NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The top rivalry in NCAA Division I women’s basketball, Notre Dame and Connecticut, will live on through the 2023-24 season, as both programs agreed to extend the series four more years. The final game of the previous contract will take place Dec. 8 of this year inside Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Connecticut.
The new extension will see the Huskies visit Purcell Pavilion on both Dec. 6, 2020, and Dec. 4 of 2022. The Irish will then return the trips to Connecticut on Dec. 5 of 2021, and Dec. 3 of 2023.
The two sides have competed 50 times since their inaugural bout back in January of 1996, with UConn leading the series 37-13. However, over the last nine years, Notre Dame has defeated UConn nine times, while all other Division I teams have combined for eight wins.
Furthermore, the Irish have defeated the Huskies in back-to-back National Semifinals, improving their record to 5-3 all-time against UConn in the NCAA Tournament. The five NCAA Tournament wins against Connecticut not only stand as the most in women’s basketball, but also doubles the next highest team.
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