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)