Category Archives: UConn basketball

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

UConn: 10X National Champions

TAMPA, Fla., April 7 — It wasn’t easy but winning a national championship isn’t supposed to be. The Huskies hung tough and beat Notre Dame Tuesday night, 63-53 to capture their third straight NCAA championship and the 10th in school history. Our friends from Litchfield County were there to witness the magic. Rick Wilson:Continue Reading

Personalities of UConn: Tuck, Auriemma, Lawlor

TAMPA, Fla. , April 6 – The UConn women’s basketball team plays Notre Dame on Tuesday night for an opportunity to win its 10th NCAA national championship and its third in a row. The crew from Litchfield County is in Florida following the Huskies. Here is what they were writing about today. Rick Wilson: UConn’sContinue Reading

It will be UConn and Notre Dame for the championship on Tuesday night

TAMPA, Fla., April 5 – Another session of the most dynamic rivalry in women’s basketball is set for Tuesday in the final of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. For the second year in a row, the Huskies will face Notre Dame for the national championship. Continue Reading

Accolades for the Huskies, preparation and lots of chatter at the Final Four

TAMPA, Fla., April 4 — My goodness, how spoiled we are in Connecticut. It’s the only state where one can order tickets to the NCAA women’s basketball Final Four months in advance and there is an excellent chance that the hometown Huskies will be there. Sunday, the No. 1 Huskies will play Maryland in theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Defensive tenacity lifts Huskies back to Final Four

ALBANY, N.Y, — For 20 minutes, the unimaginable was occurring. No. 1 Connecticut was in a dogfight with No. 7 Dayton in the final of the Albany Regional with a berth in the Final Four on the line. There were 14 lead changes and Dayton, which sank seven of eight 3-point shots in the firstContinue ReadingContinue Reading

The brilliance of the Huskies undeniable in dominating win over Texas

ALBANY, N.Y., March 28 – There was brilliance here. Nothing new in UConn’s storied storybook. Heck, brilliant is a constant, decades long traveling companion with the Huskies. But, this one was special. There was an undeniable beauty ingrained in this 40-minute splash of brilliant at the Times Union Center on this Saturday afternoon. No. 1Continue Reading

A big game from Mosqueda-Lewis at a big time of year

STORRS, March 23 — The greatness of a player can often be measured by how they perform in the biggest games of the season. Connecticut senior Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis must be added to that list. She has been both reliable and prolific over the course of her career in the tournament. Nothing changed Monday night in theContinue Reading

A dream come true for Benedetti with an outstanding performance at Gampel

STORRS, March 21 – From the moment she stepped on the Gampel Pavilion hardwood Saturday night, Canton’s Sarah Benedetti had a smile on her face. It was the first round of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament and Benedetti and her St. Francis Brooklyn teammates were facing the defending national champions Connecticut on national television (ESPN). DozensContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Huskies refuse to go away, beat Tulsa with improbable rally

HARTFORD, March 14 – The University of Connecticut men’s basketball team continues to pull off amazing comebacks. With its offense looking sluggish for most of the game, the Huskies overcame a 10-point deficit and outscored Tulsa 14-1 in the final 3:30 to earn a 47-42 semifinal victory at the XL Center and return to theContinue ReadingContinue Reading