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Ready, set, travel

By Gavin Keefe

Publication: theday.com

Published August 28. 2014 9:12PM   Updated August 28. 2014 9:30PM

UConn's toughest opponent this season may be jet lag.

The defending national champions will be traveling all over the country.

The Huskies will head to California (Stanford), Oklahoma (Tulsa), Texas (SMU, Houston), Louisiana (Tulane), Florida (USF, Florida), Ohio (Cincinnati), Tennessee (Memphis), Pennsylvania (Temple) and North Carolina (East Carolina). They'll go to Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico Tip Off) and play Duke in New Jersey.

If they qualify for post-sesaon play, they'll rack up even more frequent flier miles.

The American Athletic Conferene released its complete schedule on Thursday. Some times and locations will be determined at a later date.

UConn opens conference play by hosting Temple on New Year's Eve.

Let's take a look at UConn's schedule -- conference and non-conference:

Exhibition -- Southern Connecticut, Nov. 4; Assumption College, Nov. 9.

Friday, Nov. 14 -- Bryant University

Nov. 20-23 - Puerto Rico Tip-Off, opening with College of Charleston, 12:30 p.m.

Nov. 30 -- Texas, noon

Dec. 5 -- Yale

Dec. 14 -- Coppin State

Dec. 18 -- Duke, 8 p.m., IZOD Center, East Rutherford, N.J.

Dec. 22 -- Columbia

Dec. 28 -- Central Connecticut

Dec. 31 -- Temple

Jan. 3 -- at Florida, 2 p.m. (CBS)

Jan. 6 -- at South Florida, 7 p.m.

Jan. 10 -- Cincinnati, 11 a.m.

Jan. 13 -- at Tulsa

Jan. 17 -- at Stanford

Jan. 22 -- Central Florida, 7 p.m.

Jan. 25 -- South Florida, noon

Jan. 29 -- at Cincinnati, 8 p.m.

Feb. 1 -- at Houston, 3 p.m.

Feb. 4 -- East Carolina, 7 p.m.

Feb. 7 -- at Tulane, 6 p.m.

Feb. 12 -- Tulsa, 7 p.m.

Feb. 14 -- at SMU, 9 p.m. (ESPN GameDay)

Feb. 19 -- at Memphis, 9 p.m.

Feb. 22 -- Tulane, 4 p.m.

Feb. 25 -- at East Carolina, 7 p.m.

March 1 -- SMU, 2 p.m. (CBS)

March 5 -- Memphis, 9 p.m.

March 7 -- at Temple

March 12-15 -- AAC tournament at XL Center, Hartford

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