Here’s a game-by-game breakdown of the UConn women’s basketball team’s schedule:
Sunday, Nov. 12 vs. Stanford (Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio,
1:30 p.m., ESPN): Stanford has ended two of UConn’s four longest winning streaks, and a Stanford win would mark the first time UConn has lost consecutive games since March 1993.
Friday, Nov. 17 California (Gampel,
7 p.m., SNY): Cal’s Kristine Anigwe joins Columbia’s Camille Zimmerman as the only returning Division I women’s players to average at least 21 points and 9 rebounds a season ago.
Sunday, Nov. 19 vs. Maryland (XL
Center, 1:30 p.m., ESPN): Six players, including all three double-figure scorers, gone from Maryland due to graduation and transfer.
Tuesday, Nov. 21 at UCLA (Pauley
Pavilion, 10:30 p.m., ESPNU): First true road game for Huskies figures to be a matchup of top-five teams featuring four possible first-round draft picks in 2018 WNBA draft.
Saturday, Nov. 25 vs. Michigan State (Knight Arena, Eugene, Ore., 3
p.m.): Game part of a doubleheader in the PK80 Invitational and first meeting between the teams since Spartans’ 16-point win in Hartford in 2004.
Tuesday, Nov. 28 at Nevada (Lawlor Events Center, 9 p.m., CBS
SN): Nevada native Gabby Williams leads UConn into its first game in state since 1997.
Sunday, Dec. 3 Notre Dame (XL, 4
p.m., ESPN): ND will be without standout post player Brianna Turner, who will miss season as a result of knee injury suffered in NCAA tourney. Nebraska transfer Jessica Shepard could help ease the pain left by Turner’s absence.
Friday, Dec. 8 at DePaul (Wintrust
Arena, 7 p.m., FS1): First women’s basketball game in the new, state-ofthe-art Wintrust Arena. DePaul coach Doug Bruno was an assistant to Auriemma on 2012 and ’16 Olympic squads.
Tuesday, Dec. 19 vs. Oklahoma (Mohegan Sun Arena, 7 p.m., CBS
SN): If Huskies go into the Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase undefeated, Auriemma will go for win No. 1,000.
Friday, Dec. 22 vs. Duquesne (Mattamy Athletic Centre, 7 p.m.,
SNY): Huskies venture to Toronto, so senior guard Kia Nurse gets to play in her native Ontario. Duquesne features nine foreign players, including two from Canada.
Sunday, Dec. 31 Memphis (XL, 1:30
p.m., SNY): UConn is 10-0 playing on New Year’s Eve, winning the last seven by an average of 46 points per game. Wednesday, Jan. 3 at East Carolina (Minges Coliseum, 7 p.m., SNY): Gabby Williams recorded fifth tripledouble in UConn history when Huskies played in Greenville last season.
Saturday, Jan, 6 at South Florida
(Sun Dome, 7 p.m., SNY): Five freshmen and Northern Arizona transfer Alyssa Rader give the perennial AACcontending Bulls some new faces to go with a game-tested group of returning players. Tuesday, Jan. 9 UCF (Gampel, 7 p.m., SNY): Knights assistant coach Nykesha Sales will take part in her first game in Storrs since her senior season at UConn nearly 20 years ago.
Saturday, Jan. 13 at Houston
(H&PE Arena, 3 p.m., SNY): The fourth straight season the Cougars and Huskies will only play once in the regular season.
Monday, Jan. 15 at Texas (Frank
Erwin Center, 7 p.m., ESPN2): Another rugged road test for the Huskies as standout Texas post player Jordan Holmes should be back after not being with Longhorns in fall semester.
Thurdsday, Jan. 18 Tulsa (Gampel,
7 p.m., SNY): Napheesa Collier is shooting 76 percent from the field in four career games against Tulsa.
Sunday, Jan. 21 at Temple (McGonigle Hall, 1 p.m., ESPN2): Owls outscored Huskies in second half the last time the teams met in Philadelphia.
Wednesday, Jan. 24 at Memphis
(Roane Fieldhouse, 1 p.m., SNY): Katie Lou Samuelson dropped 29 points on Tigers in lone 2016-17 regular-season meeting.
Saturday, Jan. 27 Tulane (Gampel,
noon, SNY): Tulane senior Kolby Morgan ranks sixth among active Division I women’s players with 1,634 career points. Thursday, Feb. 1 at South Carolina (Colonial Life Arena, 7 p.m., ESPN): Eighth time UConn faces reigning national champions in regular season, posting a 3-4 mark.
Sunday, Feb. 4 Cincinnati (XL, 1
p.m., SNY): Another Super Bowl matinee game for Huskies with former UConn player and assistant coach Jamelle Elliott bringing her Cincinnati team to Hartford.
Wednesday, Feb. 7 at UCF (CFE
Arena, 7 p.m., SNY): Knights went from 7 to 21 wins in Katie AbrahamsonHenderson’s first season as head coach.
Saturday, Feb. 10 Wichita State
(XL, 1 p.m., SNY): Rangie Bessard returns after leading newest AAC member in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots a season ago.
Monday, Feb. 12 Louisville (Gampel, 7 p.m., ESPN2): UConn plays two nonconference games in February for first time since 1982-83 season.
Sunday, Feb. 18 Temple (XL, 2 p.m.,
CBS SN): New Haven’s Tanaya Atkinson could have an even larger offensive role as the Owls will be without injured senior guard Alliya Butts due to knee injury. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at Tulane (Devlin Fieldhouse, 8 p.m., SNY): Green Wave had the ball trailing by three points in final 10 seconds in Huskies’ most recent trip to New Orleans.
Saturday, Feb. 24 at SMU (Moody
Coliseum, 6 p.m., SNY): Huskies return to Dallas for first time since stunning loss to Mississippi State in Final Four.
Monday, Feb. 26 South Florida
(Gampel, 7 p.m., ESPN2): Katie Lou Samuelson averaged 25 points in three games against Bulls last season, but focus will be on seniors Kia Nurse and Gabby Williams playing final regularseason home game.