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    Bria Hartley drives the ball against Notre Dame in the 2012 Final Four.

    The Huskies have some experience when it comes to the nation's two best teams facing off. On Saturday, No. 2 UConn faces top-ranked Stanford; in three previous visits to Palo Alto, the Huskies are 0-3 but interestingly, are 3-0 against the Cardinal in games in which the teams were ranked first and second in the country.

    Thanks to SNY.com's Carl Adamec, who did the heavy lifting, we have a brief history of just how well the Huskies have done when playing in a game between the the country's two best teams.

    Jan. 16 1995: No. 2 UConn beat No. 1 Tennessee 77-66, at Storrs, Conn.
    Jan. 10, 1999: No. 2 Tennessee beat No. 1 UConn 92-81, at Storrs, Conn.
    Jan. 8, 2000: No. 1 UConn beat No. 2 Tennessee 74-67, at Knoxville, Tenn.
    April 2, 2000: No. 1 UConn beat No. 2 Tennessee 71-52, for NCAA championship in Philadelphia.
    Dec. 30, 2000: No. 1 UConn beat No. 2 Tennessee 81-76, at Hartford, Conn.
    March 6, 2001: No. 2 UConn beat No. 1 Notre Dame 78-76, for Big East championship in Storrs, Conn.
    March 30, 2001: No. 2 Notre Dame defeated No. 1 UConn 90-75, at St. Louis, Mo.
    Jan. 5, 2002: No. 1 UConn beat No. 2 Tennessee 86-72, at Knoxville, Tenn.
    March 31, 2002: No. 1 UConn beat No. 2 Oklahoma 82-70 for NCAA championship in San Antonio.
    Feb. 1, 2003: No. 2 UConn beat No. 1 Duke 77-65, at Durham, N.C.
    Jan. 19, 2009: No. 1 UConn beat No. 2 North Carolina 88-58 at Chapel Hill, N.C.
    April 5, 2009: No. 1 UConn beat No. 2 Stanford 83-64 at St. Louis, Mo.
    Dec. 23, 2009: No. 1 UConn beat No. 2 Stanford 80-68 at Hartford, Conn.
    April 6, 2010: No. 1 UConn beat No. 2 Stanford 53-47 for NCAA championship in San Antonio
    Nov. 16, 2010: No. 1 UConn beat No. 2 Baylor 65-64 in Hartford, Conn.
    Dec. 18, 2011: No. 1 Baylor beat No. 2 UConn 66-61 in Waco. Texas.

    On Saturday, something has to give: UConn is 0-3 at Maples Pavilion but 3-0 when facing Stanford in a game between No. 1 and No. 2 teams.