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UConn-Stanford is next great rivalry

SAN ANTONIO -- Though Stanford and Connecticut have only met in the NCAA tournament on four previous occasions, the matchup -- which resumes in Tuesday's NCAA title game (ESPN, 8:30 p.m. ET) -- might be the game's next great rivalry.

Both teams are appearing in their third consecutive Final Four. And while the Huskies are riding an NCAA Division I women's record 77-game winning streak, including a victory over the Cardinal in last year's Final Four, Stanford has the distinction of being the last team to beat UConn, in the 2008 national semifinals.

But … if you don't count their head-to-head matchups over the past three seasons (one won by Stanford, two by UConn), the Huskies have won 90 consecutive games, and Stanford has won 56 straight. A look at their impressive numbers, provided by ESPN's Greg Dohmann:

STANFORD VS. UCONN, NOT COUNTING HEAD-TO-HEAD GAMES