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Hall of Fame Women’s Holiday Showcase to Feature UConn, FSU

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced that it will hold the Hall of Fame Women’s Holiday Showcase on Friday, Dec. 11 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Three-time defending national champion UConn will take on Florida State, who finished the 2014-15 season with an impressive record of 32-5 and a trip to the Elite Eight.

“We are very excited to be returning to Mohegan Sun Arena for the second annual Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Holiday Showcase,” said John Doleva, president and CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. “It’s truly a top-notch facility that we know both the players and fans will enjoy. We look forward to a great game between two of the top women’s programs in the nation.”

These two elite programs last met in December 2010, with the 10-time national champion UConn Huskies claiming the 93-62 win.

“Florida State is very excited for the opportunity to play in the Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Holiday Showcase at Mohegan Sun,” said Sue Semrau, FSU’s head coach and 2015 Associated Press, WBCA, and ESPNW National Coach of the Year. “We look forward to the challenge that Connecticut always brings, knowing that this will be a high-profile matchup for fans to see.”

Added UConn Head Coach Geno Auriemma, “it’s an honor to play in an event sponsored by the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame for the third straight year. Florida State has a lot of talented players returning from a team that advanced to the regional final of the 2015 NCAA tournament, and I’m already looking forward to this early-season test. Playing games in Mohegan Sun Arena is always a positive experience, and I hope a lot of our fans in Southeast Connecticut take advantage of this opportunity.”

Game time, television details, and ticket information will be released at a later date.