Category Archives: UConn basketball

An upset of historic proportions for Mississippi State in OT victory over UConn

DALLAS, March 31 – This was the year that the UConn women’s basketball team would be vulnerable. After three starters were drafted in the first round of the WNBA draft, this would be the year that the Huskies would lose a game or two. Right? It didn’t work out that way. The Huskies played withContinue ReadingContinue Reading

UConn women overwhelm Oregon to punch ticket to 10th straight Final Four

BRIDGEPORT, March 27 — It may have looked easy but it wasn’t. We saw the spoils of victory and plenty of hard, hard work on Monday night as the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team beat No. 10 Oregon, 90-52, to earn a berth in the Final Four of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament for theContinue Reading

Thousands of fans celebrate another championship with the Huskies in Hartford

HARTFORD, April 10 – It has become an annual event in downtown Hartford and it doesn’t get old. The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team were saluted and showered with love and adoration Sunday afternoon after winning their 11th NCAA national championship earlier this week. An estimated 20,000 fans lined the streets in Hartford for theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Huskies make history with a fourth straight NCAA championship

INDIANAPOLIS, April 5 — Unfazed by the past, UConn’s Brianna Stewart was confident in her own ability. Her confidence only grew knowing that she would have Moriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck as her running mates. Win after win, championship after championship, the dream remained alive. Before 14,514 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in the NCAA tournament finalContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Team effort lifts Huskies past Oregon State and into NCAA championship game

INDIANAPOLIS, April 3 – Seniors Moriah Jefferson, Breanna Stewart and Morgan Tuck have received the majority of the attention for the UConn women’s basketball team this season. With good reason, too. Stewart is the nation’s top player. All three are All-Americans.  What sometimes might go unnoticed is the true strength that the top-ranked Huskies possessContinue Reading

Total domination by the Huskies in NCAA Tournament win over Mississippi State

BRIDGEPORT, March 26 – You hear about the complaints about the domination of opponents by the University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball team. “There is brilliance in this beauty. There is history in this brilliance,” writes Rick Wilson for Litchfield County Sports.com. The Huskies throttled Mississippi State, the No. 15 team in the nation, Saturday morningContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Jefferson’s defensive excellence helps lift Huskies past No. 3 Notre Dame

STORRS, Dec. 5 – The Connecticut women’s basketball team needs games like Saturday afternoon’s contest with No. 3 Notre Dame at Gampel Pavilion. They need opponents that aren’t intimated by the championship banners, Hall of Fame coach Geno Auriemma or senior superstar Brianna Stewart. The Irish come right the Huskies. On Saturday, Notre Dame freshmanContinue Reading

The icon and the legend: Geno and Stewie

Last week, the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team rolled over Kansas State, 97-57 at the XL Center in Hartford. The win came on the 30th anniversary of the first victory for head coach Geno Auriemma in Storrs. Meanwhile, senior Brianna Stewart became just the ninth player to score more than 2,000 points. “Thoughts of tomorrowContinue Reading

UConn’s Kia Nurse elevated her game over the summer with Canada

STORRS – The opening of training camp for the three-time NCAA champion University of Connecticut women’s basketball team is just a few weeks away but sophomore guard Kia Nurse is brimming with confidence already. She helped Canada win its first women’s basketball gold medal in the Pan American games in Toronto in an 81-73 winContinue Reading

Huskies and their fans celebrate a championship in Hartford

HARTFORD — Many Connecticut natives mourn for the lost Hartford Whalers hockey team that left the state nearly 20 years ago. Sometimes, we don’t appreciate what we do have — the best collegiate women’s basketball program ever assembled. Over those past 20 years, the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team has brought home 10 NCAAContinue ReadingContinue Reading