STORRS, Conn. – For the 1st time because 2006, the No. 3 UConn women’s basketball group (8-) travels to No. 25 Tennessee (9-2) in the second year of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Revival Sequence Thursday. The teams will suggestion at 7 p.m. on ESPN and 97-9 ESPN.
UConn is 14-9 all-time vs. Tennessee. Past period the teams achieved for the initial time in 13 several years in Hartford, with the Huskies publishing a 60-45 get.
The Huskies are coming off a 103-35 earn about 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 manufactured her initially occupation start off Tuesday.
With the acquire Tuesday, head coach Geno Auriemma arrived at 1,099 profession wins, transferring earlier legendary Tennessee mentor Pat Summitt for No. 2 all-time between NCAA women’s basketball coaches. Auriemma is set to turn out to be the next women’s basketball mentor to get to 1,100 profession wins.
Class of 2021 signee Saylor Poffenbarger enrolled for the spring semester and will join the UConn women’s basketball workforce early. Right after finishing a medical quarantine, Poffenbarger will be qualified to contend this season. She will have four extra a long time of eligibility as all winter season activity athletes have been granted an additional 12 months by the NCAA. A 6-foot-2 guard, Poffenbarger is the 30th-ranked recruit in her course. She gained gold with United states Basketball at the 2019 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
On Wednesday, UConn declared the addition of a non-meeting sport at No. 15 Arkansas on Thursday, Jan. 28. The groups will suggestion at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN2.