No. 2 UConn will meet No. 1 Stanford Saturday at a sold-out Maples Pavilion. All week I am taking a look back at the first 13 games of the series.
Here is a glance at the match-up at the Elite 4 Honda Holiday Classic Dec. 21, 1997 …
Nykesha Sales set a team single-game scoring record with 46 points to lead the Huskies to a 94-78 win in Lakeland, Fla. The point total then bested the 39-points Kerry Bascom scored against Toledo in the second round of the NCAA tournament March 16, 1991.
Sales finished 18-of-27 from the field (6-of-7 3-pointers) and 4-of-6 from the free throw line in 38 minutes.
The Huskies, who trailed 44-42 at halftime, shot 53.1 percent from the field and forced 30 turnovers.
Heather Owen led Stanford with 21 points (7-of-11 FG) and six rebounds in 40 minutes.