The Huskies and Lady Vols will pick up where they left off in 2007 starting on January 23, 2020 in Hartford
On Tuesday afternoon, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the details for the renewal of UConn and Tennessee’s historic rivalry, which is set to resume this season after a 12-year hiatus.
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The beginning of a two-year series will take place in Hartford, Conn., as the Huskies will host the Lady Vols at XL Center on Thursday, January 23, 2020. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. Eastern Time and the game will be televised on ESPN. Tennessee will host the series in the following season, 2020-21, in Knoxville, Tenn. Portions of the proceeds from both games will benefit the Pat Summitt Foundation and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and the second game will also see some of its proceeds go towards the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.
Tickets for the first game of the series are only available to UConn season ticket holders for now, with single game tickets possibly becoming available at a later date. Details for the second game of the series in Knoxville have not yet been announced.
While UConn leads the all-time series 13-9, Tennessee holds a 3-game winning streak dating back to 2005. Seven of those 22 matchups have come in the NCAA Tournament, where UConn holds a 5-2 edge. Together, the teams have amassed 19 national championships, and have a rivalry best remembered for the titans on each sideline who clashed in each highly-contested matchup: current UConn coach Geno Auriemma and the late Tennessee coach Pat Summitt.
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