Oregon women’s basketball to host UConn January 17

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Sometimes these made-for-TV games can be very cool and women’s college basketball does it better than most sports.

On Jan. 17, 2022, which is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Oregon will host Geno Auriemma’s UConn Huskies in what is sure to be one of the highlight contests of the regular season.

In response to the news, Oregon coach Kelly Graves tweeted out the following: “Eugene is gonna be rocking for this game! ESPN game on MLK Day—gonna be special.”

UConn, along with national champion Stanford, is one of, if not THE preeminent power of women’s collegiate hoops. Every Duck fan will remember when a Sabrina-led Oregon team marched into Storrs, Conn, and ended the Huskies’ seven-year home winning streak with the 74-56 victory.

After that game, Auriemma praised the Duck program. “They’re just too good, and their big kids are too good,” he said. “We don’t have anybody at that level. We just don’t.”

Two years later, now they do and it should make for one great game inside Matthew Knight Arena.

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