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Rich Elliott

UConn No. 1 In USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll

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UConn is the unanimous selection as the nation’s No. 1 team in the USA TODAY Sports preseason Top 25 coaches poll, receiving all 32 first-place votes. Here is the entire poll … 1. UConn (32) 800 2. South Carolina 739 3. Notre Dame 736 4. Tennessee 683 5. Texas A&M 630 6. Stanford 608 7. […] [Read More]
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Williams Getting An Inside Look With Huskies

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Gabby Williams was a 5-foot-11 point guard during her standout career at Reed High in Nevada. She said the only time she ventured into the low post was when she was being defending by a smaller guard, one she could easily post up. It did not take long for things to change. With a surplus […] [Read More]
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Chong Produces In Starting Role

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Sophomore Saniya Chong parlayed her exceptional play in practice into a starting role Sunday for the top-ranked Huskies. And she did not disappoint. Chong totaled 11 points (3-of-6 FG; 5-of-5 FT), two assists and three steals in 22 minutes. She committed only one turnover. “I think that I felt pretty happy that I was actually […] [Read More]
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Nurse Solid In Debut With Huskies

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The experience freshman guard Kia Nurse gained during her tour with Team Canada during the off-season proved to be invaluable. Nurse came to UConn confident after playing against the best players in the world, knowing that her transition to Division I college basketball would be much smoother than had she not. And in her first […] [Read More]
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Final: UConn 115, West Chester 26

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Moriah Jefferson had 19 points, three rebounds, three assists and five steals to lead No. 1 UConn to a 115-26 victory over Division II West Chester Sunday before 6,029 at Gampel Pavilion. The Huskies will conclude their exhibition schedule Nov. 9 against Post at the XL Center. The season opener is Nov. 14 at UC-Davis. […] [Read More]
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Tuck To Again See Game Action Today Vs. West Chester

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It has been nearly 10 months since Morgan Tuck, a versatile 6-foot-2 forward, appeared in a game for the Huskies. She finally gets another chance today when UConn hosts West Chester in its exhibition opener at Gampel Pavilion (1 p.m.; WTIC-AM 1080). Tuck played in only eight games last season, averaging 7.5 points and 2.4 […] [Read More]
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New And Improved Chong Ready To Produce For Huskies

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Saniya Chong walked into the UConn women’s basketball program last year as confident as could be. And why not? Her resume was impeccable. Chong was named the 2012-13 Parade All-American Team’s Girls Basketball Player of the Year and a WBCA All-American after averaging 34.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 9.1 assists, 4.8 steals and 2.0 blocks to […] [Read More]
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Veterans Pleased With Practice To This Point

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The return of seniors Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Kiah Stokes, juniors Moriah Jefferson and Breanna Stewart and sophomores Saniya Chong and Morgan Tuck provide the Huskies with plenty of experience as they chase a third straight national championship. However, unlike last season when Chong was the lone freshman, the addition of freshmen Sadie Edwards, Courtney Ekmark, […] [Read More]
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Auriemma’s Alma Mater Coming To Gampel Sunday

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Geno Auriemma was a far different individual back in the mid to late 1970s and early 1980s. He was just beginning his journey to the Hall of Fame. He was also trying to earn a bachelor’s degree at West Chester State University. Auriemma began his coaching career as an assistant girl’s coach at Bishop McDevitt […] [Read More]
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According to Auriemma, Chong Has Been The Best

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The Huskies have been practicing for just more than two weeks. But Coach Geno Auriemma made it crystal clear today just who it is that has truly made an impression. The answer … sophomore guard Saniya Chong. “Saniya’s been unbelievable,’’ Auriemma said. “Moriah Jefferson’s been good, don’t get me wrong. But I would say of […] [Read More]
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