After playing Stanford, UConn will head to Oregon before going home to open up its Big East schedule.
"Playing games on the road at the early part of the season is very important," Auriemma said. "Coming out here and playing Stanford and knowing how hard it is to play them, especially here. It's a great opportunity for us at this point in the season. As soon as we're done on this trip we have Notre Dame at home. Playing two teams in the top five in the country in a matter of a week or so is exactly what we need right about now."
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