UConn women's basketball vs. Seton Hall: time, how to watch, broadcasters, preview

In the last home game of 2018, the top-ranked UConn team is taking on Seton Hall Saturday.

The Huskies are coming off of a week of travel, beating both Notre Dame and St. Louis and taking over the top spot in the AP Poll. Now, UConn is back in Connecticut for one more game before hitting the road again.

Here’s everything you need to know about Saturday’s game:

Site: XL Center

Day/Time: Saturday, 1 p.m.

Series: UConn leads 49-10

Last meeting: Feb. 23, 2013

TV: SNY/ESPN3

Radio: 97.9 ESPN

Seton Hall (7-1)

Probable starters: Kaela Hilaire, G, 5-2, Jr.; Victoria Cardaci, G, 5-5, graduate student; Nicole Jimenez, G, 5-2, Sr.; Whitney Howell, F, 6-1, Fr.; Shadeen Samuels, F, 6-0, Jr.

Offense: Seton Hall has a fast-paced offense reliant on 3-pointers (they’ve made 86 this season). They’re averaging 86.6 points per game behind consistent performances from Shadeen Samuels and Nicole Jimenez. Samuels and Jimenez are the team’s top scorers, averaging 17 and 12 points per game.

Defense: Seton Hall has been able to force an average of 26.8 turnovers and grab 13.9 steals per game. Samuels has been dominant on the boards this season, averaging 9.4 per game and pulling down 14 in their last game.

About the coach: Anthony Bozzella is in his sixth season as head coach, and he’s led the team to two NCAA Tournament appearances.

UConn (8-0)

Probable starters: Napheesa Collier, F, 6-1, Sr.; Crystal Dangerfield, G, 5-5, Jr.; Katie Lou Samuelson,G/F, 6-3, Sr.; Megan Walker, G/F, 6-1, So.; Christyn Williams, G, 5-11, Fr.

Offense: The Huskies offense is starting to see more production from more players, with freshman Christyn Williams finding her rhythm in the past week. The starters are all averaging 11.6 points or more, and Williams has increased her average from around 10 points to 13.8 points. UConn is averaging 86.5 points per game.

Defense: UConn coach Geno Auriemma has been happy with his team’s perimeter defense lately, but he still believes the Huskies aren’t where they need to be defensively. The fact that they’re improving is a good sign, though.

Key to the game: UConn will need to force Seton Hall to take tough shots and play at a slower pace than they’re used to.