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Dishin & Swishin December 1, 2011 Podcast: Novosel, Hayes & Doty – How far can they take their teams?

This week's podcast features Notre Dame's Natalie Novosel and UConn's Tiffany Hayes and Caroline Doty.

It wasn’t a “Vison” or a “Classic” as UConn rolls through field over Thanksgiving weekend

“When we’re good we are pretty good and we’re not we are something less than good. I don’t know what that is. Sometimes when you’re not good you’re awful or you’re just bad or sloppy. When we’re good we’re really…

No. 15 Purdue defeats Tulane 61-48 in Cancun Challenge

From Purdue Athletics CANCUN, Mexico – With the weather 82 degrees and mostly sunny outside, the No. 15/17 Purdue Boilermakers (5-0) defeated Tulane 61-48 on Thursday in the Galactic Ballroom of the Moon Palace Resort in Cancun, Mexico. Brittany Rayburn…

Mosqueda-Lewis, Hartley lead Huskies past Stanford in early matchup of rivals

If only… If only both teams could make as many layups as they missed. If only all the freshmen involved, not just UConn’s Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, played like they had big game experience. If only Nneka Ogwumike had avoided foul trouble.…

Postgame Quotes: No. 2 UConn 68, No. 3 Stanford 58

Postgame Quotes November 21, 2011 No. 2 UConn 68, No. 3 Stanford 58 Connecticut Head Coach Geno Auriemma Were you satisfied with the way you played team defense tonight? “I think at this time of the year, what you saw…

Play Analysis by the numbers: UConn defeats Stanford

Play Analysis Stanford vs Connecticut (11-21-11) POINTS OFF TURNOVERS 1 2 - Tot Stanford................ 3 2 - 5 Connecticut............. 7 9 - 16 POINTS IN PAINT 1 2 - Tot Stanford................ 12 14 - 26 Connecticut............. 12 18 - 30…

Dishin & Swishin November 17, 2011 Podcast: A roundtable discussion on the NCAA women’s basketball season

Dishin & Swishin November 17, 2011 Podcast: A roundtable discussion on the NCAA women’s basketball season

If it is time for a new basketball season, it is time to break out a Dishin & Swishin Roundtable! Always one of the most popular podcasts, it is gathering of some of the best minds that are involved in…

Battle in the Metroplex as SMU hosts TCU in DFW rivalry

TCU at SMU, November 17, 2011, 7 p.m. CT Radio: KAAM 770 AM Scott Garner (Play-by-Play) Dallas, Texas (Moody Coliseum) Live Video/Stats: http://smumustangs.cstv.com/allaccess Live Audio/Stats: http://gofrogs.cstv.com/allaccess TCU Horned Frogs (1-1, 0-0 Mountain West) Head Coach: Jeff Mittie Career Record: 412-186…

Huskies dominate Holy Cross in Doty’s return, Mosqueda-Lewis’ debut

Huskies dominate Holy Cross in Doty’s return, Mosqueda-Lewis’ debut

Bill Gibbons and Holy Cross have played Geno Auriemma and the University of Connecticut in an ongoing series every year since 1986. On December 4, 1986, the first meeting in the series, Holy Cross defeated UConn by a score of…

UConn concludes preseason with dismantling of Pace Setters

UConn concludes preseason with dismantling of Pace Setters

The women's basketball season is beginning and teams are working the bugs out of their systems with their final pre-season games. Such was the case last night when the Connecticut Huskies took on Pace University at the XL Center in…

Geno Auriemma on UConn LOI signees Breanna Stewart, Moriah Jefferson & Morgan Tuck

Geno Auriemma on UConn LOI signees Breanna Stewart, Moriah Jefferson & Morgan Tuck

USA Basketball: Head coach Geno Auriemma’s view of the team during their European tour

While the WNBA season was heading toward its completion with the playoffs, available and healthy members of the USA Basketball Senior National Team were in Europe, participating in a training camp and tour, playing different local teams, bonding and getting…

Summary of NCAA penalties imposed on the University of Cincinnati women’s basketball program

As a result of major and secondary violations committed by coaches in its women’s basketball program, the University of Cincinnati received several sanctions from the NCAA. The third-year head coach of the team is Jamelle Elliot,  a former assistant and…

Commentary: Really, it’s okay to go to Maya’s Connecticut return

Recently there was a column by a Connecticut writer that called out women’s basketball fans in the Nutmeg State for the fact that tonight’s Connecticut Sun vs. Minnesota Lynx game is a sellout (or will be by game time), while…

Maya Moore wins her second Wooden Award

Connecticut’s Maya Moore won her second John R. Wooden Award Friday night in Los Angeles. The winner of the honor for the best women’s college player of the year was decided by the media who selected and ranked five players.…

Notre Dame delivers a stunning Final Four blow to UConn

Skylar Diggins led Notre Dame with 28 points. Box score Notes Around the Web INDIANAPOLIS – In a night of upsets during the NCAA Division I Final Four, Notre Dame delivered the evening’s finale in a stunning defeat of No.…

Video: Notre Dame Associate Coach Carol Owens on reaching the NCAA tournament final

INDIANAPOLIS – Notre Dame Associate Coach Carol Owens talks about being a team that was underestimated in the tournament, facing Texas Tech and how she ruptured her Achilles tendon shortly after the team arrived in Indianapolis. Notre Dame beat Connecticut…

Let the games begin! 2011 NCAA DI Final Four

vs. vs. Semifinal 1 – Texas A&M (31-5) vs. Stanford  (33-2) April 3, 2011 Indianapolis, IN. Time: 7:00 p.m. ET, ESPN / ESPN3.com Semifinal 2 – Notre Dame (30-7) vs. Connecticut (36-1) Time: 9:30 p.m ET, ESPN / ESPN3.com National…

Slideshow: NCAA Tournament First Round: West Virginia vs. Houston, March 20, 2011

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Sam Mahnesmith’s perfect night leads SMU over Marshall, 62-46

DALLAS — It was a cold night in Dallas with temperatures in the teens when the Marshall Thundering Herd visited Southern Methodist Thursday night for a Conference USA matchup. SMU defeated Marshall 62-46 in a game that started off slow…

Confidence and poise give SMU the edge in victory over Tulane

SMU celebrates their victory over Tulane. DALLAS – Down-to-wire games seem to be par for the course for Southern Methodist University (11-10, 4-4) in conference play this season. “These close games are going to give me a heart attack,” joked…

Former UConn forward Samarie Walker to play at Kentucky

After days of speculation about whether or not former UConn forward Samarie Walker would play for Kentucky after transferring to the school recently, the head coach of the Wildcats announced that she would begin playing for his team following the…

Conference USA nail-biter: Southern Methodist survives furious UTEP rally

SMU’s Alisha Filmore and Akil Simpson DALLAS – Southern Methodist University survived a nail-biter of a game Sunday afternoon against a determined University of Texas at El Paso squad. The Mustangs eked out an 81-79 win on free throws from…

UConn freshman forward Samarie Walker leaves team

On Thursday the Connecticut Athletic Department released the following statement: Freshman forward Samarie Walker has informed head women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma of her intention to transfer from the University of Connecticut. “The coaching staff has known for quite some…