Game Night - UConn at St. Johns 6:00 pm EST SNY



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The top-ranked UConn women's basketball team (16-1, 13-0 BIG EAST) travels to St. John's (6-11, 3-8) tonight at 6 p.m. EST. This is the second meeting between the teams this season. On Feb. 2, in Gampel Pavilion, Bueckers scored a season-high 32 points as UConn beat St. John's, 94-62. UConn's last loss to an unranked team came against St. John's on Feb. 18, 2012.

UConn moved to No. 1 in Monday's AP poll. This is the ninth season in a row the Huskies have been ranked No. 1 at least once. Connecticut has been ranked No. 1 for a record 246 total weeks. The Huskies have been ranked in the AP poll for 522 consecutive weeks, including 295 straight weeks in the top 10.

St. John's is coming off a 47-35 win at Butler last Saturday. Leilani Correa leads the Red Storm with 20.9 points per game. UConn is 42-17 all-time vs. St. John's.

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Here’s what you need to know about tonight's game:
Site:
Carnesecca Arena (Queens, New York)
Time: 6 p.m.
Series: UConn leads, 42-17
Last meeting: No. 3 UConn 94, St. John’s 62, in Storrs, Feb. 3, 2021
TV: SNY (Meghan Culmo and Allen Bestwick)
Livestream: You can watch the game on the Fox Sports App or https://www.foxsports.com/. Some fans say they are only able to access games via fox.com/sports or the Fox Sports Now app, though, so try that if needed. The games might not appear on those sites until right around tipoff.
Radio: UConn IMG Sports Network on 97.9 ESPN (Bob Joyce & Debbie Fiske)

St. John’s probable starters, sixth man:

Unique Drake, G, 5-7, So.; Raven Farley, F, 6-4, Sr.; Leilani Correa, G, 6-0, So.; Kadaja Bailey, G, 6-0, Jr.; Emma Nolan, F, 6-1, So.; Rayven Peeples, F, 6-3, Jr.

St. John's Roster - Head coach Joe Tartamella (9th year)

UConn probable starters, sixth man:

Christyn Williams, G, 5-11, Jr.; Olivia Nelson-Ododa, F, 6-5, Jr.; Evina Westbrook, G, 6-0, R-Jr.; Paige Bueckers, G, 5-11, Fr.; Nika Muhl, G, 5-10, Fr.; Aaliyah Edwards, F, 6-3, Fr.

UConn Roster - Head coach Geno Auriemma (36th year)
UConn game notes
UConn season stats


Link for live stats for tonight's game:

Massey's Rating Service predicts: UConn 78 - St. John's 55

Husky Bites -
The season is coming to an end. Only 4 games left after tonight. 12 calendar days.

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NCAA Women's Tournament selection show:
The committee will announce the 64-team championship bracket at 7 p.m. Eastern time on Selection Monday, March 15, on ESPN.
Official team travel parties with a maximum of 34 individuals will arrive Tuesday, March 16, and Wednesday, March 17, in San Antonio. All teams will be housed in hotels in San Antonio and other areas of Bexar County. The hotels will be used exclusively for teams and other Tier 1 tested individuals. First round of play begins March 21st & 22nd.

BIG East WBB Standings -
BIG East goings on -
  • Bueckers Makes History (again): UConn rookie Paige Bueckers not only swept the BIG EAST weekly honors on Monday but swept the national honors on Tuesday, becoming the first player in USBWA awards history to do so.
  • Creighton Catch Your Breath: The Bluejays made program history in nail-biting fashion on Monday, beating Georgetown 42-41. Creighton won at Seton Hall, 77-76 in overtime on Saturday, marking the first time the Bluejays have won back-to-back games by a single point. Creighton has had seven games decided by 10 points or less this year, as only St. John’s has played more narrowly decided games in 2020-21. The Red Storm have had eight games decided by single digits.
  • DePaul For 3: The Blue Demons are known for sinking threes, but this week’s reference is to the number of spots they climbed in both national polls – DePaul jumped three spots in each poll to No. 19 this week. The AP ranking is its highest since being No. 17 on Jan. 26, while its USA Today Coaches Poll slot matches its best since the preseason.

Sharing The Sugar - Three BIG EAST teams rank in the top five among all Division I teams in assists per game: No. 2 UConn (21.5), No. 4 Villanova (20.9) and No. 5 Marquette (20.6). When considering how many field goals each team averages, the Wildcats lead the BIG EAST by assisting on 75 percent of their baskets. Marquette follows with a 71-percent clip, while the Huskies round out the top three by dishing on 66 percent of their makes. Creighton also provides helpers on over 60 percent of its buckets, as the Bluejays have 202 dimes on 315 made field goals for a 64-percent dish rate.

This Week In The BIG EAST

Wednesday -
XAVIER at DePAUL, 5 p.m.*
UCONN at ST. JOHN’S, 6 p.m.^

Thursday -
GEORGETOWN at SETON HALL, 11 a.m.*

Friday -
VILLANOVA at MARQUETTE, 8 p.m.*

Saturday -
PROVIDENCE at SETON HALL, 1 p.m.*
CREIGHTON at DePAUL, 2 p.m.#
UCONN at XAVIER, 3 p.m.^

Sunday -
VILLANOVA at GEORGETOWN, 2 p.m.*
PROVIDENCE at ST. JOHN’S, 2 p.m.*

All Times Eastern
*-BEDN
^-SNY
#-FS1


 
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