Texas forward Jatarie White (40) contests a shot by Connecticut forward Azura Stevens (23) during a NCAA women's college basketball game in Austin, Texas, on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

BEVO BEAT Women's Basketball

Texas and UConn delay basketball teams’ reunion until 2021-22 season

Posted July 7th, 2020

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The Texas Longhorns can cross a trip to Connecticut off their itinerary for the 2020-21 basketball season.

A Texas spokesperson has confirmed that UT and UConn will not play this winter. The Hartford Courant reported on Tuesday that a two-year series that was agreed to in 2019 will be delayed a season. The Manchester Journal Inquirer had previously written about this alteration to the schedule.

Texas will now play at UConn during the 2021-22 season. UConn will travel to Austin the following season.

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Texas and UConn are two of the winningest programs in the NCAA’s history. The Longhorns and Huskies last met in 2018. With a 75-71 win that January, UConn remained unbeaten in its nine battles with Texas.

Had the two teams played this season, it would have marked the first meeting between UConn coach Geno Auriemma and Texas coach Vic Schaefer since 2017. In the semifinals of the NCAA tournament that year, Schaefer’s Mississippi State team snapped UConn’s 111-game winning streak.

Unlike their male counterparts, the Texas women have not yet released their non-conference schedule. As of Tuesday afternoon, Texas was still finalizing its schedule. Texas is still looking for a replacement for the UConn game.

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