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Rich Elliott

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Nurse Felt Right At Home In Bridgeport

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  Freshman guard Kia Nurse will not play her first game in a UConn uniform until November. However, the 7,484 fans at Webster Bank Arena Monday night made her feel like she has already been a member of the program for a number of years. Nurse was greeted by a rousing ovation prior to the […] [Read More]
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Moore Has Taken Stewart Under Her Wing

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The role Breanna Stewart has with the U.S. Women’s National Team is dramatically different than her role at UConn. She is not being asked to be the focal point of the offense. Players such as Seimone Augustus, Tina Charles, Angel McCoughtry, Maya Moore and Diana Taurasi will take care of that. Nor does she have […] [Read More]
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Collier Draws High Praise From Staley

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UConn commit Napheesa Collier was terrific in leading the U.S. to the gold medal at the FIBA Americas U-18 Championship for Women last month in Colorado Springs, Colo. Collier averaged 14.0 points, 3.4 assists, 1.6 steals and team-highs of 8.6 rebounds and 22.2 minutes in five games (four starts) in the tournament. She ranked first […] [Read More]
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Hartley Cut From Team USA; Stewart Remains

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Former UConn All-American Bria Hartley, Briann January, Chiney Ogwumike and Danielle Robinson were cut from the U.S. National Team tonight, leaving 13 players on the roster heading into Monday’s exhibition game against Canada at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport (7 p.m.; ESPN2). UConn junior All-American Breanna Stewart remains in contention for one of 12 spots […] [Read More]
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Nurse Thankful For Opportunity To Compete With Team Canada

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This summer was anything but ordinary for 18-year-old UConn freshman Kia Nurse. While her friends were out partying and being normal every-day teenagers, she was competing for one of 12 spots on a team that will represent Canada at the FIBA World Championship for Women in Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey Sept. 27 to Oct. 5. […] [Read More]
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With Cuts Looming, Stewart Looks To Be In Good Shape

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Cuts are coming for the USA Women’s National Team. There were 17 players on hand today during a scrimmage against Canada at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport. Team USA Coach Geno Auriemma following a 75-52 win said the Selection Committee would like to see the roster at 12 before Monday’s exhibition game against Canada at […] [Read More]
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Nurse Earns Roster Spot On Team Canada

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UConn freshman point guard Kia Nurse has made the 12-member team that will represent Canada at the FIBA World Championship for Women in Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey Sept. 27 to Oct. 5, Canada Basketball announced today. Team Canada will face Team USA in an exhibition game Monday night at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport (7; […] [Read More]
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Stewart Reaches Double Figures in Team USA Red-White Game

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UConn All-American Breanna Stewart had 10 points, five rebounds and three assists for the White Team Thursday in the USA Basketball Women’s National Team’s Red-White intrasquad scrimmage Thursday before 2,598 at the Bob Carpenter Center on the University of Delaware’s campus. Led by 15 points and had 11 assists from Lindsay Whalen, the Red earned […] [Read More]
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U.S. Women’s National Team Wrapped Up Camp in Annapolis

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  Here is the report from USA Basketball on Day 3 of training camp … “After two days of training and drills, the 2014 USA Basketball Women’s National Team members were split into two groups – the teams they’ll be playing on tomorrow night during the USA Basketball Showcase – and spent most of their […] [Read More]
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Auriemma, Bird, Dolson and Hartley Talk About Day 2 Of Camp

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On Day 2 of training camp at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., the U.S. Women’s National Team competitors were visited by Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. They also observed 4,000 midshipmen get into noon formation and march into the chow hall […] [Read More]
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