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UConn basketball announces dates, TV for Texas, Tennessee games

UConn has announced dates for two of its biggest games against out-of-conference basketball games of the year.

The first is a rematch with Texas, who were the No. 1 team in the country last year when UConn beat them in Storrs. The Jan. 8 rematch will be a Saturday afternoon game, with ESPN broadcasting the matchup in Austin at 3:30 est..

Two weeks later, that Huskies will start a home-and-home series by hosting Bruce Pearl and Tennessee. The game is slated for a 2:00 est. tip and will be broadcast on CBS. UConn has yet to announce if the game will be played in Hartford or Storrs.

UConn's complete schedule will be announced along with the Big East schedule early next month.

Full press release after the jump.

Aug. 25, 2010

Storrs, Conn. - The University of Connecticut announced two nationally-televised non-conference match-ups Wednesday for the sport of men's basketball in the 2010-11 season.

The Huskies will travel to Austin, Texas on January 8 for a contest against the Longhorns of the University of Texas at 3:30 p.m. eastern on ESPN. UConn and Texas will meet for the second contest of a four-game series that began last season in Storrs with a memorable Husky upset of the top-ranked Longhorns.

UConn and Tennessee begin a home-and-home series with a contest on January 22 at 2:00 p.m. to be televised nationally by CBS. That contest will be a home game for the Huskies in either Storrs or Hartford, but the site is still to be determined. This will be only the second ever meeting between the schools, the first coming in the 2000 NCAA Tournament Second Round, a win by the Volunteers in Birmingham, Ala.

The complete UConn schedule for 2010-11 will be announced in conjunction with the BIG EAST Conference schedule in early September. UConn basketball season tickets are on sale now.

Tickets may be purchased at or by calling 1-877-AT-UCONN. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR HUSKY SEASON TICKETS.