South Carolina and Connecticut are coached by members of the Basketball Hall of Fame. Dawn Staley, a collegiate star at Virginia and one of the greatest players in WNBA history, has coached the Gamecocks since 2008. Connecticut’s Geno Auriemma has led his program to 11 national titles.
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Dayton’s full non-conference schedule hasn’t been released, but the Flyers have announced they will play at the Gulf Coast Showcase. It will be held Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at Hertz Arena in Estero, Fla.. Possible opponents include: Arizona State, Auburn, Drake, Gonzaga, Maine, Middle Tennessee State and Purdue.
Dayton will play Lipscomb in its home opener Nov. 5, Green said, and an exhibition game Nov. 1 will provide UD fans with their first look at UD Arena after the third and final phase of the three-year, $72 million renovation project.