ELITE EIGHT: UConn women beat USC

by 24USATVApril 2, 2024, 4 a.m. 22

The third-seeded University of Connecticut women’s basketball team has its work cut out for it in the Elite Eight.

UConn takes on top-seeded University of Southern California Monday night in Portland, OR.

Where to find the game

For those looking to stream it, check the ESPN+ app; however, a subscription is needed.

The Kinsmen Brewing Company in Southington said it planned watch parties ahead of all of the women’s and men’s basketball games.

For fans in Portland, UConn scheduled an Elite Eight event at 4 p.m. The location would be revealed after registration was completed. More information can be found here.

Radio listeners were told to tune in to the UConn Sports Network from Learfield, FOX Sports 97-9.

How they got there

UConn won what turned out the be a nailbiter over Duke on Saturday night, 53-45.

The Huskies led by as many as 20 points before the Blue Devils stormed back. Duke got the game to within 5 points with 36 seconds to go.

UConn put the game away with free throws.

Paige Bueckers was the game’s high scorer with 23 points.

UConn dispatched of old Big East rival Syracuse, 72-64, in the round of 32.

In the opening round, the Huskies downed fourteenth-seeded Jackson State, 86-64.

Monday’s game marked UConn’s 28th appearance in the Elite Eight.

The Huskies were 2-0 all time against USC.

USC, meanwhile, hung on to beat Baylor 74-70 to advance to the Elite Eight.

The Trojans have been led by freshman JuJu Watkins, the nation’s second leading scorer. She averages 27 points a game, 7 rebounds, she scored 51 points in a win against Stanford.

A trip to the Final Four was on the line.

The winner of UConn/USC will play the winner of No. 1 Iowa/No. 3 LSU. That game was scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday.

Stay with Channel 3 for continuing coverage of UConn women’s basketball.


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