Auriemma Gets Slapped With A Second-Half Technical

UConn coach Geno Auriemma was hit with his second technical foul of the season with 13:22 remaining in today’s 61-35 win over No. 1 Stanford. He did not seem happy with a no-call on the Huskies’ previous possession when Kelly Faris was apparently fouled on a driving layup. But there was actually much more to his angst, which led to the technical.

“Although I did think Kelly got fouled, I was more upset that every time Stewie (Breanna Stewart) or Stefanie (Dolson) tried to cut from the high post they were getting whacked,’’ Auriemma said. “Anybody who was watching it could see it. So once again a little bit of overreaction by me. I’ve got to figure out a different way to express my displeasure with the officials. I guess I’ve got to find a different vocabulary to use. But I deserved it. They already gave me a warning early because I had questioned something. So it was deserved.’’

Auriemma was issued his first technical this season with 19:27 left in a win over Penn State Dec. 6. He kicked the videoboard on the scorer’s table at Gampel Pavilion in that instance. He admittedly did not get his money’s worth Saturday.

“I don’t think it was one of my better ones,’’ Auriemma said. “I’m too old for that stuff. When I was younger I would get my money’s worth. Now after the first initial 15 seconds you just go, `(Shoot), what the hell am I doing? That was stupid.’ So it’s not even as much fun as it used to be.’’

Rich