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UConn women’s basketball extends series with Notre Dame through 2023-24

The best rivalry in women’s baskeyball will continue to be a staple on the schedule.

Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog

UConn women’s basketball and Notre Dame have met every season since 1996. Now, the biggest rivalry in women’s college basketball will continue for at least another four seasons. The Huskies announced they have extended their series with the Fighting Irish through the 2023-24 season.

The two teams will alternate playing home and away with UConn hosting in 2021-22 and 2023-24 followed by Notre Dame doing so in 2020-21 and 2022-23. Based on the Huskies’ recent scheduling history, the 2021-22 game will likely be playing at the XL Center in Hartford with the 2023-24 game coming to Gampel Pavilion in Storrs.

The last two seasons, the teams have met twice: Once in the regular season and again in the Final Four. The Huskies have captured the last two regular season meetings while Notre Dame has gotten revenge in the Final Four. Overall, UConn holds a 36-13 edge over the Fighting Irish.

With the Fighting Irish now locked in for four more seasons, UConn likely has two more non-conference games open for 2020-21. Right now, the Huskies will play Dayton, Little Rock, Maryland, South Carolina and Texas at home, with Baylor, Cal, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Virginia as the road opponents.

In 2021-22, the Fighting Irish are UConn’s first home non-conference opponent so far. Aside from them, the Huskies will travel to face Little Rock, Maryland, Notre Dame, Oregon, South Carolina and Texas. The Fighting Irish are the only non-conference opponents announced for 2022-23 and 2023-24.

UConn and Notre Dame will face off this season on Sunday, Dec. 8 at Gampel Pavilion.