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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Report: UConn to face Stanford in season opener

One non-conference game that never materialized that would have been a major draw in the last two seasons would have been a Samuelson vs. Samuelson matchup.

However, UConn was unable to get Stanford on the non-conference schedule in either of Katie Lou Samuelson's first two seasons while her sister Karlie was still suiting up for the Cardinal.

According to a report by Carl Adamec of the Manchester Journal Inquirer, Stanford will be UConn's opponent in the Nov. 12 season opener at the Countdown to Columbus at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

Originally, UConn was supposed to play Ohio State but now the Buckeyes will meet Louisville while UConn and Stanford will square off in a doubleheader.

Stanford graduated two of its top three scorers - Erica McCall and Karlie Samuelson.

The last time the teams met, Stanford emerged with a thrilling 88-86 overtme victory on Nov. 17, 2014 ending a 47-game winning streak by the Huskies. UConn promptly won its next 111 games before the loss to Mississippi State in the 2017 national semifinals.

The Stanford game will be one of three games in the regular season against Pac 12 opponents as the Huskies host Cal on Nov. 17 in UConn's home opener and will play at UCLA on Nov. 21. The Huskies will also play on Oregon's home court as part of the PK80 event in honor of Nike founder Phil Knight's 80th birthday. However, the opponent in the Nov. 25 game will be Michigan State.
UConn's non-conference schedule will be officially announced once the game at South Carolina, tentatively scheduled for Feb. 1, is finalized.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you share a very brief description of who made the change and the reason? Presumably this was the event sponsors or organizers. Thank You.

8:37 PM 

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