The University of Connecticut women's basketball team has known who it would be playing during the 2015-16 regular season for a few weeks.
The when and where questions were answered Wednesday as the three-time defending national champion Huskies released their 29-game regular season slate.
As previously announced, UConn will open its 11-game non-league schedule at Ohio State on Nov. 16. Its 18-game American Athletic Conference schedule starts Dec. 30 at Cincinnati. UConn, which is 42-0 against AAC opponents in the two years of the league, will face eight AAC teams twice, while taking on Central Florida (home) and Houston (road) once.
The Huskies will play seven games on campus at Gampel Pavilion and six games at the XL Center in Hartford. They will also play in the Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge for the second straight year at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, this year facing Florida State.
Coming to Gampel Pavilion are Notre Dame (Dec. 5), Temple (Jan. 16), East Carolina (Feb. 6), Cincinnati (Feb. 17), SMU (Feb. 24), Tulane (Feb. 27), and South Florida (Feb. 29). According to a UConn spokesman, Senior Day for All-Americans Breanna Stewart and Moriah Jefferson as well as classmate Briana Pulido will be the Tulane game on Feb. 27. If tradition holds, Stewart and Jefferson will be inducted into the Huskies of Honor program that day.
Playing at the XL Center are Kansas State (Nov. 23), Nebraska (Nov. 28), LSU (Dec. 21), Tulsa (Jan. 6), Central Florida (Jan. 20), and Memphis (Jan. 30).
UConn will play two exhibition games, hosting Lubbock Christian at Gampel Pavilion on Nov. 2 and Vanguard at the XL Center Nov. 8.
The 2016 AAC tournament will be held at Mohegan Sun Arena March 4-7.
UConn women's basketball 2015-16 schedule
Nov. 2 (exhibition) Lubbock Christian (XL Center), 7 p.m. (No TV)
Nov. 8 (exhibition) Vanguard (Gampel Pavilion), 2 p.m. (No TV)
Nov. 16 at Ohio State, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Nov. 23 Kansas State (XL Center), 7 p.m. (SNY)
Nov. 28 Nebraska (XL Center), 1 p.m. (SNY)
Nov. 30 at Chattanooga (McKenzie Arena), 6:30 p.m. (SNY)
Dec. 2 at DePaul (McGrath Arena), TBA (FoxSports1)
Jimmy V Classic
Dec. 5 Notre Dame (Gampel Pavilion), 5:15 p.m. (ESPN)
Dec. 9 at Colgate (Cotterell Court), TBA, (SNY)
Hall of Fame Women's Challenge
Dec. 11 vs. Florida State (Mohegan Sun Arena), 6 p.m. (ESPN2)
Dec. 21 LSU (XL Center), 7 p.m. (SNY)
Maggie Dixon Classic
Dec. 28 vs. Maryland (Madison Square Garden), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Dec. 30 at Cincinnati (Fifth Third Arena), 7 p.m. (SNY)
Jan. 6 Tulsa (XL Center), 7 p.m. (SNY)
Jan. 8 at Houston (Hofheinz Pavilion), 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
Jan. 10 at South Florida (Sun Dome), 5 p.m. (ESPN2)
Jan. 13 at Memphis (Roane Fieldhouse), 6 p.m. (SNY)
Jan. 16 Temple (Gampel Pavilion), 6 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
Jan. 20 Central Florida (XL Center), 7 p.m. (SNY)
Jan. 23 at SMU (Moody Coliseum), 3 p.m. (SNY)
Jan. 27 at Tulsa (Reynolds Center), 8 p.m. (SNY)
Jan. 30 Memphis (XL Center), Noon (SNY)
Feb. 3 at Tulane (Devlin Fieldhouse), TBA, (SNY)
Feb. 6 East Carolina (Gampel Pavilion), 1 p.m. (SNY)
Feb. 8 at South Carolina (Colonial Life Arena), 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Feb. 14 at Temple (McGonigle Hall), Noon (ESPN2)
Feb. 17 Cincinnati (Gampel Pavilion), 7 p.m., (SNY)
Feb. 20 at East Carolina (Minges Coliseum), 6 p.m., (CBS Sports Network)
Feb. 24 SMU (Gampel Pavilion), 7 p.m. (SNY)
Feb. 27 Tulane (Gampel Pavilion), 1 p.m. (SNY)
Feb. 29 South Florida (Gampel Pavilion), 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
American Athletic Conference tournament
March 4-7 Mohegan Sun Arena, TBA