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UConn Adds Series With Ohio St., Arizona

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UConn Adds Series With Ohio St., Arizona

UConn announced this week that its men's basketball team will have home-and-home series against Ohio State and the University of Arizona which will take place over the next four seasons.

The series with the Buckeyes will begin in the 2015-16 season in Connecticut, and the Huskies will visit Columbus in 2016-17. Both games are expected to be played in December.

UConn will travel to Tuscon in 2017-18 and the Wildcats will come to Storrs the following year. These games will also be in December.

More details via the news release:

"UConn is 2-3 all-time against Ohio State, but has not played the Buckeyes since its 64-58 victory on March 27, 1999, in the NCAA National Semifinals in St. Petersburg, Fla., as the Huskies went on to win their first National Championship. UConn’s other victory over Ohio State was also in a national tournament, a 72-67 triumph on March 30, 1988, in Madison Square Garden to capture the NIT Championship. UConn’s three losses to Ohio State came in 1983-84 in Columbus, in 1984-85 at the Hartford Civic Center, and in 1991-92 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Cincinnati.

"The Huskies are a perfect 5-0 all-time against Arizona, the most recent game a 65-63 thriller on March 26, 2011, in the NCAA West Regional Championship in Anaheim, Calif., advancing UConn to the Final Four in Houston, where the Huskies won their third national title."

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