American Athletic Conference

UConn Women Stepping Out Of Conference, Back Into Spotlight, Monday At Texas

UConn Women Stepping Out Of Conference, Back Into Spotlight, Monday At Texas

Stepping back under a brighter spotlight and temporarily off of a tired American Athletic Conference trail dotted with helpless opponents, the UConn women will take the court Monday at the Erwin Center, helping promote the sport it dominates.

The top-ranked and undefeated Huskies play a nonconference game against No. 7 Texas. A crowd of about 12,000 is expected, one of the largest in Longhorns’ history, and the game is on national TV (ESPN2). This is an event, really, after a series of games that look and feel more like run-throughs, something with a little buzz following recent ho-hum victories over the Houstons and East Carolinas of the world.

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