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Rich Elliott

“An Evening With Champions” Set For Oct. 14

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The UConn Alumni Association will host “An Evening With Champions,” featuring women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma and men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie at the Oakdale Theater in Wallingford Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. The event will be hosted by former UConn star/current ESPN analyst Rebecca Lobo. Auriemma and Ollie will provide a behind-the-scenes look at […] [Read More]
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Auriemma, Charles, Moore, Taurasi Talk Serbia Win

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Here are some postgame comments from Team USA/UConn coach Geno Auriemma, Tina Charles, Maya Moore and Diana Taurasi following today’s 94-74 win over Serbia at the FIBA World Championship in Istanbul, Turkey (courtesy of USA Basketball) … Auriemma On tonight’s game being so close through three quarters: A: “I think sometimes on the outside, people […] [Read More]
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Taurasi Has Big Finish To Lead U.S. Past Serbia

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Diana Taurasi scored 13 of her 20 points and made three 3-pointers in the fourth quarter today to lead Team USA to a 94-74 win over Serbia in the preliminary round of the FIBA World Championship in Istanbul, Turkey. She was 6-of-10 from the field (5-of-7 3-pointers) and also added three rebounds and three assists. […] [Read More]
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Moore Leads U.S. Past China At World Championship

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Maya Moore had 15 points and eight rebounds and Tina Charles grabbed 15 rebounds today to lead Team USA to an 87-56 win in its opening game of the FIBA World Championship in Istanbul, Turkey. The U.S. set team World Championship records with 63 rebounds and 89 field goal attempts. The U.S. outscored China 21-8 […] [Read More]
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Final Day Of Prep Work For Team USA

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USA Basketball Director of Communications Caroline Williams provided an update today from Turkey on the final day of preparation prior to opening play in the World Championship Saturday against China (2:30 p.m.; NBATV, ESPN3/WatchESPN). “The USA team today warmed up prior to stretching with a little bit of friendly five-on-five soccer (using a soft, Nerf-style […] [Read More]
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Catching Up With The World Championship Team

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USA Basketball Director of Communications Caroline Williams provided an update today of the World Championship Team’s arrival in Turkey. “The 11 members of the team who were in Prague arrived in Istanbul (Wednesday) afternoon. Brittney Griner landed about 45 minutes later from the USA and everyone practiced today for the first time as a 12-member […] [Read More]
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Toner Died Today at 91; Auriemma Shares His Thoughts

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Former UConn Athletic Director John L. Toner died this morning at the age of 91 in Savannah, Ga. Here is look at his accomplishments during his time in Storrs … Toner became the head football coach at UConn in 1966, a position he held for five seasons. The Huskies won two Yankee Conference championships (1967, […] [Read More]
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Stewart Named To World Championship Team

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UConn junior All-American Breanna Stewart has been named to the 12-member U.S. World Championship Team, USA Basketball announced today. She is one of five players with UConn ties on the roster, which also features Olympic gold medalists Sue Bird, Tina Charles, Maya Moore and Diana Taurasi. Team USA will travel from the Czech Republic to […] [Read More]
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Charles Leads Team USA Past Czech Republic

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Former UConn star Tina Charles had game-highs of 16 points and four steals and also had seven rebounds today to lead Team USA to a 76-41 victory over the Czech Republic in an exhibition game in Prague. Nnemkadi Ogwumike added 12 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. The U.S. outscored the Czech Republic 43-18 in […] [Read More]
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Stewart Survives Another Cut With World Championship Team

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UConn junior Breanna Stewart is among 13 finalists remaining for the U.S. World Championship Team, USA Basketball announced today. Skylar Diggins, former UConn All-American Stefanie Dolson and Kayla McBride were eliminated from contention. Stewart is joined on the list, which will be cut to 12 by Sept. 26, by Seimone Augustus, Sue Bird, Tina Charles, […] [Read More]
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