Site: Gampel Pavilion
Time: Saturday, 4 p.m.
TV: CBS Sports Network (Brent Stover, Julliane Viani)
Radio: WTIC-AM 1080, WILI-AM 1400 (Bob Joyce and Debbie Fiske)
Series history: UConn, 31-6
Last meeting: UConn, 94-64, Jan. 19, 2014, at Rutgers Athletic Center
Streaks: UConn W35, Rutgers W1
Rutgers (21-6, 12-4)
1 Rachel Hollivay, F, 6-4, So., 8.2 ppg. – Shooting 54.3 percent from the floor; 84 blocked shots
44 Betnijah Laney, G, 6-0, Jr., 12.5 - Leads team in rebounding (9.1) and has 44 assists
2 Kahleah Copper, G, 6-1, So., 16.1 – Double-double (17 points, 12 rebounds) vs. Temple on Wednesday
3 Tyler Scaife, G, 5-9, Fr., 14.1 – Already a five-time AAC freshman of the week
15 Syessence Davis, G., 5-7, Jr., 5.2 – Team's assist leader (116) has just 50 turnovers this season
4 Briyona Canty, G, 5-9, So., 6.7 – Leads team in three-point attempts with just 38
UConn (29-0, 16-0)
4 Moriah Jefferson, G, 5-7, So., 10.1 ppg – Leads AAC in assists (5.2), assist/turnover ratio (3.2)
30 Breanna Stewart, F, 6-4, So., 19.4 – Has scored in double figures 27 times this season; 82 blocks
14 Bria Hartley, G, 5-7, Sr., 16.6 – Scoring average up dramatically from 13.4 on Jan. 7
31 Stefanie Dolson, C, 6-5, Sr., 12.9 – Just six rebounds shy of 1,000 in career
12 Saniya Chong, G, 5-8, Fr., 5.9 – Will likely make her fifth straight start
41 Kiah Stokes, F, 6-4, Jr., 5.1 – Had 12 rebounds, three blocked shots at SMU
13 Brianna Banks, G, 5-9, Jr., 4.6 – Was 3-for-5 from the field in 24 minutes at SMU
23 Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, F, 6-0, Jr., 12.2 – Could return after missing last four games with mononucleosis
What To Watch
Senior day: Pregame ceremonies will honor Dolson and Hartley. Both players will also see their uniform numbers raised to the Huskies of Honor to commemorate their All-American careers. … UConn's senior managers Kwaku Domfe of Staten Island, N.Y., Jenny Gobin of East Windsor, Jillian Kowalski of Baltic and Olivia Paquette of Rocky Hill will also be recognized.
New look: Rutgers used a starting lineup of Scaife, Canty, Davis, Laney and Ariel Butts for the first time at Temple. It was Butts' first career start. … Rutgers has allowed an average of just 57.7 points. Opponents are shooting just 34.9 percent.
Farewell to the rival: Unless UConn is admitted to the Big Ten, this will likely be the final time the program plays Rutgers in the regular season for the foreseeable future. The Scarlet Knights leave for the Big Ten next season.
Block party: The Huskies tied their single-season program record for blocked shots (250) with another eight at SMU. … If UConn wins, its 36th straight will be the third longest in the history of the program.
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