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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 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…

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…

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…

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…

Brooklyn Pope the difference-maker, coming off the bench, as Baylor defeats Connecticut 76-70

Brooklyn Pope the difference-maker, coming off the bench, as Baylor defeats Connecticut 76-70

HARTFORD, Conn. — It was the February, 2013 version of the “Game of the Century.” Top-ranked Baylor, with one loss in their last 65 games, against Connecticut, a team that had gone 57-5 in that same time frame. Two great…

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…

Hartley, Dolson key in UConn grinding out a physical victory over Louisville

Hartley, Dolson key in UConn grinding out a physical victory over Louisville

Connecticut has not had a difficult season of multiple-player injuries like other teams such Maryland with two point guards downed by ACL woes but there is no question head coach Geno Auriemma would love to look down his bench and…

Diggins and McBride lead Notre Dame past UConn in showcase game for women’s basketball, 73-72

Diggins and McBride lead Notre Dame past UConn in showcase game for women’s basketball, 73-72

It seems that in women’s basketball a game shown on national television on a major network means frequent miscues and missed shots by one or both teams, or some other reason a less than entertaining game. Perhaps it is because…

Maryland gives UConn a tough test, Huskies overcome Terps in physical Jimmy V Classic 63-48

Maryland gives UConn a tough test, Huskies overcome Terps in physical Jimmy V Classic 63-48

HARTFORD, Conn. — In the aftermath of the Connecticut’s 63-48 victory over an undermanned Maryland team in the Jimmy V Classic last night, one coach was smiling broader than the other, and it was not who you might expect. “How…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Dishin & Swishin February 9, 2012 Podcast: Tina Thornton on Play4Kay on ESPN, Alison Vernerey gives back, Stefanie Dolson having fun & Jennifer Azzi builds a program

Dishin & Swishin February 9, 2012 Podcast: Tina Thornton on Play4Kay on ESPN, Alison Vernerey gives back, Stefanie Dolson having fun & Jennifer Azzi builds a program

On this week's podcast, we are split in half on coverage. First, we take a look at one of our favorite, and most important events of each season, the Play4Kay initiative and cancer awareness with ESPN's Tina Thornton and Duke…

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…

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…

Stags no match for Huskies as UConn prepares for conference play

The last time the UConn women's basketball team played Fairfield University the Huskies defeated the Stags 93-50. The date was November 9, 2001 and that UConn team rolled to a 39-0 season that was commemorated with their addition to the…

UConn dismantles Texas A&M: More than just the numbers in a box score

On paper, the women's game in the Jimmy V Classic was a great matchup, with last year's national champion Texas A&M going into Hartford to play Connecticut, the number two team in the country. Two great coaches in Gary Blair…