UConn and Nebraska are working to finalize a home-and-home series that would begin in Connecticut next season before going to Lincoln, Nebraska the following year, according to SNY.com's Carl Adamec.
A contract hasn't yet been signed but Auriemma is optimistic. "I’m hoping that will get done,” he said Friday.
Auriemma was impressed with the Lincoln crowd after the Huskies played in an NCAA Regional there last spring. Even after the Cornhuskers had been eliminated, more than 9,000 fans showed up to watch UConn-BYU's Sweet 16 matchup and another 7,100 watched UConn-Texas A&M's Elite Eight game.
“The fact that so many fans came out to the game even though their team had been knocked out says a lot about their fan base and how much they appreciate women’s basketball,” Auriemma said. “When you find spots like that around the country you want to go to those places.”
Adamec writes that UConn and Nebraska have met once before, with the Huskies winning 71-61 at Gampel Pavilion back in 1997.