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Rich Elliott

Huskies To Open Season On Road For First Time In 15 Years

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It is not often that the Huskies open the season away from home. In fact, it has been more than a decade since it last happened. But Friday’s game at UC Davis (10 p.m.; ESPN3) will mark the ninth time in 30 seasons under Coach Geno Auriemma that UConn will open a season somewhere other […] [Read More]
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Boykin, Collier And Samuelson Made It Official Today

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  UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma has maintained that as long as he continues to bring in high quality players he will continue to coach. Judging by the three players the top-ranked Huskies landed in their Class of 2015 recruiting class, it is safe to say that Auriemma will coach for at least another […] [Read More]
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Now A Senior, Stokes Ready For Starting Role

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Kiah Stokes was considered the top high school player in Iowa. She was a two-time All-American and the 2010 state Gatorade Player of the Year. Stokes was so gifted at that level that she could afford to take a possession off if she wanted. It really had no impact on her game at Linn-Mar High. […] [Read More]
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Stokes Seeing Double In Exhibition Play

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A lot is expected of Kiah Stokes this season. The loss of All-American center Stefanie Dolson has thrust her into starting role for the Huskies. It has only been two exhibition games against two Division II teams. But despite the ridiculous advantage in talent, players still need to go out and make plays. And Stokes […] [Read More]
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Tuck In A Good Place With Season Opener Looming

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It does not take All-American Breanna Stewart very long to recognize that Morgan Tuck is back. It is easy for close friends to notice such things. Stewart has noticed how confident Tuck is when she walks. There is no sulking. She is not at all favoring her surgically repaired right knee, the one that forced […] [Read More]
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Williams Limited By An `Equipment Malfunction’

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Another item in the category of “You can’t make this stuff up’’ occurred today during UConn’s 117-44 win over Post at the XL Center. Freshman Gabby Williams did not enter the game until there was 9:14 remaining in the second half. Was she injured? No. Had she been practicing poorly? No. Huskies’ coach Geno Auriemma […] [Read More]
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Final: UConn 117, Post 44

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Breanna Stewart had 27 points, six rebounds, and five assists to lead No. 1 UConn to a 117-44 victory over Division II Post Sunday before 7,216 at the XL Center. The Huskies will begin their quest for a third straight national championship Friday at UC-Davis. Morgan Tuck added 22 points (9-of-11 FG), 15 rebounds and […] [Read More]
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Playing UConn A Good Thing For Schuler, Post

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Post coach Steve Schuler is a Connecticut guy. He was a star at Foran High. He later was named the Connecticut Post Coach of the Year at Lauralton Hall in 2008, five years before being inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. Schuler knows all about UConn and the immense success that the […] [Read More]
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Ekmark Has The Right Attitude

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Many times clearing hurdles mentally and physically is about having the right attitude and the proper manner when a player attacks a particular challenging situation. Freshman Courtney Ekmark knew it would be difficult playing at UConn. But her mindset right now could not be any better. “It’s easy to get frustrated when things aren’t going […] [Read More]
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Edwards Not Backing Away From A Challenge

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No one ever said that it was easy making the jump from high school to the elite level of Division I college basketball. No matter how well a player performed in the past, no matter what type of accolades they earned, the adjustment period is daunting. Freshman guard Sadie Edwards, a McDonald’s All-American last season […] [Read More]
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