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Rich Elliott

Huskies Set To Play Two Big East Foes In Eight Days

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The schedule is not ideal for the Huskies with Big East games at South Florida Thursday and at home against Marquette Dec. 9. They haven’t played two conference games in December since the 1998-99 season. No other Big East team will play more than one conference opponent in December. And Syracuse won’t play one at […] [Read More]
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Big East Tournament Tickets On Sale Wednesday

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Full-session packages for the 16-team Big East women’s basketball tournament will go on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets. The event will be at held at the XL Center in Hartford March 4-8. Packages are $99, discounted by nearly half of the face value. They may be ordered by phone at 1-800-745-3000, […] [Read More]
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Auriemma’s Two Cents On TCU Joining The Big East

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Below is a brief Q & A done by sports information director Pat McKenna with Huskies’ coach Geno Auriemma regarding today’s announcement that TCU will join the Big East in all sports July 1, 2012. Q: What was your initial reaction when you heard TCU would be joining the Big East? A: “I had heard […] [Read More]
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Looking Back At UConn’s Win Over LSU …

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A look back at Sunday’s UConn-LSU game: No. 1 UConn 81, LSU 51 TURNING POINT – Leading 46-36 at halftime, the Huskies opened the second half with a 12-2 run to open a 20-point lead with 15:43 left in the game. Tiffany Hayes opened the half with a 3-pointer. She later scored in transition and […] [Read More]
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Dolson Responds To Benching, Produces Against LSU

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Geno Auriemma has been called a lot of things during his Hall of Fame tenure at UConn. Many of them are not fit for print, but “master motivator’’ certainly is. He did it again this weekend during the World Vision Challenge at Gampel Pavilion. Auriemma publicly called out 6-foot-5 freshman center Stefanie Dolson Saturday night […] [Read More]
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Hayes Gets One To Fall; Walker Gets A Start

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Initially, it appeared that Tiffany Hayes’ shooting woes would continue. She was mired in a 15-for-38 shooting slump in the previous three games. This included a 1-for-14 effort from 3-point range. Hayes missed her first three shots – two 3-pointers – in the first half Saturday against Lehigh. But she finally made a 3-pointer with […] [Read More]
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Auriemma Takes Postgame Jabs At Dolson, Summitt

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Geno Auriemma was in a feisty mood following tonight’s 81-38 win over Lehigh at the World Vision Challenge. He took shots at freshman center Stefanie Dolson and Tennessee coach Pat Summit during his postgame session with the media. Dolson was replaced in the starting lineup by fellow freshman Samarie Walker after having only two rebounds […] [Read More]
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More Streak Talk From Geno, Maya; Ralph Goes Back In Time

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As Win No. 88 gets closer and closer for the Huskies, the more and more it becomes evident that Geno Auriemma is uncomfortable talking about this winning streak. UConn’s current 82-game winning streak is now the longest streak in the history of NCAA women’s basketball, one better than the 81-game run by Division III Washington […] [Read More]
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Dolson, Buck Emerge For Huskies

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Aside from All-American Maya Moore, who contends that she is a post player, and freshman forward Samarie Walker, the Huskies have been waiting for either 6-foot-5 freshman center Stefanie Dolson and/or 6-3 sophomore center Heather Buck to join them as a valuable presence inside. Dolson entered tonight’s game against Howard averaging 4.0 points and 4.7 […] [Read More]
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Moore Closing In On Scoring Record

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Senior All-American Maya Moore will set her share of team records before her career comes to an end at some point in the NCAA tournament this season. But it seems like it will be only a matter of a few games before she will pass Tina Charles to become the Huskies’ career leader in scoring. […] [Read More]
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