday, Jan. 28. The teams will idea at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN2.