Auriemma Talks U.S. Pool Placement

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Here are the comments from U.S. Olympic Team/UConn coach Geno Auriemma on the U.S. being placed in Pool A with Angola, China and three teams still to be determined for the preliminary round of the London Games this summer (courtesy of USA Basketball) … “It’s interesting,’’ Auriemma said. “People might say we’ve got an easier […] [Read More]
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U.S. To Compete In Pool `A’ In London

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The U.S Women’s Olympic Basketball team has been placed in Group A with Angola, China and the teams that finish first, second, and fourth in the upcoming FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) for Women in Ankara, Turkey, it as announced today. Group B will consist of Australia, Brazil, Great Britain, Russia, OQT 3 and OQT […] [Read More]
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Reimer Commits To Notre Dame (ESPN HoopGurlz)

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UConn Class of 2013 target Taya Reimer has orally committed to Notre Dame, ESPN HoopGurlz has reported. Here is the complete report from ESPN HoopGurlz … Taya Reimer of Indianapolis, Ind., told ESPN HoopGurlz she verbally committed to Notre Dame on Friday afternoon. The 6-foot-2 junior forward also considered Connecticut, Duke, Georgia, Oklahoma, Stanford, Texas […] [Read More]
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Tartamella Named New Coach At St. John’s

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Joe Tartamella has been named the new head coach at St. John’s, the university has announced. He was formally introduced as the eighth coach in the 38-year history of the program during a press conference this morning. Tartamella succeeds Kim Barnes Arico, who left the program after 10 seasons to become the new coach at […] [Read More]
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Stewart, Tuck, Jefferson Named To First-Team

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UConn commits Breanna Stewart, Morgan Tuck and Moriah Jefferson were named to the 2012 All-USA girls’ high school basketball first team, USA Today and HighSchoolSports.net have announced. Stewart was named the National Player of the Year. Duke commit Alexis Jones and Tennessee commit Bashaara Graves joined Stewart, Tuck and Jefferson and Tuck on the first […] [Read More]
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Huskies To Face IUP In Exhibition Opener

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The Huskies will open their exhibition schedule by hosting Division II Indiana University (Pa.) Nov. 2, it was announced on the Crimson Hawks website. UConn previously defeated IUP 100-41 in an exhibition game at the XL Center Nov. 10, 2010. The Crimson Hawks will return four starters from a team that finished 23-7 and advanced […] [Read More]
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Auriemma, Jones Talk Olympics

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Here is a Q & A with both Geno Auriemma, the U.S. Olympic Team/UConn head coach, and former UConn star Asjha Jones regarding the selection of Jones to the team’s 12-member roster (Courtesy of USA Basketball). Geno Auriemma Q: What do you think about adding Asjha Jones add to the team and what does she […] [Read More]
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Jones Named To U.S. Olympic Team

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Former UConn standout Asjha Jones was named to the 2012 U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team, it was announced today by USA Basketball. She represents the 12th and final member of the team that will be seeking to win the country’s fifth-consecutive Olympic gold medal in London this summer. Jones was selected by the USA Basketball […] [Read More]
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Barnes Arico Hired At Michigan

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St. John’s coach Kim Barnes Arico has accepted the same position at Michigan, it was announced today. Red Storm associate head coach Joe Tartamella will serve as interim head coach as a national search for Barnes Arico’s successor gets underway. Barnes Arico, a two-time Big East Coach of the Year who told the team during […] [Read More]
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Griner Withdraws From Olympic Consideration

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Baylor junior center and this season’s consensus National Player of the Year Brittney Griner had been the favorite to earn the 12th and final spot on the U.S. National Team that will compete in the Olympic Games in London this summer. She announced today, however, that she has withdrawn her name from consideration for the team.  “Because […] [Read More]
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