STORRS, Conn. -- Welcome to Gampel Pavilion as the top-ranked University of Connecticut women's basketball team (12-0) entertains No. 5 Notre Dame (11-1) in the Big East opener for both teams.
The Irish won their first outright regular season title a season ago, ending UConn's five-year reign with a win in the finale at the XL Center in Hartford. The Huskies defeated Notre Dame eight days later in the Big East tournament final, though the Irish got the last word with an 83-75 overtime win over UConn in the NCAA Final Four semifinals in Denver.
UConn and Notre Dame have played four times in each of the last two seasons.
No changes are expected in the starting lineups. Referees are Dee Kantner, Eric Brewton, and Tiara Cruse.