UConn announced Friday that it would renew its rivalry with old Big East foe Georgetown. The home-and-home series begins in 2016 -- the Hoyas come to the XL Center on Jan. 23 2016 and the Huskies head to Washington D.C.'s Verizon Center on Jan. 21, 2017.
“It’s gonna be great,” coach Kevin Ollie said, via the New Haven Register's David Borges. “I know our fans want to see it, I know their fans want to see it. Hopefully, we put on a great game.”
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UConn and Georgetown have a long history which dates back to 1958 and includes 64 games, with Georgetown holding a 35-29 advantage. As Big East Conference opponents, Georgetown had a 32-26 edge. The two programs share the record for most Big East Conference tournament championships with seven apiece.
Georgetown won the last game played between the two teams, a 79-78 double-overtime thriller at Gampel Pavilion on Feb. 27, 2013. UConn lost its last two games against the Hoyas, but the teams split their last four. UConn’s last win against Georgetown was a 79-62 decision on March 9, 2011 during the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden.
Ollie also suggested that a Syracuse-UConn reunion could be in the works.
"Two Big East teams in the same season would be awesome,” he said. “I think we’re trying to finalize some things with Syracuse later on down the road.,” he told the Register.