No. 7 Baylor puts its 69-game home winning streak on the line tonight (7 p.m. ET, ESPN2 and WatchESPN) in Waco against top-ranked UConn. Here are some fast facts about the rivalry, which is 2-2 all-time:
1. The Huskies won the first meeting, 70-50, in a 2010 Final Four semifinal. It remains their only postseason matchup.
2. UConn’s 65-64 win over Baylor on Nov. 16, 2010, was the team’s 80th straight victory. The Huskies went on to win a record 90 consecutive games, surpassing the UCLA men’s team’s 88-game streak.
3. The Lady Bears have won the last two showdowns -- on Dec. 18, 2011, and Feb. 18, 2013 -- by a combined 11 points.
4. This is the Huskies' second trip to Waco, they are 0-1 at Ferrell Center.
5. During the 2013 meeting, former Baylor standout Brittney Griner reached the 3,000 career-points milestone and had 25 points on the night.
6. Former UConn star and reigning WNBA Finals MVP Maya Moore’s 34 points in the 2010 Final Four game are a series record.
7. The 2013 meeting took place in front of a sellout crowd of 16,294 at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn.
This weekend largely marks the end of the nonconference portion of the women’s basketball season. And while matchups like UConn-Stanford, UConn-Duke and Tennessee-Stanford were a great way to tip off the season, here are our elite eight conference games before March that we can’t wait to see.Jan. 5: Maryland at North Carolina, ESPNU
Jan. 27: Notre Dame at Maryland, ESPN2
Feb. 2: Notre Dame at Duke, ESPN
Feb. 2: Stanford at Cal, ESPN2
Feb. 9: Louisville at UConn, ESPN
Feb. 10: North Carolina at Duke, ESPN2
Feb. 16: Kentucky at Tennessee, ESPN
Feb. 23: Duke at Notre Dame, ESPN
But if you just can’t get enough of the nonconference showdowns, there are two more next month that are perfectly acceptable to start popping the popcorn for.Jan. 13: UConn at Baylor, ESPN2
Jan. 20: Notre Dame at Tennessee, ESPN2
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