UConn faces Marquette without Stewart

By Carl Adamec

The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team kept one streak alive with its win at Georgetown Wednesday night and will try to keep another one going Saturday when it plays Marquette at the Al McGuire Center in Milwaukee (4 p.m., SNY).

The third-ranked Huskies are 43-0 against the five former Conference USA teams — Cincinnati (7-0), DePaul (9-0), Louisville (11-0), Marquette (7-0), and South Florida (9-0) — that joined the Big East for the 2005-06 season. UConn (13-1 overall, 1-1 Big East) is also 4-0 at the Al McGuire Center.

The Huskies are coming off their 75-48 win over Georgetown, pushing their run of games without consecutive losses to 707.

Freshman forward Morgan Tuck missed her third game of the season with a right knee bone bruise against the Hoyas, but reports out of Milwaukee say that she has been cleared to play against Marquette. But fellow freshman Breanna Stewart, UConn’s second-leading scorer (14.6) and top rebounder (7.3), will sit out due to a sprained left ankle she suffered in practice Friday. She is listed as day to day.

Stewart is the fifth out of UConn’s 11-player roster to miss a game due to injury, joining Kiah Stokes (5), Tuck (3), Bria Hartley (2), and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (1).

Marquette (8-6, 0-1) has not played in a week since dropping its Big East opener to Syracuse. Tyler Summitt, the son of former Tennessee Hall of Fame coach Pat Summitt, is a first-year assistant on coach Terri Mitchell’s staff.