No. 1 UConn at Butler: Time, TV and what you need to know

UConn's Paige Bueckers (5) drives to the basket against Butler's Genesis Parker (2) during a January game in Storrs.

UConn’s Paige Bueckers (5) drives to the basket against Butler’s Genesis Parker (2) during a January game in Storrs.

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No. 1 UConn at Butler

When: Saturday, 4:30 p.m.

Where: Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis

Records: UConn 19-1 (16-0, Big East); Butler 2-15 (2-14, Big East)


Radio: The River 105.9

Streaming: Available in-market via NBC Sports app ( Out-of-market available at no additional cost to subscribers who have Fox as TV package. Sign in at or in FOX Sports app.


Hello, Hinkle: UConn concludes a stretch of five straight road games — the program’s longest since 1980 — with its inaugural trip to historic Hinkle Fieldhouse. Built in 1928, the building was the scene for the state championship game in the 1986 film “Hoosiers” and has been designated a National Historic Landmark.

“Everybody raves about Hinkle Fieldhouse and I haven’t been in it,” UConn coach Geno Auriemma said. “I’m anxious to go.”

Auriemma joked that he should have his team watch “Hoosiers” beforehand.

The Huskies won the first-ever meeting between the programs last month, 103-35.

Moving on up: Paige Bueckers has 116 assists, and is eight away from breaking UConn’s single-season record for freshmen shared by Pam Webber and Renee Montgomery.

The struggle is real: Butler has had its problems offensively. The Bulldogs are 314th in the country in scoring (54.6) and 309th in field goal percentage (35.3). And they haven’t fared much better on the other end of the floor, where they rank 321st in scoring defense (75.8).

Add it up and you have the makings of a 2-15 team.

Hitting 20: The Huskies’ next win will give them 20 for the 28th consecutive season and 32nd time in 36 seasons under Auriemma.




Upe Atosu G 10.0

Tenley Dowell G 4.4

Genesis Parker G 12.7

Okako Adika F 13.4

Nyamer Diew F 4.5



Paige Bueckers G 20.1

Nika Muhl G 4.9

Christyn Williams G 15.9

Evina Westbrook G 9.5

Olivia Nelson-Ododa C 12.8

— Doug Bonjour