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Gophers women to play Paige Bueckers and UCONN in November

UConn guard and Hopkins alum Paige Bueckers, center, drives to the basket between Baylor defenders Queen Egbo (25) and DiJonai Carrington (21) during the first half of a college basketball game in the Elite Eight. Photo: AP/Eric Gay. UConn guard and Hopkins alum Paige Bueckers, center, drives to the basket between Baylor defenders Queen Egbo (25) and DiJonai Carrington (21) during the first half of a college basketball game in the Elite Eight.

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Created: July 28, 2021 04:14 PM

The Gophers women's basketball team will play former Hopkins high school and UCONN star guard Paige Bueckers and the Huskies in November in a tournament in the Bahamas.

Minnesota and UCONN will open the inaugural Women's Battle 4 Atlantis. Bueckers, a 1st team All-American, led the Huskies to the Final Four last season.

The Golden Gophers and Huskies will play in the tournament's opening contest at Atlantis Paradise Island in The Bahamas on Nov. 20, while the next day Minnesota will face either South Florida or Syracuse, depending on results.

The other half of the bracket has Oregon taking on Oklahoma and South Carolina facing Buffalo. The Gophers will play one of those four teams in their final game on Nov. 22.

Minnesota and UConn have met twice previously with the Huskies taking both contests. The most recent meeting came at the 2004 Final Four during head coach Lindsay Whalen's senior season where Connecticut prevailed, 67-58, en route to the national championship.

Gophers Sports Information contributed to this report


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