Jan. 28, 2010
Pitt Game Notes l 2009-10 Pitt Media Guide l Live Scoring l Live Streaming Video l Connecticut Game Notes l Connecticut Basketball
Series History: Connecticut leads 37-9
At Pittsburgh: Connecticut leads 15-4
At Storrs: Connecticut leads 18-4
At Neutral Sites: Connecticut leads 4-1
Current Streak: Connecticut - 24
Most Pittsburgh Points: 89 (89-59) in 1984-85
Most Connecticut Points: 112 (112-43) in 2001-02
Biggest Pittsburgh Win: 30 (89-59) in 1984-85
Biggest Connecticut Win: 69 (112-43) in 2001-02
PITTSBURGH - The University of Pittsburgh women's basketball team will face a tough test Saturday afternoon when they welcome The University of Connecticut, the nation's No. 1 ranked team.
Pitt (12-7, 1-5 Big East) is coming of its first Big East win of the season at Providence on Jan. 23. The Panthers set a team record for free throws made in a game (37) en route to the 72-58 win. Connecticut (20-0, 7-0 Big East) enters the game in the midst of a 59-game winning streak, the second longest streak in women's basketball history.
UConn was a 95-42 winner last season in Storrs, Conn., and holds the lead in the overall series with a 37-9 advantage. The Huskies have won 24 straight in th series that dates back to 1983. The Panthers won the first seven games, but have managed just two wins since the 1985-86 season. The last Panther win vs. Connecticut was Feb. 24, 1993 in Pittsburgh, 76-74.
Saturday's game will be broadcast on CPTV locally in Connecticut. Bob Picozzi and Meghan Culmo will share the call. Fans can also catch the game live on Fox Sports 970 AM. Greg Linnelli will handle the play by play while Mike Clark provides the analysis.