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Rich Elliott

Final: No. 2 UConn 98, No. 25 DePaul 64

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Breanna Stewart had 25 points, eight rebounds and four assists Friday to lead the second-ranked Huskies to a 98-64 victory over No. 25 DePaul before 9,056 at Webster Bank Arena. Stewart was 10-for-17 from the field (3-for-5 3-pointers) in 30 minutes. It was the first game for the Huskies (7-1) since a victory at Notre […] [Read More]
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UConn anxious to play after long break for exams

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The situation is not ideal for the second-ranked UConn women’s basketball team. Coach Geno Auriemma, for one, wished the schedule was different. Breaks during the final exam period are not out of the ordinary. This season, though, it has been nearly two weeks. UConn will the return to the court tonight against No. 25 DePaul […] [Read More]
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Samuelson has record day at Tournament of Champions

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UConn-bound senior Katie Lou Samuelson tied the Mater Dei High single-game record with 41 points and set a team record with 10 3-pointers in today’s 67-34 win over Skyline (Texas) in opening-round play in the Joe Smith Division at the Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix. UConn senior All-American Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (2008-09) and UCLA junior […] [Read More]
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Auriemma, Krzyzewski share National Coach of the Year honors

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UConn’s Geno Auriemma and Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski were named 2014 USA Basketball Co-National Coaches of the Year today. They both led their respective World Championship teams to the gold medal and a qualifying berth in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. Auriemma was honored for the third time (2010, 2012). This is the sixth […] [Read More]
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Butler traveled to ND on her own; fitting in nicely at UConn

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For all of the immense success that UConn enjoys on an annual basis, it is not a program that is an ideal fit for everyone. The departure of freshman Sadie Edwards last week provided further proof. But then there are players like sophomore transfer Natalie Butler. She was not recruited by UConn. She likely would […] [Read More]
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Mosqueda-Lewis Could See Edwards Was Not Happy

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Senior Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis could see a change in freshman Sadie Edwards over the past several weeks. The happiness that she once had had dissipated. It was obvious that Edwards, a 5-foot-10 guard and Meriden resident, was bothered by her lack of playing time over the first seven games for the Huskies. And shortly after the […] [Read More]
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U.S. World Championship Team named Co-Team of Year

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Led by UConn coach Geno Auriemma, the U.S. Women’s World Championship Team has been named a co-recipient of the 2014 USA Basketball Team of the Year award. It shares the honor with the U.S. Men’s World Championship Team. The USA Basketball Board of Directors selects its annual award winners. “USA Basketball is proud to recognize […] [Read More]
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UConn moves to No. 2 in AP poll; Collier wants in

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UConn received seven first-place votes and moved up one spot to No. 2 in this week’s Associated Press national poll. South Carolina remained No. 1, receiving 23 first-place votes. Texas, who received four first-place votes, and Texas A&M each moved up one spot to No. 3 and No. 4, respectively. Notre Dame dropped two spots […] [Read More]
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Tuck named AAC Player of the Week

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Fresh off of her sterling performance at Notre Dame, Morgan Tuck was named The American Player of the Week today for the first time. Tuck had a career-high 25 points (12-for-19 FG), nine rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in a career-high 35 minutes in Saturday’s 76-58 win over the Irish. Rich [Read More]
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UConn heads into break in a good spot

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The players that wear the UConn uniform are ultra competitors. They chase perfection each time they step on the court. And when the final outcome is not in their favor it is often painful to absorb. The Huskies are repulsed by losing. Yet, there are times, while they will not immediately admit it, that a […] [Read More]
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