SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is renewing the women’s basketball rivalry between UConn and Tennessee and will sponsor a two-year series.
The Hall of Fame said Tuesday the first game will be Jan. 23, 2020, at the XL Center in Hartford, with a return game in Knoxville during the 2020-21 season.
Proceeds from both games will benefit the Pat Summitt Foundation and the Hall of Fame. The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame will be added as a beneficiary for the game in Knoxville.
UConn and Tennessee have combined for 19 national championships. The programs met routinely between 1995 and 2007 before Summitt announced she would no longer schedule the Huskies.
UConn leads the rivalry 13-9 and is 4-0 against the Lady Vols in NCAA championship games.
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