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Friday, March 28, 2014

DePaul's Bruno thrilled to get UConn back on the schedule

Teams aren't exactly lining up to play non-conference games against UConn since Breanna Stewart arrived at UConn. However, DePaul coach Doug Bruno has always looked at things a little different than most of his peers so when the time came to get the Huskies on the schedule, he jumped at the opportunity.

UConn and DePaul played 11 times from 2006-13 as fellow Big East teams which UConn winning all the games. When the teams went their separate ways due to conference realignment, Bruno and UConn coach Geno Auriemma discussed the possibility of starting a non-conference series.

In a press conference featuring mostly members of the Connecticut media, Bruno confirmed what has been rumored for a while - a game against UConn in the 2014-15 season. Bruno said it would be on Dec. 21 at UConn.

"We are playing Notre Dame, we will have Notre Dame on the schedule, UConn on the schedule, Texas A&M on the schedule so it is going to be a good, strong non-conference schedule," Bruno said. "It is one of the games that I like to play because you are basically testing yourself against the best. When you really think about it, it makes sense because I like the competition and at the same time, you are reducing the opportunity to get a W because they are that good. We are scheduling them back to back and I don't think it will go anywhere so we want to keep doing it."

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