TOP EARLY GAMES
1. Connecticut vs. South Carolina
Most expect these two teams to meet Nov. 22, in the final of the Battle 4 Atlantis, a tournament in the Bahamas also featuring the Gophers. It could be the first of three meetings for the Huskies and Gamecocks; they play Jan. 27 and, perhaps, in the NCAA final.
When: Nov. 22 and/or Jan. 27
2. Stanford at South Carolina
The defending champion against the preseason No. 1, on national television. An early Christmas present.
When: Dec. 21
3. Baylor at Maryland
The perennial Big Ten power plays host to a Baylor team led by NaLyssa Smith. This will be an athletic display.
When: Nov. 21
4. Iowa at Iowa State
Both teams could be ranked in the top 10 by the time they meet in Ames.
When: Dec. 8