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UConn stands on verge of perfection

 Perfection awaits. UConn stands on the doorstep of the third undefeated season in school history and just the fifth ever in women’s basketball. All that stands in the Huskies’ way is Big East rival Louisville – a team they routed twice this season. Game time is 5:30 p.m. on ESPN.

 Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma insists he’s worried, even though the Huskies beat the Cardinals by 28 points in the regular season and 39 in the Big East title game.

 “It’s way too much familiarity for both teams,” he said.

 UConn (38-0) is led by Renee Montgomery (right). The Cardinals have to find a way to slow her down, and also need a consistent third scoring option to complement All-Americans Angel McCoughtry and Candyce Bingham.

 Louisville (34-4), which is looking to become the fourth team to knock off three No. 1 seeds on its way to a title, will have to have a new game plan against Connecticut. Second-year coach Jeff Walz was hard-pressed to find a weakness with the Huskies last time out.

 “I think I saw their manager drop a bottle of water,” he said laughing.

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