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Third time a charm? Louisville tries to take down UConn in their third meeting of the season

The first time Connecticut and Louisville met this season the final score was 81-64. The second time they met, the Huskies beat the Cardinals again, and the final score was 68-48. So what will it take for Louisville to defeat…

UConn uses 25-4 start vs. Rutgers to cruise in American Athletic Conference semifinal, 83-57

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Before Rutgers knew what hit them, No. 1 Connecticut opened their semifinal in the American Athletic Conference women’s basketball championship with a 13-0 and 25-4 run, cruising to a 83-57 victory. Five Huskies scored in double figures,…

UConn rolls over Cincinnati, 72-42, in American Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinal

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma has always said he does not like facing his former players, especially Cincinnati head coach Jamelle Elliot. Cincinnati’s win over Central Florida in Friday’s first round game of the American Athletic Conference women’s…

Reflecting on the careers of UConn’s Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley, business as usual on senior day for the Huskies

Reflecting on the careers of UConn’s Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley, business as usual on senior day for the Huskies

Listen: Geno Auriemma on Bria Hartley and Stefanie Dolson STORRS, Conn. — Senior day is a bit of a strange day for those seniors on top ranked programs. It may be your final regular season game at home, but you…

Sophomores Stewart & Jefferson continue to thrive as No. 1 Connecticut defeats No. 4 Louisville, 81-64

Sophomores Stewart & Jefferson continue to thrive as No. 1 Connecticut defeats No. 4 Louisville, 81-64

STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut features senior center Stefanie Dolson and senior guard Bria Hartley, plus junior forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, but as the season has progressed it is the evolution of sophomores Breanna Stewart and Moriah Jefferson that…

Connecticut’s Breanna Stewart on Play 4Kay

February 9, 2014 (Storrs, Conn.) – After No. 1 Connecticut defeated No. 4 Louisville 81-64, sophomore forward Breanna Stewart talked about the annual Play 4Kay game. UConn wore uniforms with pink trim and auctioned them off after the game for…

Breanna Stewart and Bria Hartley lead Connecticut past South Florida, 81-53

HARTFORD, Conn. – When three of the six players in Connecticut’s rotation today were 6-4 or taller, the strategy of pound the ball inside is easy to understand. It was pretty clear to South Florida as well, and the Bulls…

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…

10-0 UConn goes into final exam break with 60-point victory over UC-Davis, 97-37

10-0 UConn goes into final exam break with 60-point victory over UC-Davis, 97-37

UC Davis traveled across the country to challenge top-ranked and undefeated UConn, but did not find their visit particularly enjoyable. UConn trailed 5-4 early, but then blew the game open, despite being down three key players (Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Morgan Tuck…

UConn dominance in Hall of Fame Classic highlight reel for 8-0 season start

Holiday tournaments have their pros and cons. In the case of a team like Connecticut, it is difficult to get quality opponents ready to come to Storrs for three games in three days. A few years ago the “World Vision…

Stefanie Dolson earns place in Husky history in Connecticut’s 114-68 victory over Oregon

Stefanie Dolson earns place in Husky history in Connecticut’s 114-68 victory over Oregon

HARTFORD, Conn. – “He (Oregon coach Paul Westhead) has coached a lot better players than I’ll ever coach in his career, both in the NBA and men’s college basketball, and certainly in the WNBA,” UConn coach Geno Auriemma said following…

No. 1 Connecticut overcomes loss of Mosqueda-Lewis to defeat No. 3 Stanford 76-57 behind Hartley’s 20

No. 1 Connecticut overcomes loss of Mosqueda-Lewis to defeat No. 3 Stanford 76-57 behind Hartley’s 20

STORRS, Conn. – When two top teams play each other in mid-November there are many ways to look at it if you are a coach. If you win convincingly, it shows your team is pretty strong, a viable contender. If…

Dominant frontcourt leads UConn to 89-34 victory over Hartford in opener

Dominant frontcourt leads UConn to 89-34 victory over Hartford in opener

HARTFORD, Conn. – Moriah Jefferson led Connecticut in scoring with a career-high 17 points against Hartford, but it was the Huskies’ frontcourt of Stefanie Dolson, Breanna Stewart, and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis that dominated the game, as the Huskies rolled over the…

Connecticut completes preseason, easily handling Philadelphia 93-28 behind Stewart, Tuck

Connecticut completes preseason, easily handling Philadelphia 93-28 behind Stewart, Tuck

HARTFORD, Conn. – After Connecticut’s first preseason game against Gannon last Friday, Husky coach Geno Auriemma commented that playing Division II opponents are all about the same in terms of opposition and results. It turns out he was right, as…

UConn Huskies open 2013-14 campaign in style, defeating Division II Gannon 101-35

STORRS, Conn. – It was about what you would expect for a preseason game between the defending national champions and a high-caliber Division II team. The Connecticut Huskies came out poised, controlled and determined, running out to a 55-10 halftime…

Dishin & Swishin 8/01/13 Podcast: Celebrating USA Gold with coaches Sherri Coale and Katie Meier; Monique Currie and the Mystics, Camille Little and the Storm look to hold on

Dishin & Swishin 8/01/13 Podcast: Celebrating USA Gold with coaches Sherri Coale and Katie Meier; Monique Currie and the Mystics, Camille Little and the Storm look to hold on

[display_podcast] It has certainly been a golden summer for USA Basketball. First, the USA World University Games team won the gold medal Kazan, Russia. Loaded with guards and short on centers, USA Basketball swept through pool play by defeating the…

USA Basketball announces 2013 Women’s U19 World Championship Team

Candice Agee (Penn State / Victorville, Calif.) Nia Coffey (Hopkins H.S. / Minneapolis, Minn.) Bashaara Graves (Tennessee / Clarksville, Tenn.) Gabby Green (St. Mary’s College H.S. / Oakland, Calif.) Linnae Harper (Whitney Young H.S. / Chicago, Ill.) Moriah Jefferson (Connecticut…

What if Breanna Stewart entered the WNBA draft this season? Some WNBA GMs weigh in anonymously

What if Breanna Stewart entered the WNBA draft this season? Some WNBA GMs weigh in anonymously

What If Breanna Stewart were to enter the WNBA draft this season… One of the great things about women’s college basketball, at least great for the fans, is that the players stick around for four years. The players develop from…

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…

A New Dishin & Swishin Q&A Session looks at the NCAA tournament & more with Rebecca Lobo

There are few out there that have the background to discuss women’s basketball like Rebecca Lobo. In her playing days, Lobo probably could have been governor of Connecticut, the way she monopolized the attention of the state. She has Olympic…

Achonwa converts UConn miscue to give Notre Dame first Big East tournament championship

Achonwa converts UConn miscue to give Notre Dame first Big East tournament championship

HARTFORD, Conn. – All season critics made statements about how Notre Dame had more foul shots than their opponents by a large margin. It is ironic that when Geno Auriemma’s Huskies tried to foul Skylar Diggins in the final seconds…

Round three of UConn-Notre Dame will be for the Big East tournament championship

Hartford, Conn – “We’re the two best teams in the league, and it’s fitting the two best teams should play,” said Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma, after his team advanced to a third meeting with nemesis Notre Dame by defeating…

Uneven performance defines season for Connecticut as they defeat Pittsburgh in home regular season finale, 76-36

Uneven performance defines season for Connecticut as they defeat Pittsburgh in home regular season finale, 76-36

STORRS, Conn. – The Connecticut Huskies concluded the home portion of their regular season last night with a 76-36 drubbing of the Pittsburgh Panthers. Although the outcome of the game was never in doubt, in many ways the game was…

Kelly Faris impresses with “one for the ages” in UConn’s take down of previously undefeated Duke

Kelly Faris impresses with “one for the ages” in UConn’s take down of previously undefeated Duke

STORRS, Conn. – On paper, it was the type of matchup made for ESPN Big Monday. The last undefeated team in the country, Joanne P. McCallie’s Duke Blue Devils venture into snowy Storrs, Connecticut to take on a nemesis if…

UConn handles Syracuse 87-62 as Dolson, Mosqueda-Lewis and Stewart combine for 70 points

UConn handles Syracuse 87-62 as Dolson, Mosqueda-Lewis and Stewart combine for 70 points

HARTFORD, Conn. – After dropping 21 straight games and 28 of the last 29 to Geno Auriemma’s Connecticut teams, Syracuse coach Quentin Hillsman had high hopes for today’s game in Hartford. After all, the Orange came in with a 15-1…