Xavier Preview: How to watch, by the numbers

The Huskies will face one of the worst teams in the nation on Wednesday.

Photo: Ian Bethune

Quick note: Apologies for the late and shorter than usual preview. I’ve been sick all week, so our coverage will be lighter until I get better.

How to watch

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 14

Time: 7 p.m. ET

Location: Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio


Stream: SNY.tv (in market) | FoxSports.com/live (out of market)

Radio: UConn Sports Network (97.9 Fox Sports and affiliates)

Xavier Musketeers

Record: 1-20 (0-20 Big East)

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Head coach: Billi Chambers (first season)

Scouting the Musketeers

It’s been a miserable season for Xavier in its first year under Billi Chambers. The lone win came on Dec. 15 against SIUE and since then, the Musketeers have dropped 12 straight.

Her Hoop Stats ranks them as the 22nd worst team in the nation.

Statistical leaders

Points: 14.7 — Mackayla Scarlett
Rebounds: 5.5 — Nila Blackford
Assists: 2.9 — Tae’lor Purvis
Steals: 2.0 — Mackayla Scarlett
3-point %: 38.1 — Aizhanique Mayo

UConn connections

Redshirt freshman Azihanique Mayo — who started her career at Marquette but transferred mid-season to Iona and didn’t play a single game at either place — is from Bridgeport, Connecticut and played for former Husky Maria Conlon at Notre Dame-Fairfield.

Series history

UConn is 7-0 all-time against Xavier. The Musketeers nearly pulled off a massive upset in the 1999 NCAA Tournament before the Huskies secured an 86-84 win. The other six meetings have all come in the Big East.

By the numbers

10 — Xavier is the last of the 10 Big East opponents that UConn will play this season. The Huskies have already played five other conference foes twice before meeting the Musketeers once.

1 — Xavier is one of two league teams that UConn will only face once this season, with the other being Butler. The Huskies play every other school home and away.

500 — Paige Bueckers is one point away from 500 on the season. She’s never scored more than 581 points in a single campaign.

600 — The next milestone for Nika Mühl is 600 assists, which she’s 14 short of. Once she gets there, she’ll pass Crystal Dangerfield for fifth on the all-time assists list and become one of five players to hit the 600-mark. Mühl is currently 73 assists short of tying Moriah Jefferson’s program record.

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