South Carolina, Stanford and UConn highlight the best women’s basketball games

The women’s college basketball season is almost here, and an offseason that was filled with talk of the transfer portal, coaching changes and recruiting has died down. The search to see who will compete for a national title in Dallas begins Nov. 7, with South Carolina and Stanford entering the season No. 1 and No. 2 in the AP’s opening poll. But before the ball tips for real, let’s run through 10 of the games we’re most excited to see that you should mark on your calendar.

November 11: Villanova at Princeton

Is this a matchup of two Final Four favorites? No. But it does present a couple of schools that could cause attacks on others that could be. The Tigers were one of the group destroyers last March, eliminating Kentucky and future No. 1 pick Rhyne Howard in the first round. While current Ivy League player Abby Meyers transferred to Maryland, Princeton still brought back its next two leading scorers in shooting guards Julia Cunningham and Kaitlyn Chen. The Tigers’ backcourt could wreak havoc on Villanova in this game, against Texas on Nov. 27 and UConn on Dec. 5. On the other hand, Villanova senior forward Maddy Siegrist is set to have another prolific season, having scooped Big East Player of the Year Awards last winter. A versatile scorer, she anchors a talented Wildcats team looking to become the first team to top UConn for a conference regular-season title since 2006.

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