UConn women return to Gampel Pavilion for meeting with Cincinnati

Storrs — The third-ranked UConn women's basketball team hasn't played on campus at Gampel Pavilion since the Huskies' season opener Nov. 11 against Ohio State.

The Huskies haven't even played a game in Connecticut since Dec. 8 against Seton Hall, traveling since then to Oklahoma, Cal, Baylor and Houston and playing six of their last seven games, in all, on the road.

On Wednesday, UConn returns to Gampel for a 7 p.m. game against American Athletic Conference opponent Cincinnati (SNY).

UConn (12-1, 1-0) opened league play Sunday with an 81-61 victory over Houston, with all five starters scoring in double figures, led by Katie Lou Samuelson (19) and Napheesa Collier (18). Cincinnati (9-5, 1-0) defeated SMU 69-57, also Sunday.

Samuelson leads the AAC in scoring with 19.4 points per game and Collier is fourth at 18.4. Cincinnati is led by IImar'I Thomas with 12.7 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. Thomas leads in the league in field goal percentage at .681.

• UConn announced Tuesday that it has scheduled a future home-and-home series against the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

The Huskies will host the Trojans in 2020-21 and will then travel to Little Rock in 2021-22 as a homecoming game for Little Rock native Christyn Williams. The game will take place during Williams’ senior season.

These will be the first all-time meetings between UConn and Little Rock.

The Trojans have won nine Sun Belt Conference championships, including the last two. Little Rock finished 2017-18 with a 23-10 overall record and an appearance in the NCAA tournament.


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