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Friday, November 18, 2011

Another chapter in Stanford/UConn rivalry coming on Monday

Over the last few years, there may not be another non-conference rivalry in women's college basketball which could equal the Stanford/UConn series.

Three straight meetings in the Final Four added some zest to the rivalry. In the last meeting, Stanford snapped UConn's NCAA Division I basketball record 90-game winning streak.

On Monday night at the XL Center, the teams will meet for the first time since that historic game. Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer was asked about the emergence of the rivalry as the best in the sport at the current time.

"I definitely think so," VanDerveer said. "We look at ourselves and Connecticut, having been to the last four Final Fours, I think we’re the only two teams that have done that. The game last year was obviously a great game with all that was riding on it. We played for the national title the year before. Connecticut has been in the conversation as far as competing for a national championship just year in and year out, and we were in it, we were out of it and now I think we’re back in it and that’s great."

There are still tickets available for the 7:30 p.m. game on Monday.


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