Tennessee Lady Vols, UConn renew home-and-home basketball series for next two years

Will Backus
Knoxville News Sentinel

Tennessee women's basketball is set to continue its rivalry with UConn.

The Lady Vols announced on Friday that they will play a home-and-home series against the Huskies the next two seasons. Tennessee will travel to Connecticut for a game this season and the two will face off in Knoxville in the 2022-23 season. 

Dates, times and broadcast information have not been announced. 

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"We are excited to play these games and continue the overall series between these historic programs," Tennessee coach Kellie Harper said in a team release. "We've had highly-competitive and entertaining games the past two seasons, and our players as well as our fans really enjoy the level of intensity and excitement that occurs when the Lady Vols and Huskies meet."

UConn leads the all-time series 15-9 and has won the past five games.

UConn won the most recent meeting 67-61 on Jan. 21 in Knoxville. It wrapped up a home-and-home series established by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. 

The Huskies also won at Hartford, Connecticut,  in 2020.

This new series represents a separate agreement. 

The previous series marked the first time in 13 years that the two programs met. It revived a rivalry that saw Tennessee and UConn play 22 times between 1995-2007, including several Final Four and championship showdowns.