Wednesday, December 31, 2008

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (12-0)

Results: Connecticut 78, Hartford 41
Player of the Game: Sr. PG Renee Montgomery
Defensive Player of the Game: So. PG Lorin Dixon
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SG Caroline Doty
Stat of the Game: Rebounds: UConn 45, Hartford 29
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. Hartford Hawks (5-6).

TV: CPTV, 12:00 pm (Geno Show 11:00 am)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Not Suprising News...

UConn Freshman Heather Buck will indeed sit out the remainder of the 2008-09 season and redshirt this season to preserve all four of a remaining years of eligibility. The decision comes after having missed the last two months recovering from mono. Head Coach Geno Auriemma says, "It's getting clearer every day that she's not going to be ready to play... I've talked to her and her parents about it and it's in her best interest to keep working in practice with an eye to the future." According to the UConn compliance department, a student/athlete is eligible to red-shirt if their injury or illness occurs in the first half of the season or if they do not appear in 30 percent of the team’s regular season games, but if they appear in any of the games in the second half of the regular season their eligibility would be forfeited.

In other Redshirt News, UConn Senior Kalana Greene won't rush her decision on coming back to play for Connecticut next year. She can opt to enter the 2008 WNBA Draft or use her medical redshirt from last season when she tore her right ACL and LCL and return to the Huskies for a 5th year. She says she hasn't given much thought to the idea, but at this point in the season she has not fully returned to the old KG (prior to injury). And while she would likely be drafted somewhere in the 2nd round of the draft; she would have a very tough time making any roster.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (11-0)

Results: Connecticut 77, South Carolina 48
Player of the Game: So. SF Maya Moore
Defensive Player of the Game: So. SF Maya Moore
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SG Tiffany Hayes
Stat of the Game: Fastbreak Pts.: UConn 29, S. Carolina 2
Game notes (pdf) for today's game at South Carolina Gamecocks (6-4).

TV: CPTV, 3:00 pm

Saturday, December 27, 2008

More (Great) Recruiting News!!!

The #1 HS Junior Center and #10 Overall (Class of '10) according to HoopGurlz, 6'5 C Stefanie Dolson verbally committed to the UConn Huskies on Christmas Day. She becomes the 2nd top 10 prospect to committ along with #1 Overall Junior Samarie Walker. Dolson chose UConn over Duke, Maryland, Penn State, and Rutgers. Her AAU Coach says, "It's a perfect fit for her. They have top-notch coaches, it's a top-notch program, it's close to home, and she will be able to grow academically and basketball (wise)."

Merry Christmas!!!! (from UConn's Starting 5)

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Thursday, December 25, 2008

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (10-0)

Results: Connecticut 83, Florida State 71
Player of the Game: Sr. PG Renee Montgomery
Defensive Player of the Game: So. SF Maya Moore
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SG Caroline Doty
Stat of the Game: Pts. in the Paint: UConn 42, FSU 16
Game notes & more (pdf) for today's game vs. Florida State Seminoles (9-3) at Cancun, Mexico.

TV: CPTV, 4:30 pm

Friday, December 19, 2008

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (9-0)

Results: Connecticut 86, Northern Colorado 40
Player of the Game: So. SF Maya Moore
Defensive Player of the Game: So. SF Maya Moore
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SG Tiffany Hayes
Stat of the Game: Pts. in the Paint: UConn 48, N. Colorado 12
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. Northern Colorado Bears (4-5) at Cancun, Mexico.

TV: CPTV, 7:00 pm

Thursday, December 18, 2008

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (8-0)

Results: Connecticut 109, Washington 51
Player of the Game: Jr. C Tina Charles
Defensive Player of the Game: So. SF Maya Moore
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SG Tiffany Hayes
Stat of the Game: Pts. in the Paint: UConn 64, Washington 22
Time Change Alert!!!!

Today's UConn game vs. Washington has been pushed back one hour to allow Florida State more time to prepare for tonight's game after they experienced travel issues and did not arrive to Cancun until early this morning. All of UConn's other games will remain as scheduled.
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. Washington Huskies (3-3) at Cancun, Mexico.

TV: none, 45:30 pm

Monday, December 15, 2008

Bad Sad News (part II):

UConn senior Cassie Kerns has also been diagnosed with Mono and will miss 4-6 weeks of playing time. They just got freshman Heather Buck back in practice after suffering from Mono and now Geno is exploring the possibility of redshirting. They will decide once they get back from South Carolina just before the new year. Kerns was diagnosed last week during finals and will hopefully be back at full strength as soon as possible. UConn now gets even MORE thin in the post. Not a fun way to spend your time in Cancun, Mexico.

Get Well Soon, Cassie!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (7-0)

Results: Connecticut 77, Penn State 63
Player of the Game: Jr. C Tina Charles
Defensive Player of the Game: Jr. C Tina Charles
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SG Caroline Doty
Stat of the Game: 2nd Chance Pts.: UConn 20, Penn State 2
Three Cheers for CPTV....

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CPTV has come through for their customers once again and deserve a big, big hand. Just 10 minutes ago at the end of the Geno Show broadcast on CPTV it was officially announced that they will now be televising two of the three Caribbean Classic games in Cancun, Mexico. CPTV will televise UConn vs. Northern Colorado on Fri. Dec. 19th at 7:00 pm and UConn vs. Florida State on Sun. Dec. 21st at 4:30 pm (UConn vs. Washington on Thu. Dec. 18th will not be televised). Send your thanks by pledging your support to CPTV here.
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. Penn State Nittany Lions (5-4) at Madison Square Garden, NYC.

TV: ESPNU & CPTV, 2:00 pm (Geno Show, 1:30 pm)

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (6-0)

Results: Connecticut 96, Holy Cross 37
Player of the Game: Sr. SF Tahirah Williams
Defensive Player of the Game: So. SF Maya Moore
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SG Caroline Doty
Stat of the Game: Bench Pts.: UConn 41, Holy Cross 5
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. Holy Cross Crusaders (1-5).

TV: CPTV, 7:30 pm

Monday, December 01, 2008

Montgomery was named Big East Player of the Week today after averaging 24.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 7.5 apg, shooting 19-32 (9-14 3's) from the floor, and only having 3 TO's and helping UConn to a 2-0 record last week. Her 13 assists against #4 Oklahoma was tied for a UConn single-game record.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (5-0)

Results: Connecticut 106, Oklahoma 78
Player of the Game: Sr. PG Renee Montgomery
Defensive Player of the Game: Jr. C Tina Charles
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SG Caroline Doty
Stat of the Game: Fast Break Pts.: UConn 26, Oklahoma 4
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. 4/4 Oklahoma Sooners (4-1).

TV: ESPN & ESPN360.com, 8:15 pm

Thursday, November 27, 2008

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (4-0)

Results: Connecticut 96, Brigham Young 47
Player of the Game: So. SF Maya Moore
Defensive Player of the Game: So SF Maya Moore
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SG Caroline Doty
Stat of the Game: 3pt FG's: UConn 12-23, BYU 6-19
Game notes (pdf) for today's game at Brigham Young Cougars (2-1).

TV: CPTV, 9:00 pm

Saturday, November 22, 2008

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (3-0)

Results: Connecticut 91, Rhode Island 43
Player of the Game: Jr. C Tina Charles
Defensive Player of the Game: Jr. C Tina Charles
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SG Tiffany Hayes
Stat of the Game: Pts Off TO's: UConn 37, Rhode Island 19
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. Rhode Island Rams (1-1).

TV: CPTV, 1:00 pm (Geno Show 12:00 pm)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (2-0)

Results: Connecticut 99, San Diego State 55
Player of the Game: So. SF Maya Moore
Defensive Player of the Game: So SF Maya Moore
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SG Tiffany Hayes
Stat of the Game: FG Shooting: UConn 64%, SDSU 37%
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. San Diego State Aztecs (2-0).

TV: CPTV, 7:00 pm

Sunday, November 16, 2008

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (1-0)

Results: Connecticut 82, Georgia Tech 71
Player of the Game: So. SF Maya Moore
Defensive Player of the Game: Sr. PG Renee Montgomery
Freshman Co-Players of the Game: Fr. SG Caroline Doty/Fr. SG Mo Bennett (Ga Tech)
Stat of the Game: 3pt Shooting: UConn 4-19, Ga Tech 10-15
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. ARV/ARV Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (1-0).

TV: CPTV, 2:00 pm

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Recruiting News!!!

UConn wrapped up its 2009 Recruiting Class rather quickly this early signing period. UConn signed 5'11 SG Kelly Faris from Indiana to their only Lettor of Intent for the Class of 2013 on Wednesday. UConn Head Coach Geno Auriemma says he expects Faris to make an immediate impact and reminds him of current UConn freshman Caroline Doty with better defensive skills. UConn now officially shifts its enitre focus to the Class of 2014 which is already underway with a verbal commitment from the #1 recruit in the class 6'1 SF Samarie Walker.

Welcome to Storrs, Kelly!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Bad Sad News:

UConn freshman Heather Buck has been diagnosed with Mono and will miss at least 3 weeks of playing time. Her symptoms started on Monday and will hopefully be back at full strength as soon as possible. UConn now gets even thinner in the post and will likely spend time with a 4-guard line-up out on the floor until she returns.

Get Well Soon, Heather!
2008-09 ESPN Women's College Basketball Season Preview:

Preseason Player of the Year:
So. SF Maya Moore, Connecticut (unanimous)

Preseason All-American Teams:
1st:
Sr. SF Angel McCoughtry, Louisville
Sr. PG Renee Montgomery, Connecticut
Sr. C Courtney Paris, Oklahoma
Sr. PG Kristi Toliver, Maryland
So. SF Maya Moore, Connecticut

2nd:
Sr. SF Marissa Coleman, Maryland
Jr. C Jane Appel, Stanford
Jr. C Tina Charles, Connecticut
Jr. SG Epiphanny Prince, Rutgers
Jr. PG Andrea Riley, Oklahoma State

Best Players (per position):
Point Guard:
1. Sr. Renee Montgomery, Connecticut
Sr. Shalee Lehning, Kansas State
Sr. Kristi Toliver, Maryland
Jr. Andrea Riley, Oklahoma State
So. Cetera DeGraffenreid, North Carolina

Two Guard:
1. Jr. Epiphanny Prince, Rutgers
Sr. Krystal Ellis, Marquette
Sr. Takia Starks, Texas A&M
Jr. Alexis Gray-Lawson, California
Jr. Monica Wright, Virginia

Wing:
1. So. Maya Moore, Connecticut
Sr. Marissa Coleman, Maryland
Sr. Rashanda McCants, North Carolina
Sr. Angel McCoughtry, Louisville
Sr. Christina Wirth, Vanderbilt

Power Forward:
1. Sr. Ashley Walker, California
Sr. Candyce Bingham, Louisville
Sr. DeWanna Bonner, Auburn
Sr. Ashley Paris, Oklahoma
So. Kayla Pedersen, Stanford

Center:
1. Sr. Courtney Paris, Oklahoma
Sr. Kia Vaughn, Rutgers
Jr. Jayne Appel, Stanford
Jr. Tina Charles, Connecticut
So. Jantel Lavender, Ohio State

ARV (any position):
Sr. Demetress Adams, South Carolina; Jr. Ashley Barlow, Notre Dame; Sr. Chante Black, Duke; Sr. Kristi Cirone, Illinois State; Sr. Marshae Dotson, Florida; Jr. Rachel Fitz, Marist; Sr. Danielle Gant, Texas A&M; Jr. Kalana Greene, Connecticut; Sr. Devanei Hampton, California; Jr. Jareica Hughes, UTEP; Sr. Briann January, Arizona State; So. Ta'Shia Phillips, Xavier; Sr. Morgan Warburton, Utah; Sr. Shavonte Zellous, Pittsburgh

Preseason Top 25:
1. Connecticut (unanimous)
2. Stanford
3. Rutgers**
4. Duke
5. California
6. Oklahoma*
7. North Carolina*
8. Maryland
9. Tennessee
10. Vanderbilt
11. Louisville*
12. Virginia
13. Texas A&M
14. Texas
15. Baylor
16. Ohio State
17. Auburn
18. Arizona State
19. Purdue
20. Oklahoma State
21. Notre Dame*
22. Iowa State
23. Florida State*
24. Marist
25. Marquette*

*2008-09 UConn Opponent

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (0-0)

Results: Connecticut 103, Team SRP 37
Player of the Game: Jr. C Tina Charles
Defensive Player of the Game: Jr. C Tina Charles
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SG Caroline Doty
Stat of the Game: Rebounds: UConn 57, Team SRP 23
Game notes (pdf) for today's exhibition game vs. Team SRP.

TV: none (AT&T Huskies All-Access online only)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!!!




















The University of Connecticut is among six schools around the country to be featured on the college basketball preview issue of Sports Illustrated. Featured on the UConn version of the cover are men's basketball player Jr. C Hasheem Thabeet and women's basketball player So. SF Maya Moore. It will be on stands tomorrow November 12th.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (0-0)

Results: Connecticut 100, Stonehill 49
Player of the Game: Jr. C Tina Charles
Defensive Player of the Game: So. SF Maya Moore
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SG Caroline Doty
Stat of the Game: Blocks: UConn 10, Stonehill 0
Game notes (pdf) for today's exhibition game vs. 8 Stonehill Hawks (DII).

TV: none (AT&T Huskies All-Access online only)

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The preseason awards lists continue and UConn's All-American trio again made the cut. Today the 2008-09 Preseason Wooden Award list was released and the list of 30 candidates include Sr. Renee Montgomery, Jr. Tina Charles, and So. Maya Moore. Moore was a member of the 2008 Women's Wooden Award All American team.
The last major preseason poll was released today and again UConn was the overwhelming favorite. The Huskies were the near-unanimous #1 pick in the 2008-09 Preseason ESPN/USA Today poll garnering 30 out of the 31 1st place vote (some coach lost in outer space voted Tennessee their #1).

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

There's always one a-hole in the bunch....

Today the 2008-09 Preseason AP All American team was announced and UConn So. SF Maya Moore was on 44 out of the 45 voter's ballots. Please whoever you are (the voter who left her off)...come forward you coward and somehow try and justify your decision...please I would really love to know how you could possibly argue Moore not being one of the FIVE BEST players in the country (she is the BEST in my (slightly biased) opinion). I mean come on, please crawl out from the rock you live under and admit you know nothing about WCBB and you should be thrown off the AP voters list. Oklahoma Sr. C Courtney Paris was the only unanimous member of the team joining the special list of previous unanimous preseason selections (Holdsclaw, Taurasi, Beard, Augustus, and Parker). UConn's Sr. PG Renee Montgomery and Jr. C Tina Charles also received votes.

2008-09 Preseason AP All American team:
Sr. C Courtney Paris, Oklahoma (45)
So. SF Maya Moore, Connecticut (44)
Sr. SF Angel McCoughtry, Louisville (39)
Sr. PG Kristi Toliver, Maryland (38)
Jr. PG Andrea Riley, Oklahoma State (19)

Saturday, November 01, 2008

The first major preseason poll was released today and shockingly UConn was #1. The Huskies were the near-unanimous #1 pick in the 2008-09 Preseason AP poll garnering 44 out of the 45 1st place vote (some dope down in UNC territory voted Stanford his #1).

Friday, October 31, 2008

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Stop the Press!! Stop the Press!! Today Connecticut was picked to win the 2008-09 Big East Conference Regular Season title in a poll voted on by the league coaches. Connecticut was the overwhelming favorite by the coaches. Connecticut's Maya Moore was picked as the 2008-09 Preseason Big East POTY and Rutger's April Sykes was picked as the 2008-09 Preseason Big East FOTY. Eleven players were named to the 2008-09 Preseason All Big East Team including Connecticut's Moore, Tina Charles, and Renee Montgomery.

2008-09 Preseason Big East Poll:
1. Connecticut (14) 224
2. Rutgers (1) 201
3. Louisville (1) 200
4. Notre Dame 182
5. Pittsburgh 162
6. Syracuse 156
7. Marquette 147
8. DePaul 132
9. West Virginia 109
10. Villanova 85
11. Georgetown 77
12. South Florida 76
13. St. John's 66
14. Seton Hall 40
15. Cincinnati 33
16. Providence 30

(-) - Indicates first-place votes

2008-09 Preseason BIG EAST Honors:
Player of the Year: Maya Moore, Connecticut, So., F
Freshman of the Year: April Sykes, Rutgers, Fr., G/F

2008-09 Preseason All-BIG EAST Team:
Candyce Bingham, Louisville, Sr., F
*Tina Charles, Connecticut, Jr., C
*Krystal Ellis, Marquette, Sr., G
Shantia Grace, USF, Sr., G
Chandrea Jones, Syracuse, Sr., G
*Angel McCoughtry, Louisville, Sr., F
Renee Montgomery, Connecticut, Sr., G
*Maya Moore, Connecticut, So., F
*Epiphanny Prince, Rutgers, Jr., G
Kia Vaughn, Rutgers, Sr., C*
Shavonte Zellous, Pittsburgh, RS-Sr., G

Honorable Mention:
Laura Kurz, Villanova, Sr., F
Deirdre Naughton, DePaul, Jr., G
Lindsay Schrader, Notre Dame, Sr., G

* - unanimous selection

Sunday, October 19, 2008

(Great) Recruiting News!!!

The #1 HS Junior (Class of '10) according to HoopGurlz, 6'1 SF Samarie Walker verbally committed to the UConn Huskies this weekend after being offered a scholarship during her unofficial visit to campus for First Night and opening day practice. Walker attends the same HS as former UConn Great Tamika (Williams) Raymond and the two spoke recently about how great UConn is athletically and academically and how she would be a perfect fit. Her HS coach says that this weekend's visit was just a confirmation of all Walker's dreams and hard work paying off.

Still no word on 6'0 SG Krista Gross (Class of '09) who visited First Night and opening day practice as well. Gross is down to UConn, Stanford, North Carolina, and Florida. Also attending First Night and opening day practice were Kelly Faris, a 5'11 SG from the Class of '09, the only player that has already given an oral commitment and Olivia Bresnahan, a 5'11 SF from the Class of '10.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

My 2008-09 Preseason Top 25 Poll:

1. Connecticut
2. Stanford
3. Maryland
4. California
5. Rutgers**
6. Oklahoma*
7. Louisville*
8. Duke
9. Tennessee
10. North Carolina*
11. Arizona State
12. Oklahoma State
13. Vanderbilt
14. Notre Dame*
15. Texas A&M
16. Texas
17. Virginia
18. Xavier
19. Ohio State
20. Florida State*
21. Purdue
22. Syracuse*
23. Auburn
24. Penn State*
25. LSU*

*UConn opponent

Friday, October 17, 2008

UConn First Night 2008



Dunk Contest

6'0 So. SF Maya Moore vs. 6'4 Jr. C Tina Charles

Monday, October 06, 2008

More from the Courant's John Altavilla:

All she wants is to be consistent and become a leader. Jr. C Tina Charles is looking for that consistency coming into her third season as UConn's main offensive and defensive threat in the post. Her coach says he will keep pushing Charles around until he gets that consistency. He wants her to impact and not just be a part of every game. And if she wants a career in the WNBA, she better start playing much harder and much, MUCH MORE physical.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

SWEEP!!!

Led by Finals MVP Katie Smith (21.7 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 3.3 apg) the Detroit Shock won their 3rd WNBA Championship by sweeping the San Antonio Silver Stars 3-0. Former UConn Husky Kelly Schumacher (who was signed during the Olympic break) wins her 2nd straight WNBA Championship ring after winning her first last season with the Phoenix Mercury (who didn't re-sign her). Schuey played a major role of the defensive end (16.7 mpg, 5 rpg, 1 bpg) for the Shock during these Finals and deserves a lot of credit for coming up big after hardly getting of the bench during the first two rounds (9.0 mpg, 2.3 rpg, no blocks) of the playoffs.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

The Courant's John Altavilla has kept up on the UConn roster this preseason:

Progress. That's all that matters for Jr. SF Kalana Greene when it comes to her knee. She is getting closer and closer to being back on the court. Dealing with complications has gone from frustrating to empowering. She has already had two surgeries to clean out scar tissue, but she is learning very quickly, 'that which does not kill me, only makes me stronger'.

UConn's backcourt of Sr. (State Farm All-American) PG Renee Montgomery and So. PG Lorin Dixon have been sharpening their skills with new assistant coach and former UConn Great Shea Ralph in an attempt to UConn's backcourt. Improved shooting especially from 3-land, ball-handling, and perimeter is desperately needed from this PG duo, who will be looked upon by their head coach to lead this team and set up their fellow teammates.

Hoping to avoid any type of sophomore slump, So. (AP 1st-team and State Farm All-American) SF Maya Moore took the summer to rest, relax, and come back refreshed. Moore's goals for this season include continuing where she left off on the offensive end (but with HUGE increase in trips to the FT line), improved rebounding, and stellar on- and off-the-ball defense.

UConn's frontcourt of Jr. PF Kaili McLaren and Fr. PF/C Heather Buck have been working to shore up UConn's post with assistant coach and former UConn Great Jamelle Elliott. They both are looking to lose their very bad habits. McLaren is looking to ensure she won't be on the bench during crunch time in a NCAA Final Four game ever again. Buck has learned quickly that things that she got away with against high school opponents will not work against college defenses.

It has been almost exactly one year since her surgery, but Fr. SG Caroline Doty in finally ready to put her injury out of her thoughts. Her thoughts are now focused on worrying about what is in store for her and her fellow freshman teammates in Geno's practices. She's just ready to get the season started already, and says watching from the sidelines has made her realize she needs to try some new things.

Friday, October 03, 2008

UConn's First Night will take place Friday, October 17, 2008 at 6pm at Gampel Pavilion. The event is free and open to the public and the doors will open at 6:00 p.m. The men’s and women’s teams will hold an autograph session that will last for 45 minutes and start at 6:00 p.m. Players and coaches from both teams will be available and a free poster will be distributed to fans. “First Night” will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be highlighted by: a Women’s Team/Student Relay Race, a Men’s and Women’s Two-Ball Contest and a Slam Dunk Contest by the mens’ team. Both teams will also hold mini-intrasquad scrimmages.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

The 2008-09 national television schedule for the UConn's women's basketball team was released today. The Huskies will play 9 regular season games on national TV, and will appear on ESPN's family of networks for the 20th consecutive season for a total of 7 games (not including post-season play) and on CBS for the 19th consecutive season.

Get those TiVo's ready fans, all of the BIG EAST Conference national TV games here!!!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

In recruiting news,

UConn target SG Krista Gross (HoopGurlz #23, Class of '09) will make her official visit to Connecticut for the weekend of UConn's First Night via the Courant's John Altavilla's blog. Her final four schools are Connecticut, North Carolina, Florida, and Stanford.

UConn's newest target SF Samarie Walker (HoopGurlz #1, Class of '10) shares her top choices with a local paper, and adds that UConn is her 'dream school' and back on top of her list. She attends the same high school as former UConn star Tamika (Williams) Raymond and says, "Growing up, I watched Tamika since I was in the fourth grade, I saw her go to UConn, saw some of the championships, and that's when I knew I wanted to go to UConn. My freshman year, I thought they were going to be recruiting me and they weren't, so I kind of changed my mind about where I wanted to go. Now, they're recruiting me and I'm on top of their recruiting list and they're on top of my list, too." Her top schools are Connecticut, Rutgers, Maryland, Duke, Southern California, Georgia, and Notre Dame.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

The 2008-09 WCBB preseason polls have begun to be released and UConn is #1 on both Lindy's and Athlon' lists, but come in a very low #3 on SLAM's (Oklahoma is their #1 and Tennesee is their #2).

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

The 2008-09 schedule for the UConn women's basketball has officially been released. The Courant's John Altavilla breaks down the schedule here. The television schedule will be released at a later date.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Domination:

A Look Back at the USA Women's Run to Fourth Consecutive Olympic Gold.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Delle Donne to play VOLLEYBALL at Delaware. Good Luck Elena!!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

GOLD!!!!!!

The United States Senior National Team won its 4th consecutive gold medal by blowing away Lauren Jackson and Australia in the gold medal game, 92-65. First-time Olympian and former Tennessee star Kara Lawson led the Americans with 15 pts. on perfect shooting. Four-time Olympian and former USC great Lisa Leslie added 14 pts. and 7 rebs.

The Americans went undefeated again and now have a 33-game Olympic win streak. They won all 8 games by a scoring margin of 37.6 points. Former Husky Greats Taurasi and Bird have picked up their 2nd straight Gold Medals, but this time played a much larger and impactful role on the team. Starting all 8 games Taurasi, led the team to the gold medal game with 21 huge points in the semifinals vs. Russia and finished 3rd in scoring, 2nd in assists and minutes, and lead the team in 3's made and FT shooting (15-15). Also starting all 8 games, Bird finished leading the team in steals.

Final Olympic Standings:
1. USA (8-0) - Gold Medal
2. Australia (7-1) - Silver Medal
3. Russia (6-2) - Bronze Medal**
4. China (5-3)
5. Spain (3-3)
6. Belarus (2-4)
7. Czech Republic (2-4)
8. South Korea (2-4)
9. Latvia (1-4)
10. New Zealand (1-4)*
11. Brazil (1-4)
12. Mali (0-5)

*Recent UConn transfer signee Jessica McCormack started 4 of 5 games for the Tall Ferns and playing 16 mpg, 2.6 ppg, and 2.6 rpg. Not tooo bad for a 19 y.o. Olympic rookie.

**Former UConn Great Svetlana Abrosimova played a much larger role as well this time around for the Russians. She started 4 of 8 games and finished 5th in scoring and steals, 3rd in rebounding, 2nd in 3's made, and led the team in 3pt shooting (58%).

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Delle Donne has been officially released from her basketball scholarship at Connecticut. She plans to attend the University of Delware. It is not known at this time if she will play a sport, but if she doe sit will likely be volleyball (at least for her freshman season).
Finally!!!

Looks like Geno is finally going to get his wish afterall. And it doesn't have anything to do with a top recruit or championship, well actually it does. UConn has hired HOK Sport, Inc., of Kansas City, Mo., to coordinate architectural and design services for the construction of a new men's and women's basketball practice facility. In Geno's opinion, this type facility is needed to continue the growth and success of the men's and women's programs. Calhoun's agrees, saying the lack of a facility has hindered recruiting, putting the school at a disadvantage with top high school athletes who might be awe-struck by newer, bigger buildings on other campuses.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The preseason awards lists have begun and UConn's All-American trio is at the top of the 1st list. Today the 2008-09 Wade Watch was released and included Sr. Renee Montgomery, Jr. Tina Charles, and So. Maya Moore. Moore is finally eligible for the Wade Trophy now that she is no longer a freshman (BTW -- the dumbest rule in the WCBB game).

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Recruiting Update:

....and NOT a good one. Incoming freshman SF Elena Delle Donne has decided not to enroll at Connecticut and will no longer be a member of the UConn Huskies women's basketball team. It sounds as if she is sick of basketball and will be searching for a life (at least in the very near future) without it. And if your heart isn't in it then you should play, especially if you want to play for a coach like Geno Auriemma. My guess is she decided on a new home before the Geno's dog house became her new permanent residence on the UConn Storrs campus. We shall see shortly where she'll end up.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Well that didn't take very long...

After six long exhausting days of searching the question has finally been answered. Former 1st team All-American and UConn great Shea Ralph has officially been named assistant coach of the UConn Huskies. She replaces Tonya Cardoza who resigned last week when she was named the head coach of the Temple Owls. It is also being reported that the position was posted and overnight about 200 resumes had been faxed to the UConn Athletic Department. I guess Geno and co. had a busy 4th of July weekend!!!!

Welcome Back Shea, we missed you!!!!

Saturday, July 05, 2008

USA Basketball Update:

Former UConn star and 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist announced today that she was informed that she was told via telephone that she will not be a member (nor alternate) for this year's USA Olympic squad. Shame on the committee...you all suck!!! Now she is in works to do commenting during their games...go Swin baby!!!

Friday, July 04, 2008

No official comfirmation yet, but it is being rumored on UConnFan.com Boneyard message board (via her own facebook homepage) that former UConn Husky Brittany Hunter will be named 3rd assistant coach under Tonya Cardoza at Temple University.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

USA Basketball Update:

The deadline came and went...and now it has been report on the Storm blog by Jayda Evans that the announcement has been pushed back until July 10th due to scheduling conflict of the committee members...yeah right!!!!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

It was bound to happen eventually, one of Geno's staff would leave for a head coaching position. The question was not If but When? and of course, Who? Well, it turns out it is Tonya Cardoza. She has been an assistant coach with the Huskies for 14 seasons and a part of all 5 NCAA Championships. Today she was officially named head coach of the women's basketball team at Temple University. At UConn, she specialized in recruiting and grooming the guards. She inherets a team from her former Virginia Cavaliers teammate Dawn Staley, who left who the head coaching position at South Carolina (the Huskies will visit the Gamecocks as part of their upcoming non-conference schedule). And I don't think it will be long until we see the Owls on the Huskies schedule.

Good Luck Tonya, we will miss you!!!

And now the question becomes who does Geno pick to take Tonya's place as UConn Assistant Coach???

Monday, June 30, 2008

USA Basketball (lack of) Update:

The deadline is tomorrow and still no official word on the final three roster spots and two alternates for the women's 2008 USA Basketball Olympic team. I wish they would get it together already. They claim the United States has the best talent in the world, well then why is it taking them so long to figure out who are the 12 (or 14) best (and now they really only need worry about 10-14th best) in the country. For me it is very easy: SF Tamika Catchings, PF Swin Cash, and PG Lindsay Whalen. My two alternates would be PF Taj McWilliams-Franklin and SG Alana Beard.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Nine of the 12 members of the USA Olympic women's basketball team were named today. Former UConn stars PG Sue Bird and SG Diana Taurasi were named to their 2nd Olympic squad after having won gold medals in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. Other UConn players vying for one of the three final spots are SF Swin Cash and PF Asjha Jones.

2008 USA Olympic Team:
SF Seimone Augustus, LSU
PG Sue Bird, Connecticut
C Sylvia Fowles, LSU
C Lisa Leslie, Suuthern Cal
PF Candace Parker, Tennessee
SG Cappie Pondexter, Rutgers
SG Katie Smith, Ohio State
SF Diana Taurasi, Connecticut
PF Tina Thompson, Southern Cal

Saturday, May 03, 2008

UConn added another player to its roster, but she won't play until the 2009-10 season. Washington transfer and New Zealand native 6'5 C Jessica McCormack has accepted the scholarship offer from UConn and committed to playing for the Huskies. She will have to sit out the 2008-09 season due to NCAA transfer rules. She made the decision final after playing the US Senior National team in the GOod Luck Beijing tournament in China where she is a member of the New Zealand National team that will play in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China in August.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

1 Connecticut Huskies (36-2, 18-1 BE)

Results: Stanford 82, Connecticut 73
Player of the Game: Sr. SG Candice Wiggins
Defensive Player of the Game: Sr. SG Candice Wiggins
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Stat of the Game: FG%: Stanford 44.4%, UConn 38.8%
Game notes (pdf) for today's NCAA tourney game vs. 2 Stanford Cardinal.

TV: ESPN (& ESPN360), 6:30 pm

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Today Connecticut's incoming high school star and the 2007-08 State Farm/WBCA HS National Player of the Year award winner Elena DelleDonne took home MVP honors at the WBCA HS All America game be leading her Red Team to a 114-79 victory with 17 pts. Fellow UConn signee Tiffany Hayes had a game-high 18 pts.
The 2007-08 State Farm All America Team was announced today as well as the 2007-08 State Farm Wade Trophy. Stanford's Candice Wiggins walked away with the Wade Trophy which is the highest honor in women's college basketball. Connecticut's Maya Moore and Renee Montgomery became the lastest Huskies named to the prestigous All America squad (formerly the Kodak All America Team).


2007-08 State Farm All America Team:
Sylvia Fowles, LSU
Crystal Langhorne, Maryland
Erlana Larkins, North Carolina
Angel McCoughtry, Louisville
Renee Montgomery, Connecticut
Maya Moore, Connecticut
Courtney Paris, Oklahoma
Candace Parker, Tennessee
Kristi Toliver, Maryland
Candice Wiggins, Stanford
More Awards....

Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma won the 2007-08 Associated Press National Coach of the Year award. Tennessee's Candace Parker took home the 2007-08 AP Player of the Year award.

Thursday, April 03, 2008


They have arrived....


Who are we?!?!?!?


WE ARE............... U...CONN!!!!
More awards...(although this one was not unexpected)

Today UConn's Maya Moore was named the 2007-08 USBWA National Freshman of the Year (last years honors went to UConn's Tina Charles) and UConn head coach Geno Auriemma was named the 2007-08 USBWA National Coach of the Year (for the 3rd time). Moore was also named to the 10-member 2007-08 USBWA Women's All America Team.

2007-08 USBWA All America Team:
Sylvia Fowles, LSU
Amber Holt, Middle Tennessee
Crystal Langhorne, Maryland
Erlana Larkins, North Carolina
Angel McCoughtry, Louisville
Maya Moore, Connecticut
Courtney Paris, Oklahoma
Candace Parker, Tennessee
Kristi Toliver, Maryland
Candice Wiggins, Stanford

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

And the awards just keep rolling in for the nation's top freshman and UConn's Superstar. Today Maya Moore was named to the 2007-08 Wooden Award Women's All America Team. She is joined by all the members of the AP All America 1st Team which includes Fowles, Paris, last years Wooden Award winner Parker, and Wiggins.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008


Tampa, Tampa, Tampa....

2008 NCAA Women's Final Four here we come!!!!!

Sunday, April 6, 2008
1 Connecticut vs. 2 Stanford, ESPN 6:30 pm
1 Tennessee vs. 2 LSU, ESPN 9:00 pm
1 Connecticut Huskies (36-1, 18-1 BE)

Results: Connecticut 66, Rutgers 56
Player of the Game: Sr. PG Ketia Swanier
Defensive Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Stat of the Game: FT Shooting: UConn 19-21, Rutgers 3-5

2007-08 Greensboro Regional Champions!!!!

Greensboro Regional All-Tournament Team:
Maya Moore, Connecticut, MOP
Matee Ajavon, Rutgers
Essence Carson, Rutgers
Renee Montgomery, Connecticut
Epiphanny Prince, Rutgers
More History from UConn's Superstar Fr. Maya Moore. Today Moore was named to the 2007-08 Associated Press All America 1st Team becoming the first UConn freshman and only the second freshman ever (the other being Oklahoma's Courtney Paris) to receive this honor. Moore's teammates Jr. PG Renee Montgomery and So. C Tina Charles were both named to the 3rd Team. In a suprise twist, Sr. PF Charde Houston was named AP All America Honorable Mention.

2007-08 AP All America Teams:
1st Team:
Sr. C Sylvia Fowles, LSU
Fr. SF Maya Moore, Connecticut
Jr. C Courtney Paris, Oklahoma
Sr. PF Candace Parker, Tennessee
Sr. SG Candice Wiggins, Stanford

2nd Team:
Sr. C Crystal Langhorne, Maryland
Sr. PF Erland Larkins, North Carolina
Jr. SF Angel McCoughtry, Louisville
So. PG Andrea Riley, Oklahoma State
Jr. PG Kristi Toliver, Maryland

3rd Team:
So. C Tina Charles, Connecticut
Sr. SF Amber Holt, Middle Tennessee State
Sr. PG Leilani Mitchell, Utah
Jr. PG Renee Montgomery, Connecticut
So. SG Epiphanny Prince, Rutgers
Game notes (pdf) for today's NCAA tourney game vs. 2 Rutgers Scarlet Knights.

TV: ESPN (& ESPN360), 9:00 pm

Sunday, March 30, 2008

1 Connecticut Huskies (35-1, 18-1 BE)

Results: Connecticut 78, Old Dominion 63
Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Defensive Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Stat of the Game: FT Shooting: UConn 16-23, ODU 8-15
Game notes (pdf) for today's NCAA tourney game vs. 5 Old Dominion Lady Monarchs.

TV: ESPN (& ESPN360), 12:00 pm

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Connecticut's Jr. PG Renee Montgomery and So. C Tina Charles are among the 12 finalists for the 2007-08 State Farm Wade Trophy announced today by the WBCA. Noticably absent from the final list of 12 is UConn's phenom freshman Maya Moore who is not eligible for the award based solely on the fact that she is a freshman. I would love to see that be the case in men's college basketball for a National POTY award and the kind of controversy that would raise, but it's only women's college basketball so we brush it under the rug (STUPID RULE....WBCA....REALLY STUPID!!!!). She is still eligible for the 2007-08 State Farm (formerly Kodak) All America Team though.

The 12 Finalists:
Matee Ajavon, Rutgers
Essence Carson, Rutgers
Tina Charles, Connecticut
Sylvia Fowles, LSU
Crystal Langhorne, Maryland
Erlana Larkins, North Carolina
Angel McCoughtry, Louisville
Renee Montgomery, Connecticut
Courtney Paris, Oklahoma
Candace Parker, Tennessee
Kristi Toliver, Maryland
Candice Wiggins, Stanford

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

1 Connecticut Huskies (34-1, 18-1 BE)

Results: Connecticut 89, Texas 55
Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Defensive Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Stat of the Game: FG%: UConn 60.0%, Cornell 35.0%
Game notes (pdf) for today's NCAA tourney game vs. 8 Texas Longhorns.

TV: ESPN2 (& ESPN360), 9:30 pm

Monday, March 24, 2008

Today UConn head coach Geno Auriemma was named the 2007-08 Russell Athletic/WBCA D-I National Coach of the Year (for the 4th time) after leading his Connecticut Huskies team to the Number 1 overall seed in the 2008 NCAA Women's Tournament after two starters were lost for the season during the regular season (Jr. SF Kalana Greene and Sr. SG Mel Thomas).

Sunday, March 23, 2008

1 Connecticut Huskies (33-1, 18-1 BE)

Results: Connecticut 89, Cornell 47
Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Defensive Player of the Game: Sr. PG Ketia Swanier
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Stat of the Game: FG%: UConn 54.3%, Cornell 21.4%
Game notes (pdf) for today's NCAA tourney game vs. 16 Cornell Big Red.

TV: ESPN2 (& ESPN360), 7:00 pm

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

In recruiting news, UConn received its first verbal commitment of the 2008-09 season. 5'11 SG Kelly Farris out of Indiana committed to the Huskies over the weekend.

Monday, March 17, 2008

The 2008 Women's NCAA Tournament #1 Seeds:

1. Connecticut
2. North Carolina
3. Tennessee
4. Stanford

UConn will face 16th seeded Cornell on Sunday, March 23rd at 7:00pm on ESPN2 in Bridgeport, CT

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (32-1, 18-1 BE)

Results: Connecticut 65, Louisville 59
Player of the Game: Sr. PF Charde Houston
Defensive Player of the Game: Sr. PF Charde Houston
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Stat of the Game: Off Rebounds: UConn 14, Louisville 23

2008 Big East Tournament Champions!!!

2008 Big East Tournament Most Outstanding Player:
Sr. PF Charde Houston, Connecticut, MOP

2008 Big East All Tournament Team:
Jr. PF Candyce Bingham, Louisville
So. C Tina Charles, Connecticut
Jr. SF Angel McCoughtry, Louisville
Jr. PG Renee Montgomery, Connecticut
Sr. C Marcedes Walker, Pittsburgh
Game notes (pdf) for today's BE tourney game vs. 22/23 Louisville Cardinals.

TV: ESPN2, 7:00 pm

Monday, March 10, 2008

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (31-1, 17-1 BE)

Results: Connecticut 74, Pittsburgh 47
Player of the Game: So. C Tina Charles
Defensive Player of the Game: Jr. PG Renee Montgomery
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. PG Lorin Dixon
Stat of the Game: FG%: UConn 51.7%, Pittsburgh 28.8%
Game notes (pdf) for today's BE tourney game vs. Pittsburgh Panthers.

TV: ESPNU, 6:00 pm

Sunday, March 09, 2008

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (30-1, 16-1 BE)

Results: Connecticut 86, DePaul 67
Player of the Game: Sr. PF Charde Houston
Defensive Player of the Game: Jr. PG Renee Montgomery
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Stat of the Game: Rebounds: UConn 50, DePaul 32
Game notes (pdf) for today's BE tourney game vs. DePaul Blue Demons.

TV: ESPNU, 2:30 pm (Geno Show, CPTV, 1:30 pm )

Friday, March 07, 2008

HISTORY....BIG EAST HISTORY that is!!!!

The 2007-08 Big East awards were handed out tonight at the Big East banquet:

UConn Superfrosh Fr. SF Maya Moore was named both the 2007-08 BIG EAST Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year becoming the first ever player (male or female) to sweep both awards and obviously becoming the first freshman (male or female) to win the player of the year award. She also becomes the first ever true freshman to be named to the 2007-08 ALL-BIG EAST 1st Team. UConn Sr. PG Ketia Swanier was named the inaugural 2007-08 BIG EAST 6th Man of the Year.

BIG EAST PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Fr. SF Maya Moore, Connecticut
BIG EAST FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR - Fr. SF Maya Moore, Connecticut
BIG EAST CO-COACHES OF THE YEAR - Geno Auriemma, Connecticut and Quentin Hill, Syracuse
BIG EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Jr. SF Essence Carson, Rutgers
BIG EAST 6TH MAN OF THE YEAR - Sr. PG Ketia Swanier, Connecticut
BIG EAST MOST IMPROVED PLAYER - So. SG Epiphanny Prince, Rutgers
BIG EAST SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD - Sr. SG Meg Bulger, West Virginia
BIG EAST/A√ČROPOSTALE SCHOLAR-ATHLETE - Sr. SG Allie Quigley, DePaul

ALL BIG EAST 1st Team:
So. C Tina Charles, Connecticut
Jr.. PG Renee Montgomery, Connecticut
Fr. SF Maya Moore, Connecticut

ALL BIG EAST Honorable Mention:
Sr. PG Ketia Swanier, Connecticut

ALL BIG EAST Freshmen Team:
Fr. PG Lorin Dixon, Connecticut
Fr. SF Maya Moore, Connecticut

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Moore was named Big East Freshman of the Week today for the Big East record 10th time this season after averaging 21.3 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.7 bpg, and 2.3 spg while helping UConn to a 3-0 record for the week (2-0 vs. Top 5)...BUT this time she was also named....Big East Player of the Week becoming the FIRST EVER freshman to take such honors on the women's side and becoming the the 1st male or female freshman to sweep both weekly awards.

The million dollar question will be answered this Friday at the Big East awards banquet...has she done enough to convince the other coaches in the Big East that she is the BEST Player (not just Freshman) in the Big East and should win the 2007-08 Big East Player of the Year award.

My list is down to TWO:
1. Maya Moore, UConn OR
2. Angel McCoughtry, Louisville

Monday, March 03, 2008

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (29-1, 15-1 BE)

Results: Connecticut 66, Rutgers 46
Player of the Game: So. C Tina Charles
Defensive Player of the Game: Jr. PG Renee Montgomery
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Stat of the Game: TO's: UConn 8, Rutgers 14

2007-08 Big East Regular Season Champions!!!
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. 4/4 Rutgers Scarlet Knights.

TV: ESPN2, 7:00 pm

Saturday, March 01, 2008

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (28-1, 14-1 BE)

Results: Connecticut 77, DePaul 76
Player of the Game: Sr. PG Ketia Swanier
Defensive Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Stat of the Game: Pts. Off TOs (2nd Half): UConn 13, DePaul 3
Game notes (pdf) for today's game at DePaul Blue Demons.

TV: CPTV, 8:00 pm (Geno Show, 6:00 pm)

Monday, February 25, 2008

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (27-1, 13-1 BE)

Results: Connecticut 74, Louisiana State 69
Player of the Game: So. PF Kaili McLaren
Defensive Player of the Game: Sr. PG Ketia Swanier
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Stat of the Game: 2nd Chance Pts.: UConn 22, LSU 7
Moore was named Big East Freshman of the Week today for the Big East record 9th time this season after averaging a double-double with 24.5 ppg and 10.0 rpg while helping UConn to a 2-0 record in the Big East for the week. Now the question becomes...has she done enough to convince the other coaches in the Big East that she is the BEST Player (not just Freshman) in the Big East and should win the 2007-08 Big East Player of the Year award.

My Final Three Contenders (in order) are:
1. Maya Moore, UConn
2. Angel McCoughtry, Louisville
3. Epiphanny Prince, Rutgers
Game notes (pdf) for today's game at 6/6 Louisiana State Tigers.

TV: ESPN2, 7:00 pm

Saturday, February 23, 2008

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (26-1, 13-1 BE)

Results: Connecticut 98, St. John's 41
Co-Players of the Game: Sr. PG Ketia Swanier/Sr. PF Charde Houston
Defensive Player of the Game: Sr. PG Ketia Swanier
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Stat of the Game: Ast/TO Ratio: UConn 2.3, St. John's 0.4
Senior Night:

Thanks for 4 great years - Mel, Ketia, Charde, and Brittany!!! We will miss you!!! Let's go out with a win on April 8th!!!

Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. St. John's Red Storm.

TV: CPTV, 4:00 pm (Geno Show 3:00 pm)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (25-1, 12-1 BE)

Results: Connecticut 95, Marquette 63
Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Defensive Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Stat of the Game: Pts. in the Paint: UConn 52, Marquette 24
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. Marquette Golden Eagles.

TV: CPTV, 7:00 pm

Monday, February 18, 2008

Moore was named Big East Freshman of the Week today for the Big East record-breaking 8th time this season after averaging 19.5 ppg and 6.0 rpg while helping UConn to a 2-0 record in the Big East for the week. Moore broke fellow Husky Rebecca Lobo's record of 7 Freshman of the Week honors. I guess you can say now we will all be sitting on pins and needles waiting anxiously to find out who will win the 2007-08 Big East Freshman of the Year award.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

2/2 Connecticut Huskies (24-1, 11-1 BE)

Results: Connecticut 90, Pittsburgh 64
Player of the Game: Sr. PF Charde Houston
Defensive Player of the Game: Jr. PG Renee Montgomery
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Stat of the Game: Pts. in the Paint: UConn 52, Pitt 14
Game notes (pdf) for today's game at 18/18 Pittsburgh Panthers.

TV: ESPNU, 2:00 pm

Friday, February 15, 2008

For the 3rd consecutive year UConn has the National HS POTY. 6'4 SG Elena DelleDonne, a UConn signee, was named the 2007-08 State Farm/WBCA National HS Player of the Year. She was also named to the 2007-08 WBCA HS All America team along with fellow UConn signee 5'11 SG Tiffany Hayes and will play in the WBCA HS All America game during the 2008 NCAA Women's Final Four in Tampa, FL on April 5, 2008. Fellow UConn signees 5'10 PG Caroline Doty and 6'4 C Heather Buck were WBCA HS All America honorable mentions.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

2/2 Connecticut Huskies (23-1, 10-1 BE)

Results: Connecticut 80, Georgetown 48
Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Defensive Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Stat of the Game: 3-pt Shooting: UConn 10-20, Gtown 4-17
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. Georgetown Hoyas.

TV: CPTV, 7:30 pm (Geno Show 7:00 pm)

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Think Pink.....Fans are encouraged to come dressed in the color pink for the UConn/ Georgetown game Feb. 12th at Gampel (2-for-1 tickets are available for the game and the 1st 3,500 fans will receive free pink t-shirts sponsored by Nerac).

Join the 800 programs as they do their part in helping raise breast cancer awareness and money for the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund launched this past November by the inspirational NC State head coach Kay Yow.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (22-1, 9-1 BE)

Results: Connecticut 82, Seton Hall 36
Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Defensive Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Stat of the Game: Points Off TOs: UConn 36, Seton Hall 2
Game notes (pdf) for today's game at Seton Hall Pirates.

TV: CPTV, 2:00 pm (Geno Show 1:00 pm)

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Thomas was named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District I First Team today for boasting a 3.52 grade point average while majoring in business. This marks her second consecutive CoSIDA Academic All-District I selection, after earning second team All-District I recognition as a junior. Thomas is now eligible to be named to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Team, which will be announced Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (21-1, 8-1 BE)

Results: Rutgers 73, Connecticut 71
Player of the Game: So. SG Epiphanny Prince
Defensive Player of the Game: So. SG Epiphanny Prince
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Stat of the Game: Free Throws: Rutgers 20-22, UConn 8-9
Game notes (pdf) for today's game at 7/7 Rutgers Scarlet Knights.

TV: CSTV, 7:00 pm

Monday, February 04, 2008

Moore was named Big East Freshman of the Week today for the Big East record-tying 7th time this season after averaging 19.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg, and 2.5 apg while helping UConn to a 2-0 record in the Big East for the week. Moore ties fellow Husky Rebecca Lobo for the most Freshman of the Week honors in Big East women's basketball history.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (21-0, 8-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 80, Providence 54
Player of the Game: Sr. PG Ketia Swanier
Defensive Player of the Game: So. C Tina Charles
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. PG Lorin Dixon
Stat of the Game: Points in the Paint: UConn 42, Providence 8
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. Providence Friars.

TV: CPTV, 7:00 pm (Geno Show 6:oo pm)

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (20-0, 7-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 71, South Florida 48
Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Defensive Player of the Game: Jr. PG Renee Montgomery
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Stat of the Game: Rebounds: UConn 36, South Florida 39
Moore and Charles were named as two of the 31 mid-season candidates for the 2007-08 Naismith National Player of the Year Award as well as two of the 30 mid-season candidates for the 2007-08 Wooden Nation Player of the Year Award. Charles and Montgomery are finalists for the 2007-08 State Farm Wade Trophy (the highest honor among women's basketball awards) and if your wondering why UConn's best player isn't joining them on the list ask the dopes who created the NO FRESHMAN ALLOWED rule as the reason for Moore's absence.
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. South Florida Bulls.

TV: CPTV, 7:00 pm

Monday, January 28, 2008

Moore was named Big East Freshman of the Week today for the 6th time this season after averaging 17 ppg, 5 rpg, 2.5 apg, 2 spg while helping UConn to a 2-0 record against #3UNC and #16 Notre Dame.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (19-0, 6-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 81, Notre Dame 64
Player of the Game: Sr. PG Ketia Swanier
Defensive Player of the Game: Sr. PG Ketia Swanier
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Stat of the Game: Pts in the Paint: UConn 26, Notre Dame 16
Game notes (pdf) for today's game at 16/16 Notre Dame Fightin' Irish.

TV: ESPN2, 7:00 pm

Monday, January 21, 2008

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (18-0, 5-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 82, North Carolina 71
Co-Players of the Game: Sr. PF Charde Houston/Jr. PG Renee Montgomery
Defensive Player of the Game: So. C Tina Charles
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Stat of the Game: Pts Off TOs: UConn 33, UNC 16
Moore was named Big East Freshman of the Week today for the 5th time this season after averaging 17 ppg, 14 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.5 spg, and 1 bpg while helping UConn to a 2-0 record in the Big East for the week.
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. 3/3 North Carolina Tar Heels.

TV: ESPN2, 7:00 pm

Saturday, January 19, 2008

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (17-0, 5-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 86, Cincinnati 49
Player of the Game: Jr. PG Renee Montgomery
Defensive Player of the Game: So. PF Kaili McLaren
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. PG Lorin Dixon
Stat of the Game: Rebounds: UConn 52, Cincinnati 30
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. Cincinnati Bearcats.

TV: CPTV, 12:00 pm (Geno Show 11:00 am)

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

And the NIGHTMARE known as the TORN ACL continues....


This time it is Sr. SG Mel Thomas who tore both her ACL and MCL in her right knee. Her career at UConn is OVER and I want to throw up...literally BIG CHUNKS. No surgery is set as of yet.

My heart breaks for Mel and her family and teammates. She optimized what it meant to wear Connecticut across your jersey. She played all out---all the time---and she will be missed, not only on the court but as a UConn Husky!!! We love you Mel and wish you a 150% fast and full recovery!!!
And we continue to wait on word regarding Mel's knee..........

6pm, 9pm........someone just tell us something but ONLY GOOD, PLEASE!!!!
Mel Thomas injured her right knee last night with two minutes to go in the game as the rest of the UConn Huskies fought off the pesky Orange of Syracuse to win 65-59. The extent of her knee injury will be determined after an MRI in done this morning in CT.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (16-0, 4-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 65, Syracuse 59
Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Defensive Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Stat of the Game: TOs: UConn 23, Syracuse 12
Game notes (pdf) for today's game at Syracuse Orange.

TV: CPTV, 7:00 pm

Monday, January 14, 2008

Moore was named Big East Freshman of the Week today for the 4th time this season after averaging 24 ppg, 4 rpg, and 4 apg while helping UConn to a 2-0 record in the Big East for the week.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (15-0, 3-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 92, Louisville 71
Player of the Game: Sr. PG Ketia Swanier
Defensive Player of the Game: Sr. PG Ketia Swanier
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Stat of the Game: 3pt FGs: UConn 11, Louisville 2
Game notes (pdf) for today's game at Louisville Cardinals.

TV: CPTV, 4:00 pm

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (14-0, 2-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 84, West Virginia 48
Player of the Game: So. C Tina Charles
Defensive Player of the Game: So. C Tina Charles
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Stat of the Game: Fast Break Pts: UConn 15, West Virginia 0
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. 16/16 West Virginia Mountaineers.

TV: CPTV, 7:30 pm (Geno Show 7:00 pm)

Sunday, January 06, 2008

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (13-0, 1-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 100, Purdue 50
Player of the Game: So. C Tina Charles
Defensive Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Stat of the Game: Bench Pts: UConn 42, Purdue 15
Game notes (pdf) for today's game at Purdue Boilermakers.

TV: CBS, 1:30 pm

Thursday, January 03, 2008

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (12-0, 1-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 88, Villanova 38
Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Defensive Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Stat of the Game: Rebounds: UConn 57, Villanova 17
Game notes (pdf) for today's game at Villanova Wildcats.

TV: CPTV, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!