No. 4 Louisville women’s basketball (25-1, 11-1) travels to face No. 1 Connecticut (24-0, 12-0) on Monday night at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
They are seeking their third win over an AP Top Five team this season and their first win over the No. 1 team since their 82-81 victory over No. 1 Baylor in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
Date: Monday, Feb. 11
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Site: Gampel Pavilion, Storrs, Conn. (10,167)
TV: ESPN2; Adam Amin, play-by-play; Kara Lawson, Rebecca Lobo, analysts; Holly Rowe, sideline
Radio: WKRD 790 AM, Nick Curran (play-by-play) and Adrienne Johnson (analyst)
Next UofL Game: Thursday, Feb. 15 at Boston College, 7 p.m. ET
UofL is on a 13-game road winning streak dating back to last season, which ties the longest road winning streak in program history. They also won 13 straight road games from 12/18/15 to 12/21/16. Their last road loss was an 85-66 setback at Notre Dame on Feb. 6, 2017.
They have won their first 11 road games this season, which is the longest road winning streak in a single season, surpassing the 10-game road winning streak in 2015-16.
Louisville gave up just 46 points to Clemson, marking the seventh time this season they have allowed 50 points or less. They have allowed less than 59 points in 17 games this season.
The Cards are giving up 56.5 points per game, which ranks 28th in the country and second in the ACC.
ABOUT THE HUSKIES
Connecticut is ranked No. 1 in the country and is coming off a 124-45 win over Wichita State on Saturday. Five players scored in double figures in the win, led by Napheesa Collier’s 26 points, six rebounds and five assists.
Katie Lou Samuelson boasts a team-best 17.3 points per game to pace a group of six Huskies averaging double-figures. Senior guard Kia Nurse (15.3) continues to lead the nation in three-point field goal shooting percentage at 48.8 percent, connecting on 61 of her 125 attempts.
As a team, UConn ranks first in scoring offense, notching 89.7 points per contest. They also lead the nation in scoring margin (35.4) and field goal percentage (52.9), and rank second in assists per game (22.3), second in assist-to-turnover ratio (5.7), fifth in field goal percentage defense (33.8) and seventh in scoring defense (54.3).
Series History: Louisville trails 1-16 (Home 0-5, Away 0-5, Neutral 1-6)
Last Meeting: L, 72-52 (3/10/14 in AAC Tournament)
UofL is 1-16 all-time against UConn and have lost the last 16 matchups. They are 0-13 in the Walz era. They last faced each other on March 10, 2014 in the American Conference Tournament as UConn won, 72-52. The Cards fell 81-64 on Feb. 19, 2014 in their last game in Connecticut.
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