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American Athletic Conference Semifinal: South Florida uses second half run to defeat Temple 64-46

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – South Florida seniors Courtney WIlliams, Alisia Jenkins and Shaleth Stringfield will get one more chance at top-ranked UConn. The Bulls used a 35-20 second half to blow open a close game and defeat Temple 64-46 to advance…

American Athletic Conference quarterfinals evening session: South Florida and Temple dominate in advancing to semifinals

American Athletic Conference quarterfinals evening session: South Florida and Temple dominate in advancing to semifinals

Courtney Williams sets record for most points in an @American_Conf tourney game. She has 29 pic.twitter.com/j5bimvpnLC — American WBB (@American_WBB) March 6, 2016 UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Quarterfinal play in the American Athletic Conference tournament concluded this evening with two dominating…

UConn tops American Athletic Conference preseason poll

On the heels of its 10th NCAA Championship, Connecticut is the favorite in the race for the 2015-16 American Athletic Conference title. UConn senior forward Breanna Stewart, the two-time Naismith Trophy and Wooden Award winner, was chosen unanimously as the…

Dishin & Swishin 4/09/15 Podcast: UConn three-peats, what separates the Huskies from the rest of the pack

Dishin & Swishin 4/09/15 Podcast: UConn three-peats, what separates the Huskies from the rest of the pack

  [display_podcast] As I am sure you know, on Tuesday night the Connecticut Huskies three-peated the national championship, giving head coach Geno Auriemma his tenth title since 1995. So what does UConn do that makes them separate themselves from the…

American Athletic Conference quarterfinals afternoon session: East Carolina, Connecticut advance

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Quarterfinal play in the American Conference 2015 tournament got underway with two games this afternoon, with two more in the evening sessions. In the day games, fifth-seeded East Carolina upset fourth-seeded Temple 77-71 and top-seeded Connecticut blew by…

Proud to be the American: Danielle Donehew on the first year of the new conference and this weekend’s inaugural tournament

Proud to be the American: Danielle Donehew on the first year of the new conference and this weekend’s inaugural tournament

Earlier this year, I discussed covering Connecticut’s women’s basketball team, the American Athletic Conference and how league play seemed different this year. The blowouts continue to have same margins, but the lack of old familiarities and history took away from…

Proud to be an American, but is No. 1 Connecticut happy to be in the American?

Proud to be an American, but is No. 1 Connecticut happy to be in the American?

Prior to their American Athletic Conference game against the Houston Cougars, the University of Connecticut faithful saw five of the nine players on scholarship for the Huskies receive honors from USA Basketball for gold medal performances during the summer of…

2013 NCAA championship game celebrates the greatness of the Big East

You’ll excuse fans of the Big East conference if they are feeling nostalgic this week, flashing back to 2009. Louisville “crashed the party” to earn a spot in the women’s national championship game. No, not this year’s Cardinals, the 2009…

Huskies, Irish dominate preseason Big East polls and awards

The Big East conference kicked off the first of several years of transition with their preseason polls and awards announcements. Gone is West Virginia this season, to be followed by Pitt, Syracuse and eventually Notre Dame. Big East coaches chose…

Dishin & Swishin on Selection Monday: Expectations and surprises

Dishin & Swishin on Selection Monday: Expectations and surprises

I always find it amusing that in a mere matter of days, emotions run from the euphoria of conference tournament championships to the happiness, disappointment and confusion of NCAA tournament selection Monday, to the excitement of getting ready for that…