Auriemma Thrilled With New Two-Year Deal With Stanford

UConn and Stanford have agreed on a two-year extension through the 2014-15 season. The teams will open next season in Connecticut on Nov. 10, 2013.

Huskies’ coach Geno Auriemma could not be happier about the extension.

“I always thought we’d play them for as long as they wanted to play,’’ Auriemma said. “They’re one of those schools that … I might ask them if they want to play home-and-home every year. Hell, the way schools are moving from conference to conference if you just play everybody in your non-conference schedule you could end up playing in every league in the country almost if you want to.

“As long as Stanford wants to play we’ll play them. I have a lot of respect for them, obviously, as a university and certainly their coaching staff. They’re great people. And the kind of people they recruit are great people. So I’m thrilled that it was done. Really. I think that’s a great thing for us.’’