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After routing Colgate 101-41, UConn prepares for more difficult stretch including No. 11 Maryland

After routing Colgate 101-41, UConn prepares for more difficult stretch including No. 11 Maryland

In the movie Hoosiers, coach Norman Dale preaches the four pass offense to his team, even benching a player for not following his system when only four others are available. Dale would have loved watching the 2012-13 Connecticut Huskies women’s…

Best rivalry in women’s hoops? Notre Dame-UConn nearly sold out for January game in Connecticut

Best rivalry in women’s hoops? Notre Dame-UConn nearly sold out for January game in Connecticut

North Carolina versus Duke. Baylor versus Stanford. Tennessee versus Kentucky. All great games, either having history or building it as time goes on. Perhaps the best rivalry in women’s hoops right now, however, is Connecticut versus Notre Dame. As the…

Scoring will not be a problem for UConn this year, Auriemma: “We are going to score.”

STORRS, Conn. – The day started with a ceremony commemorating 800 victories for Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma and a surprised honoree, his associate head coach, Chris Dailey. Then it was time to tack on one more. “I don’t think scoring…

Freshmen, Mosqueda-Lewis impress in UConn 77-point preseason victory over Indiana Pa., 105-28

Freshmen, Mosqueda-Lewis impress in UConn 77-point preseason victory over Indiana Pa., 105-28

STORRS, Conn. — The question was not if the Connecticut Huskies would win their preseason opener versus Indiana University (Pa.), or even what the margin of victory would be. For the record the final score was 105-28, and the margin of…

Honesty is the policy for the 2012-13 Huskies and coach Geno Auriemma

STORRS, Conn. – Connecticut women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma has been known to tell a story or two over his coaching career. Shocking revelation, right? Yesterday at Gampel Pavilion someone mentioned to Auriemma that last year he tried to…

Geno Auriemma talks about his Olympic experience as head coach and his future with USA Basketball

Geno Auriemma talks about his Olympic experience as head coach and his future with USA Basketball

On Thursday, August 16, USA Basketball’s women’s national team and Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma met with the press to discuss his experiences with the gold-medal-winning Olympic team. Here is a transcript of most of the interview. The comments in…

Video: Geno Auriemma praises play of Lindsay Whalen and Seimone Augustus during the Olympics

During a press conference Thursday, USA Basketball senior national team and Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma answered questions from the media about his experience coaching the U.S. to a fifth consecutive gold medal. He discussed the contributions of Minnesota Lynx…

Dishin & Swishin 8/15/12 Podcast: A Roundtable recap of the Olympics and preview of the returning WNBA season

Dishin & Swishin 8/15/12 Podcast: A Roundtable recap of the Olympics and preview of the returning WNBA season

[display_podcast] I’m so psyched for the return of the WNBA this week that we are not even going to wait until Thursday for this week’s Dishin & Swishin podcast! The roundtable is back this week! ESPN’s Mechelle Voepel, Washington Mystics…

Dishin & Swishin 7/19/12 Podcast: AP’s Doug Feinberg breaks down women’s basketball at the 2012 London Olympics

Dishin & Swishin 7/19/12 Podcast: AP’s Doug Feinberg breaks down women’s basketball at the 2012 London Olympics

Doug Feinberg has been the Associated Press’s lead writer for women's basketball coverage for several years. He has been to Final Fours and WNBA Finals, and seemingly every other high-profile event, including the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Maya Moore leads USA past Great Britain in Manchester exhibition

Maya Moore leads USA past Great Britain in Manchester exhibition

Quotes | Box score | Photo Gallery The USA continued its dominance against teams during pre-Olympic exhibition games beating Great Britain 88-63 in Manchester, England on Wednesday. While the Brits came out strong and built an 11-point lead early in…

UConn coach Geno Auriemma on Pat Summitt stepping down from Tennessee head coach position

Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma on Pat Summitt’s stepping down after 38 years as the head of Tennessee: Pat’s vision for the game of women’s basketball and her relentless drive pushed the game to a new level and made it…

USA Basketball Women’s National Team to face scrimmage vs. China during May 11-13 training camp in Seattle

From USA Basketball: Highlighted by a May 12 exhibition game against the China National Team, the 2012 USA Basketball Women’s National Team has added a May 11-13 training camp in Seattle, Wash., to its schedule. The USA versus China exhibition…

This time instead of criticizing, Auriemma has a solution for future attendance issue

This time instead of criticizing, Auriemma has a solution for future attendance issue

Last year at this time, the UConn Huskies were hosting the first and second round of the NCAA tournament on their home court at Gampel Pavilion. It was the last home game in the storied career of Maya Moore, and…

Dishin’ on the Brackets: Kingston Region

The airlines and the expressways will see a lot of action in this bracket. There is Connecticut, playing in Bridgeport and should they advance, Rhode Island, a total of around 200 miles. Then there is Miami and Rutgers, who have…

Dishin & Swishin 3/08/12 Podcast: Putting a wrap on a Big East and MAAC championship weekend

Dishin & Swishin 3/08/12 Podcast: Putting a wrap on a Big East and MAAC championship weekend

[display_podcast] If you followed my tweets and writing on Hoopfeed, you know that I covered the Big East and the MAAC postseason tournaments this past weekend. It started at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, with the first of two semifinal games…

Notre Dame and Connecticut have revenge on their minds in tonight’s Big East semifinals

It is always nice when there is a little revenge factor to spice up a conference tournament! Tonight in Hartford the Big East will have their semifinals and both games have the extra motivation of an earlier meeting that had…

Through the circus atmosphere, Notre Dame reigned with a dominant performance

HARTFORD, Conn. – Start with a ridiculous nine o’clock starting time to suit ESPN’s needs. Add in a sprinkle of a coach needing a graduated senior’s ridiculous trash talking to motivate his team. Mix in a preseason conference favorite, ranked…

Dishin & Swishin February 23, 2012 Podcast: Kim Barnes Arico an overnight success, Doug Feinberg & Wendy Parker on brackets & more

Dishin & Swishin February 23, 2012 Podcast: Kim Barnes Arico an overnight success, Doug Feinberg & Wendy Parker on brackets & more

Today's podcast features St. John's women's basketball coach Kim Barnes Arico and a mini-roundtable with Doug Feinberg of the Associated Press and Wendy Parker of Basketball Times.

USA Basketball announces finalists for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team

USA Basketball announces finalists for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team

USA Basketball announced 21 USA Women’s National Team members as finalists for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team.   The player selections were made by the USA Basketball Women’ National Team Player Selection Committee. Baylor center Brittney Griner is…

Defensive pressure too much for Stringer’s Scarlet Knights as UConn rolls over Rutgers

Defensive pressure too much for Stringer’s Scarlet Knights as UConn rolls over Rutgers

When most of the 9,882 people that were at Gampel Pavilion for the Rutgers versus Connecticut game bought their tickets, they expected to see their Huskies tested by a top ten ranked-Rutgers team. Instead, with injury sidelining point guard and…

Hartley growing into role as next great UConn guard

“Last time I checked you had to have some All-Americans on your team to be number one. Don’t those two things go together? I don’t think it would be fair for us to be number one.” – Geno Auriemma, November…

UConn Huskies treat old friend Elliott’s Cincinnati team with respect on a snowy night in Storrs

Winter weather kept the crowd to just over 6,300 last night, but Geno Auriemma's UConn Huskies greeted an old friend, as former Husky player and assistant coach Jamelle Elliott brought her Cincinnati team in for their annual conference match up.…

Huskies continue streak of MLK Day blowouts versus ACC with 86-35 defeat of North Carolina

Huskies continue streak of MLK Day blowouts versus ACC with 86-35 defeat of North Carolina

2009 - UConn defeats North Carolina, 88-58 2010 - UConn defeats Duke, 81-48 2011 - UConn defeats North Carolina, 83-57 2012 - UConn defeats North Carolina, 86-35, the worst loss in Tar Heels history. Are you getting the idea that…

West Virginia to UConn: Let’s get physical!

Whenever a team plays against Mike Carey’s West Virginia Mountaineers teams, the opponent knows what it is in for, a physically demanding, hard fought, usually ugly and low-scoring game. This year’s squad is younger and a little less talented than…