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Stricklen and Sun bench lead Connecticut to last second 67-66 win over Seattle

Stricklen and Sun bench lead Connecticut to last second 67-66 win over Seattle

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The Connecticut Sun defeated the Seattle Storm 67-66 before a crowd of 6,157 at Mohegan Sun Arena. Shekinna Stricklen scored 15 points, including a three-pointer to pull Connecticut within one as well as the game-winning put back…

Nike signs top four WNBA draft picks: Loyd, Zahui B., Mosqueda-Lewis, Williams

With the WNBA training camps in full swing, Nike announced the signing of the top four draft picks in last month’s draft: Jewell Loyd (Seattle), Amanda Zahui Bazoukou (Tulsa), Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (Seattle) and Elizabeth Williams (Connecticut). “To represent Nike Basketball is a…

2015 WNBA draft results: Seattle tabs Jewell Loyd as No. 1 pick

2015 WNBA draft results: Seattle tabs Jewell Loyd as No. 1 pick

The Seattle Storm selected Notre Dame’s Jewell Loyd as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 WNBA draft Thursday evening. Loyd became the first top pick in Fighting Irish history. “I finally beat Skylar at something!,” joked Loyd referring…

Dishin & Swishin 4/15/15 Podcast: Chiney Ogwumike reflects on the Draft Experience & first year in the WNBA

Dishin & Swishin 4/15/15 Podcast: Chiney Ogwumike reflects on the Draft Experience & first year in the WNBA

[display_podcast] College prospects invited to attend the draftApril 16 7 p.m. ET Draft first round Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. ESPN2/WatchESPN 8 p.m. ET Second and third rounds ESPN3/WatchESPN On Thursday night the pro basketball destiny of 36 young women…

Husky three-peat: UConn beats Notre Dame 63-53 for record 10th national title

Husky three-peat: UConn beats Notre Dame 63-53 for record 10th national title

By Cheryl Coward and David Siegel TAMPA, Fla – It may not have been the most dominant national championship that Geno Auriemma and Connecticut have won, but it is definitely one they will savor. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis hit key shots, Breanna…

After winning AAC championship, No. 1 UConn ready for the NCAA tournament

After winning AAC championship, No. 1 UConn ready for the NCAA tournament

Your @American_Conf Champions! pic.twitter.com/4cpQ7TnGrj — UConn Huskies (@UConnHuskies) March 10, 2015 UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The crowning of the Connecticut Huskies as the American Athletic Conference champions, beating South Florida 84-70, was the expected outcome of the league tournament Monday night.…

Dishin & Swishin 11/13/14 Podcast: The roundtable returns to preview the 2014-15 NCAA DI season

Dishin & Swishin 11/13/14 Podcast: The roundtable returns to preview the 2014-15 NCAA DI season

[display_podcast] It starts in November and ends in April with one team cutting down nets in Tampa! Finally, the NCAA women’s basketball season begins tomorrow. On this week’s Dishin & Swishin podcast, we welcome in the season with the annual…

Defense and balance highlight top-seeded UConn’s preseason debut

STORRS, Conn. – Stefanie Dolson contributed over 100 assists each of her last two seasons as a Husky commented Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma after watching his team defeat his alma mater, West Chester, 115-26 in preseason play. “That’s a…

No more pursuit, perfection achieved. UConn defeats Notre Dame 79-58 in championship to finish 40-0

No more pursuit, perfection achieved. UConn defeats Notre Dame 79-58 in championship to finish 40-0

By David Siegel and Cheryl Coward NASHVILLE – “President Obama, we’re baaaaaack,” exclaimed Stefanie Dolson, providing an exclamation point to a national championship game that saw her Connecticut Huskies defeat previously unbeaten Notre Dame, 79-58. The Huskies dominated the paint,…

Dishin & Swishin Q&A looks at the Class of 2014: Stefanie Dolson, transformation complete

Dishin & Swishin Q&A looks at the Class of 2014: Stefanie Dolson, transformation complete

When you go to Connecticut to play basketball for Geno Auriemma, the pressure is high, expectations even higher. The state loves their Huskies, and, much to the chagrin of Auriemma, expects conference championships and NCAA final four appearances annually. Pretty…

Dishin & Swishin 03/27/14: Get ready for the Sweet Sixteen with our previous podcasts and Q&A sessions

Dishin & Swishin 03/27/14: Get ready for the Sweet Sixteen with our previous podcasts and Q&A sessions

March Madness is nearing its close and the NCAA tournament is down to the Sweet Sixteen. By this time next week, there will be only the Final Four remaining, and in a couple of weeks it will be time to…

Connecticut wins first American Athletic Conference championship, defeats Louisville 72-52

Connecticut wins first American Athletic Conference championship, defeats Louisville 72-52

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Top-ranked Connecticut joined Notre Dame as an undefeated conference champion entering the NCAA tournament, defeating Louisville 72-52 in the final game of the American Athletic Conference women’s basketball tournament. Geno Auriemma’s Huskies defeated the Cardinals by double-figures…

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…

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…

Top ranked Connecticut loses Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Morgan Tuck for forseeable future

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, after falling during Connecticut’s victory Monday night over No. 3 Stanford, suffered a nerve contusion of the right elbow, but escaped what appeared to be a more serious injury. An MRI revealed the injury and she will be…

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…

A Dishin & Swishin Q&A Session: Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis is all about the titles and medals, not the individual honors

A Dishin & Swishin Q&A Session: Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis is all about the titles and medals, not the individual honors

  It takes a certain amount of ego to be a superstar. A player has to know that when a shot is missed, the next one is going to go in. If the pass is intercepted, the next one will…

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…

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 10/31/13 Podcast: A Halloween treat! Rebecca Lobo and Stephanie White discuss the upcoming NCAA women’s basketball season

Dishin & Swishin 10/31/13 Podcast: A Halloween treat! Rebecca Lobo and Stephanie White discuss the upcoming NCAA women’s basketball season

[display_podcast] Happy Halloween everyone! This is my first Halloween without having a child in the house, so to capture that magic feeling of Halloween I have a special treat for you today! Rebecca Lobo and Stephanie White each have an…

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…

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…

Connecticut rolls over Idaho 105-37 in first round matchup

STORRS, Conn. – Six Huskies scored in double figures as top-seeded Connecticut rolled over No. 16 seed Idaho, 105-37, in the first round of the NCAA DI women’s basketball tournament. Head coach Geno Auriemma said the game went according to…

Dishin & Swishin 3/21/13 Podcast: The roundtable returns for its annual look at the Women’s NCAA Tournament

Dishin & Swishin 3/21/13 Podcast: The roundtable returns for its annual look at the Women’s NCAA Tournament

[display_podcast] Spring is here! I know this not from looking out of my window at the snow-covered ground, but by knowing that the NCAA women’s tournament kicks off this weekend. That means, as annual as a groundhog, it is time…