Conference Call

Jonathan the Husky looks pretty excited about the upcoming women's basketball schedule. Cal Sport Media

This weekend largely marks the end of the nonconference portion of the women’s basketball season. And while matchups like UConn-Stanford, UConn-Duke and Tennessee-Stanford were a great way to tip off the season, here are our elite eight conference games before March that we can’t wait to see.

Jan. 5: Maryland at North Carolina, ESPNU

Jan. 27: Notre Dame at Maryland, ESPN2

Feb. 2: Notre Dame at Duke, ESPN

Feb. 2: Stanford at Cal, ESPN2

Feb. 9: Louisville at UConn, ESPN

Feb. 10: North Carolina at Duke, ESPN2

Feb. 16: Kentucky at Tennessee, ESPN

Feb. 23: Duke at Notre Dame, ESPN

But if you just can’t get enough of the nonconference showdowns, there are two more next month that are perfectly acceptable to start popping the popcorn for.

Jan. 13: UConn at Baylor, ESPN2

Jan. 20: Notre Dame at Tennessee, ESPN2