Coaches want to keep it clean

Tara VanDerveer, Geno Auriemma hoping to showcase offenses in 1-2 showdown

Updated: December 28, 2012, 3:57 PM ET
By Michelle Smith | espnW

They might play on opposite sides of the country, led by coaches with distinctly contrasting styles, but Stanford and Connecticut -- which meet as the top two teams in the country again Saturday at 4 p.m. ET (ESPNU, ESPN3) -- have one very important thing in common: an affinity for players who can put the ball in the basket.

"I think we both value offensively skilled players," Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer said. "We both work hard at the defensive end, but I think ...

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