SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The University of Tennessee will host the University of Connecticut on Jan. 21 at Thompson-Boling Arena in the second game of the Revival Series between the former longtime women's college basketball rivals.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame officials announced the date of the second game Tuesday. UConn won the first game 60-45 in Hartford, Connecticut, this past January.
"The Revival Series is a tremendous celebration of women's basketball, featuring two of the most storied programs in college hoops," said John L. Doleva, president and CEO of the hall. "We're proud to continue the Revival Series with Tennessee and UConn, creating a fantastic environment for fans while generating funds for charitable causes."
The programs with the most national championships met regularly from 1995 to 2007, but UConn and the Lady Volunteers had not faced each other until this Revival Series was arranged.
A $10,000 donation was made to the Pat Summitt Foundation for the first game, and a portion of this game will benefit the Pat Summitt Foundation, the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Naismith officials will monitor the coronavirus pandemic and will update as needed. The game in Knoxville will be part of Tennessee's season ticket package, with other tickets for the game against UConn going on sale later this fall.
"It was a very meaningful experience for us to be involved with this event last season, and we look forward to hosting the game on The Summitt in 2021," Lady Vols coach Kellie Harper said.
UConn leads the all-time series 14-9, with the Lady Vols winning three of the past four games. Huskies coach Geno Auriemma said he thinks college basketball fans were excited to see the Huskies and Tennessee back on the court together for a great game.
"I expect nothing less when we travel to Knoxville this season," Auriemma said in a release. "I'm sure the fans in Rocky Top have missed me."