Here’s what we know about the 2022-23 UConn women’s basketball team schedule

The 2021-22 women’s basketball season ended over a month and a half ago, which means we are now about six months away from the start of next season.

UConn basketball players are staying off campus to visit family and spend time away from the court until they report to Storrs for summer practices on June 1. Geno Auriemma spends his time away from training traveling and recruiting. This week he met fans at local breweries as part of UConn’s Coaches Road Show.

While the program has yet to release official dates and times for its 2022-23 schedule, we do know a handful of its non-conference games for this coming year.

Here’s a look at what we know about UConn’s scheduled opponents for 2022-23:

November 25-27, Phil Knight Legacy College Basketball Tournament: The Huskies will make their debut in the annual Phil Knight Tournament created to honor the Nike co-founder this Thanksgiving weekend in Portland, Oregon. This fall will be the first time that women’s teams have taken part in the tournament, which started in 2017.

While the official installment of the two-day tournament has yet to be released, UConn could face Duke, coach Kara Lawson, Iowa and Oregon State led by Caitlin Clark. Rip City Management of the Portland Trail Blazers will host the women’s tournament at three venues: the Chiles Center at the University of Portland, the Moda Center (the home ground of the Blazers) and the Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The tournament will be broadcast on ESPN.

The Huskies are 12-3 against Duke, 2-0 against Oregon State and 5-2 against Iowa. UConn recently faced the Hawkeyes in the Sweet 16 in 2021, winning 92-72

Revenge with NC State: UConn will begin a back-and-forth streak with NC State this coming season, hosting the Wolfpack this year before heading to Raleigh, North Carolina in 2023-24.

The Huskies are 7-2 all-time against NC State after their last meeting in this year’s Elite Eight. The game was one for the books as it was the first double-overtime Elite Eight game in NCAA Women’s Tournament history. UConn edged NC State 91-87 at Bridgeport, despite losing Dorka Juhász to a season-ending wrist injury in the second quarter. The victory moved UConn to its 14th straight Final Four.

Travel to South Bend: As part of UConn’s four-year series with Notre Dame, the former rivals will next meet in Indiana this coming season.

The series was originally scheduled to begin during the 2020-21 season but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the postponement, the series began last season when UConn hosted Notre Dame on Dec. 5. UConn won the game 73-54, but Paige Bueckers suffered a tibial plateau fracture and meniscus tear in the final minute and would sit out the next 19 games. .

UConn leads the all-time series against the Fighting Irish 39-13.

Rematch with South Carolina: UConn announced last summer that it has renewed its streak with South Carolina for two more seasons through 2023-24.

The Huskies will host the Gamecocks this coming season before heading to Colombia next year. The two teams were scheduled to meet out of conference in the 2021-22 season, but canceled the game due to scheduling conflicts.

South Carolina beat UConn in April’s national championship game, handing the Huskies their first-ever loss in the title game. The Gamecocks also defeated UConn in the final Battle 4 Atlantis Championship game on Thanksgiving.

UConn is 9-3 against South Carolina.

Rivalry : The Huskies will wrap up their most recent home-and-away series against their most historic rival, Tennessee, this season in Knoxville.

After a 13-year hiatus from the series, the two schools have renewed their rivalry and have faced each other every season since 2020.

UConn beat the Lady Vols last February at the XL Center. The Huskies debuted in their new throwback jerseys and were led by Azzi Fudd, with 25 points, four assists, four rebounds and 7 of 9 shooting from 3-point range. UConn is 16-9 all-time against Tennessee.

Great East slate: The 2022-23 season will mark UConn’s third year back in the Big East after spending seven years in the American Athletic Conference. While the Huskies remain the highest-ranked team in the conference for the past two seasons, Villanova handed the program its first conference loss since 2013 in February at the XL Center.

Mohegan Sun will wrap up its three-year deal with the Big East this season and host the conference’s women’s basketball tournament for the third consecutive year.

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