The history behind 1-vs.-2 matchups

These two storied programs even have a 1-2 matchup in their history. The 2002 meeting at Cameron Indoor Stadium also had plenty of buildup. It was an entertaining, Saturday prime-time affair in which Diana Taurasi outshot Alana Beard and UConn won 77-65.

While most of the numbers and history seem to work against the Blue Devils, they are riding a 24-game home winning streak, the third-best in the country (although UConn is 4-0 all-time in Durham). And despite the No. 1 team's dominance in these matchups, the numbers even out a bit when the top-ranked club plays on the road. No. 1s are just 6-5 away from home against No. 2s. It should be noted, however, that Connecticut was never one of those top-ranked teams to lose on the road to a No. 2.

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