Temple Women's Basketball
Joseph V. Labolito

Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Plays at #1 UConn on Sunday

PHILADELPHIA -- The Temple women's basketball team will go on the road to play at #1 UConn on Sunday. The Owls and Huskies will tip-off at 2:00 p.m. on CBS Sports Network.

SCOUTING TEMPLE
> Temple is 10-15 overall, with a 2-10 record in American Athletic Conference play.
> Temple is led by senior Tanaya Atkinson, who averages team-best totals of 22.0 points and 9.3 rebounds per game with 69 total assists.
> Freshman Mia Davis is second on the team with 11.8 points and 7.8 rebounds per outing. 
> Rookie Emani Mayo averages 8.7 points per game to rank third, and has scored in double-digits in four out of the last five games.
> Freshman Desiree Oliver adds 7.0 points and 2.5 assists per game.
> As a team, Temple shoots 38.6% from the field and 30.3% from three.
> The Owls have slightly out-rebounded opponents, but have a negative turnover margin (-1.9).

LAST TIME OUT
> Temple cut a 16 point deficit down to just three late in the fourth quarter, but the comeback fell short on the road, as the Owls lost 88-81 at Wichita State. 
> Wichita State shot a massive 70% (35-50) for the game, including 53.8% from three (7-13) to build up a huge first half lead that they were able to hold on to.
> Tanaya Atkinson led the Owls with 22 points, also grabbing four rebounds with four assists.
> Emani Mayo finished with 15 points, with career highs of five assists and three steals.
> Mykia Jones set a new career mark with 15 points, also pulling down four boards.
> Mia Davis had 13 points, while Breanna Perry finished with a team-best five rebounds.

SCOUTING UCONN
> #1 UConn enters Sunday's game riding a 151-game win streak against unranked opponents.
> The Huskies have six players scoring in double-figures, led by Kate Lou Samuelson's 18.0 points per game.
> Napheesa Collier is a threat on both ends of the floor, with 15.7 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.
> Kia Nurse adds 14.8 points per game, and a team-best 57 threes, shooting 47% from long-range.
> Azura Stevens is averaging 14.2 ponts and 7.2 rebounds per outing.
> Gabby Williams contributes 10.6 points, and team-highs of 8.0 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 2.6 steals per contest.
> Crystal Dangerfield rounds out the scoring with 10.5 points per game, addind 3.8 assists.
> As a team, UConn shoots 53.3% from the field and 39.8% from three.
> The Huskies lead the nation in both scoring offense and field goal percentage.

LAST TIME OUT
> After an opening three from #4 Louisville, #1 UConn rattled off 19-straight points, and the early surge held in a 69-58 Huskies win over the Cardinals.
> Katie Lou Samuelson scored 26 points including seven during the game-changing run. 
> Napheesa Collier added 14 points and Gabby Williams had 12 points and 15 rebounds for the Huskies, who won their 76th consecutive home game.

THE MATCH-UP
> Temple is 2-10 all-time against UConn, winning the first two match-ups, but falling in 10 straight.
> The Owls and the Huskies have met nine times since the start of the American Athletic Conference, with UConn winning all nine games.

LAST TIME THEY MET
> Visiting UConn shot 63.8% from the field, including 61.5% from three to cruise to a 113-57 victory over Temple in January.
> UConn used extended runs in both the first and second quarters to build a 56-32 lead at the break.
> The Huskies then put the game away by out-scoring Temple 34-11 in the third quarter.
> Mia Davis led the Owls with 19 points, while Tanaya Atkinson tallied 15 points.
> Six UConn players finished in double-figures in scoring led by 24 points from Kia Nurse and 22 from Meghan Walker off the bench.
 
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