Thursday, December 30, 2010

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (12-1, 2-0 BE)

Results: Stanford 71, Connecticut 59
Player of the Game: Sr. G Jeanette Pohlen (31p, 9r, 6a, 1s, 40m)
Def. Player of the Game: Sr. W Kayla Pedersen (8dr, 2s, 40m)
Fr. Player of the Game: Fr. G Bria Hartley (14p, 7r, 2a, 1s, 38m)
Stat of the Game: Pts. in the Paint: UConn 14, Stanford 28

Summary: Connecticut's record 90-game winning streak in women's basketball ended Thursday night when Stanford outplayed the Huskies from the start in a 71-59 victory at Maples Pavilion - where the Cardinal have their own streak going. Stanford hasn't lost in 52 games at home. The Cardinal took an early 13-point lead, never trailed and didn't let the mighty Huskies back in it after halftime in this one. They kept pounding the ball inside and banging the boards. UConn fans accustomed to watching coach Geno Auriemma's team blow past opponents hadn't seen a loss since the 2008 NCAA semifinals - Stanford got the Huskies that time, too, 82-73 in the Final Four at Tampa, Fla. These teams have a bit of a history. Last season, Stanford almost beat Maya Moore and UConn in the national championship game before losing 53-47. That the Cardinal won in the rematch shouldn't have been a total surprise. Stanford was unbeatable at home, had given the Huskies fits in past meetings, and UConn came close to losing to then-No. 2 Baylor last month. Jeanette Pohlen hit five 3-pointers on the way to a career-high 31 points for the Cardinal (9-2). Moore couldn't find a rhythm until it was too late, held to 14 points on 5-of-15 shooting.
Game notes (pdf) for today's game at 9/8 Stanford Cardinal (8-2)

Location: Maples Pavilion (Palo Alto, CA)
Time: 9:00pm (ET)
TV: ESPN2
Internet: ESPN3
Radio: UConn Radio Network/WTIC
Live Stats: GameTracker

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (12-0, 2-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 85, Pacific 42
Player of the Game: So. C Heather Buck (11p, 8r, 2a, 1s, 2b, 17m)
Def. Player of the Game: Sr. W Maya Moore (4dr, 6s, 2b, 27m)
Fr. Player of the Game: Fr. F Samarie Walker (9p, 9r, 3a, 1s, 21m)
Stat of the Game: 2nd Chance Pts.: UConn 27, Pacific 2

Summary: UConn All-American Maya Moore had 17pts. and 8rebs. as UConn earned its 90th straight victory with an 85-42 lopsided win over Pacific. UConn was solid and methodical in its first game since topping the 88-game winning streak set by John Wooden's UCLA men's team from 1971-74 by beating No. 22 Florida State 93-62 on Dec. 21. Jordan Rogers led scrappy but overmatched Pacific (3-10) with 11 points. The Tigers committed 22 turnovers, shot 27.8 percent and gave up a 30-2 second-half run. Kelly Faris added 14pts., 5rebs., and 7asts. while Fr. Bria Hartley scored 13pts. and Tiffany Hayes added 12. So. Heather Buck had a career-high 11pts. and 8rebs. off the bench.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Today UConn All-American Maya Moore was named the Big East Player of the Week for the third time this season after leading UConn to its NCAA-record 89th consecutive victory over Florida State by scoring a career-high 41pts to go along with 10rebs, 3asts, 1stl, and 3blks. It was also Moore's 43rd career double-double. Fr. Bria Hartley was named to the Big East Weekly Honor Roll after she scored a career-high 21pts. in UConn’s victory against Florida State on 8-of-10 shooting from the field, including 5-of-6 from 3-point range.
Game notes (pdf) for today's game at Pacific Tigers (3-9)

Location: Spanos Center (Stockton, CA)
Time: 10:00pm (ET)
TV: CPTV
Internet: CPTV Hoop Streams
Radio: UConn Radio Network/WTIC
Live Stats: GameTracker

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (11-0, 2-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 93, Florida State 62
Player of the Game: Sr. W Maya Moore (41p, 10r, 3a, 1s, 3b, 38m)
Def. Player of the Game: Sr. W Maya Moore (7dr, 1s, 3b, 38m)
Fr. Player of the Game: Fr. G Bria Hartley (21p, 3r, 1a, 1s, 28m)
Stat of the Game: FG%: UConn 63.5%, FSU 42%

Summary: 89...and counting!!! WOW...Double WOW!!! UConn All-American Maya Moore scored a career-high 41 points as UConn now owns the longest win streak in college basketball history with 89 consecutive victories. UConn easily defeated Florida State 93-62 in front of a sold out crowd of 16,294 at the XL Center on Tuesday night. The Huskies topped the 88-game win streak by John Wooden's UCLA men's team from 1971-74, which they tied on Sunday, Dec. 19 in an 81-50 victory over Ohio State. With tonight's win, UConn improves to 11-0 on the year and extends its home win streak to 69 consecutive games to tie the mark held by its own program (2000-04) and Tennessee (1991-96). Moore was 15-of-24 from the floor and 10-of-11 from the charity stripe as she netted 41 points in 38 minutes. Her 15-made field goals were also a career-high, while her 10 rebounds on the night gave the senior her 43rd career double-double. Fr. Bria Hartley finished the game with a career-high 21 points as she hit 5-of-6 attempts from three-point land. Jr. Tiffany Hayes handed out a season-high seven assists, while adding 14 points.
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. 22/20 Florida State Seminoles (9-2)

Location: XL Center (Hartford, CT)
Time: 7:00pm (ET)
TV: ESPN2
Internet: ESPN3
Radio: UConn Radio Network/WTIC
Live Stats: GameTracker

Monday, December 20, 2010

UConn freshman Bria Hartley was named the Big East Freshman of the Week for the 3rd time in four weeks after helping UConn defeat 11/10 Ohio State with 13pts., 3rebs., 5asts., and 1stl. in 36mins. in front of her NYC home crowd at Madison Square Garden in the Maggie Dixon Classic. UConn Jr. All-American Tiffany Hayes was named to the Big East Weekly Honor Roll after leading the Huskies in the victory over 11/10 Ohio State with 26pts., 6rebs., 4asts., 4stls., and 2blks. in 35mins.
Today USA Basketball annouced that UConn & USA Women's National Team Head Coach Geno Auriemma has been named one of the co-recipients of the 2010 USA Basketball National Coach of the Year Award along with Duke & USA Men's National Team Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski.

Named the 2009-12 USA Women's National Team head coach in April 2009, Auriemma captured a 9-0 record and a gold-medal finish in his first major international competition as the USA National Team head mentor at the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women Sept. 23 - Oct. 3 in Ostrava and Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. Despite finalizing the team just two days before the start of World Championship play and having just one practice together as the official 12-member squad, the USA averaged an impressive 96.2 ppg. and won its games by an average margin of 35.1 points per contest. The USA ranked first in nine and second in seven of the 21 major team statistical categories, including No. 1 rankings in points scored (866), points averaged, scoring margin, field goal percentage (.549), rebounding margin (+18.0), assists (15.3 apg.) and steals (15.9 spg.). Featuring 11 players who scored between 12.0 and 5.1 points per game, the Americans held opponents to an average of just 61.1 points per game and a cold 38.5 shooting percentage overall.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (10-0, 2-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 81, Ohio State 50
Player of the Game: Jr. G Tiffany Hayes (26p, 6r, 4a, 4s, 2b, 35m)
Def. Player of the Game: So. G Kelly Faris (8dr, 1s, 2b, 33m)
Fr. Player of the Game: Fr. C Stefanie Dolson (4p, 15r, 2a, 1s, 3b, 25m)
Stat of the Game: Pts. in the Paint: UConn 48, Ohio State 22

Summary: One Word...WOW!!!! This team never ceases to amaze. What a fabulous group of young women! UConn Jr. All-American candidate Tiffany Hayes scored 26 points and Sr. All-American Maya Moore added 22 to help the Huskies easily rout Ohio State, 81-50, in the Maggie Dixon Classic at Madison Square Garden before a crowd of 15,232 - the second-biggest for a women's game at Madison Square Garden. Coincidentally, the win came against Auriemma's good friend, Jim Foster, who gave him his coaching start. Auriemma was an assistant for the girls team under Foster back when both were at Bishop McDevitt High School in Philadelphia. When Foster got the St. Joseph's women's basketball job in 1978-79 he brought along Auriemma as an assistant coach. Neither could have imagined that 35 years later they would be facing each other at MSG with so much at stake. Ohio State's Sr. All-American Jantel Lavender came into the game leading the nation in scoring with 26.6 points a game, but was held to just 14pts. This was the fifth annual Maggie Dixon Classic honoring the former Army women's basketball coach, who died on April 6, 2006, of arrhythmia, likely caused by an enlarged heart.
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. 11/10 Ohio State Buckeyes (8-1)

Event: Maggie Dixon Classic
Location: Madison Square Garden (New York City, NY)
Time: 2:30pm (ET)
TV: ESPNU
Internet: ESPN3
Radio: UConn Radio Network/WTIC
Live Stats: N/A

Monday, December 13, 2010

Today UConn All-American Maya Moore was named the Big East Player of the Week after leading UConn to victory over Marquette by scoring a season-high 31pts. to go along with 8rebs., 3asts., 4stls., and 5blks. Moore was 12-of-18 from the floor, including 4-of-6 from 3-pt. land.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (9-0, 2-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 79, Marquette 47
Player of the Game: Sr. W Maya Moore (31p, 8r, 3a, 4s, 5b, 34m)
Def. Player of the Game: Sr. W Maya Moore (6dr, 4s, 5b, 34m)
Fr. Player of the Game: Fr. F Samarie Walker (2p, 13r, 1s, 1b, 19m)
Stat of the Game: Blocks: UConn 11, Marquette 2

Summary: UConn Sr. All-American Maya Moore scored a season-high 31pts. and tied a career-high with 5blks. as the Huskies defeated Marquette, 79-47. Jr. Tiffany Hayes and Fr. Bria Hartley each chipped in 16pts while Fr. Samarie Walker came off the bench to led all players with a career-high 13rebs.
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. ARV Marquette Golden Eagles (7-1, 0-0 BE)

Location: Gampel Pavilion (Storrs, CT)
Time: 7:30pm (ET)
TV: CPTV (Geno Show, 6:30pm)
Internet: CPTV Hoop Streams
Radio: UConn Radio Network/WTIC
Live Stats: Gametracker

Sunday, December 05, 2010

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

Results: Connecticut 86, Sacred Heart 32
Player of the Game: Sr. W Maya Moore (17p, 7r, 5a, 3b, 21m)
Def. Player of the Game: Jr. G Tiffany Hayes (3dr, 2s, 1b, 26m)
Fr. Player of the Game: Fr. F Samarie Walker (11p, 4r, 3s, 16m)
Stat of the Game: Rebounds: UConn 50, Sacred Heart 14

Summary: UConn Sr. All-American and 2-time Wade Trophy winner, Maya Moore became the school's all-time scoring leader as the Huskies improved to 8-0 on the year as they beat Sacred Heart 86-32. Moore, who entered the contest needing eight points to tie Tina Charles' record of 2,346 career points, tallied her record-breaking 2,347th -point at the 12:42 mark of the first half to surpass Charles, who held the top spot since last season. She went a perfect 7-of-7 in the first frame as she finished the day with 17 points on 8-of-9 shooting from the floor and added seven rebounds, five assists and three blocked shots. Moore now has 2,355 career points in 124 career games. Congrats, Maya...you simply are the best!!! UConn All-American candidate Tiffany Hayes led the Huskies in scoring with 18pts. while Fr. Lauren Engeln game off the bench and scored a career-high 8pts. in a career-high 15mins.
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. Sacred Heart Pioneers (3-3)

Location: XL Center (Hartford, CT)
Time: 1:00pm (ET)
TV: CPTV
Internet: CPTV Hoop Streams
Radio: UConn Radio Network/WTIC
Live Stats: Gametracker

Thursday, December 02, 2010

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

Results: Connecticut 80, South Florida 54
Player of the Game: Sr. W Maya Moore (14p, 5r, 6a, 1s, 25m)
Def. Player of the Game: So. G Kelly Faris (6dr, 2s, 34m)
Fr. Player of the Game: Fr. C Stefanie Dolson (16p, 3r, 1a, 2b, 21m)
Stat of the Game: FTs: UConn 27-36, USF 11-14

Summary: In a very physical game, Fr. Stefanie Dolson scored a career-high 16pts. to help UConn start Big East play with an 80-54 victory over South Florida. Fellow freshman, Bria Hartley, came off the bench to score 13pts. All-American Maya Moore and All-American candidate Tiffany Hayes combined for 26pts. on 3-of-17 shooting from the field, but made up for their lack of scoring from the field by combining to go 19-23 from the FT line. Moore scored 14pts. in total, moving within nine points of passing Tina Charles to become the Huskies' career scoring leader. The three-time All-American missed seven of the eight shots she took from the field, but went 11 for 12 from the foul line and had a team-high six assists.
Game notes (pdf) for today's game at South Florida Bulls (5-3, 0-0 BE)

Location: USF Sun Dome (Tampa, FL)
Time: 7:00pm (ET)
TV: CPTV (Geno Show, 6pm)
Internet: CPTV Hoop Streams
Radio: UConn Radio Network/WTIC
Live Stats: GoUSFBulls

Monday, November 29, 2010

UConn freshman Bria Hartley was named the Big East Freshman of the Week for the 2nd consecutive week after helping UConn to 3-0 record for the week by averaged 14ppg, 2.7rpg and 5apg. She shot 48.1 percent from the floor and connected on 9-of-17 from 3-point range for 52.9 percent. UConn Sr. All-American Maya Moore was named to the Big East Weekly Honor Roll after leading UConn with 25ppg and 8.3rpg.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (6-0)

Results: Connecticut 81, LSU 51
Player of the Game: Sr. W Maya Moore (26p, 12r, 1a, 2b, 37m)
Def. Player of the Game: Sr. W Maya Moore (7dr, 2b, 37m)
Fr. Player of the Game: Fr. G Bria Hartley (15p, 3r, 5a, 3s, 35m)
Stat of the Game: Rebounds: UConn 46, LSU 28

Summary: All-American candidate Tiffany Hayes scored 20 points and dished out a season-high seven assists as UConn downed LSU 81-51 the final game of the World Vision Challenge. All-American Maya Moore registered her 42nd career double-double as she shot 11-of-18 from the field for 26 points, while she pulled down 12 rebounds. With her 12 boards, Moore has now grabbed 1,009 career rebounds to become the fourth player in the history of the program to record over 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in her career, joining Tina Charles, Rebecca Lobo and Jamelle Elliot on that list. She is also the third player in UConn history to record 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds (Lobo and Charles).
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. LSU Tigers (4-3).

Event: World Vision Challenge
Location: Gampel Pavilion (Storrs, CT)
Time: 4:30pm (ET)
TV: CPTV
Internet: CPTV Hoop Streams
Radio: UConn Radio Network/WTIC
Live Stats: GameTracker

Saturday, November 27, 2010

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (5-0)

Results: Connecticut 81, Leigh 38
Player of the Game: Sr. W Maya Moore (29p, 5r, 4a, 4s, 1b, 28m)
Def. Player of the Game: Jr. G Tiffany Hayes (7dr, 2s, 1b, 31m)
Fr. Player of the Game: Fr. F Samarie Walker (11p, 7r, 2a, 1s, 2b, 25m)
Stat of the Game: Halftime: Maya Moore 24, Leigh 19

Summary: UConn All-American Maya Moore (yet again) led the Huskies' as she netted 29pts. and added 5r/4a/4s/1b as UConn disposed of Leigh 81-38 in game two of the 3-day World Vision Challenge. Freshman Samarie Walker got her first career start and scored 11pts. and 7rebs while Tiffany Hayes added 14pts. and 9rebs.
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. Leigh Mountain Hawks (1-4).

Event: World Vision Challenge
Location: Gampel Pavilion (Storrs, CT)
Time: 7:30pm (ET)
TV: CPTV
Internet: CPTV Hoop Streams
Radio: UConn Radio Network/WTIC
Live Stats: GameTracker

Friday, November 26, 2010

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (4-0)

Results: Connecticut 86, Howard 25
Player of the Game: Sr. W Maya Moore (20p, 8r, 5a, 2s, 1b, 22m)
Def. Player of the Game: So G Kelly Faris (3dr, 3s, 1b, 25m)
Fr. Player of the Game: Fr. G Bria Hartley (16p, 4r, 6a, 2s, 27m)
Stat of the Game: Pts. in the Paint: UConn 44, Howard 4

Summary: UConn All-American Maya Moore (once again) led the Huskies' charge as she netted 20pts. and added 8p/5a/2s/1b as UConn easily routed Howard 86-25 in game one of the 3-day World Vision Challenge. Freshman Bria Hartley scored 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting as she recorded a career-high four 3-pointers in six attempts. The freshman added six assists on the night. Fellow freshman Stefanie Dolson scored a career-high 13 points while So. Heather Buck also recorded a career-high with eight points as she finished a perfect 2-of-2 from the floor and 4-of-4 from the charity stripe.
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. Howard Bison (2-3).

Event: World Vision Challenge
Location: Gampel Pavilion (Storrs, CT)
Time: 7:30pm (ET)
TV: CPTV
Internet: CPTV Hoop Streams
Radio: UConn Radio Network/WTIC
Live Stats: GameTracker

Monday, November 22, 2010

Today UConn swept the first Big East weekly honors of the season (which is a rare feat for UConn players). UConn All-American Maya Moore was named the Big East Player of the Week after leading UConn with 27ppg, 7rpg, 4.3apg, 3.7spg, 1bpg while helping the Huskies to a 65-64 victory of 2/2 Baylor. She had back-to-back 30-pt. games with 30pts. vs. Baylor and 30pts. during her homecoming game in Atlanta, GA against Georgia Tech. UConn freshman Bria Hartley was named the Big East Freshman of the Week after making her first career start and scoring 8 of UConn final 10 points in the 1-pt come from behind victory over 2/2 Baylor as well as scoring 18pts. in her collegiate debut at home in a win vs. Holy Cross and 15pts. in her road debut in a win vs. Georgia Tech.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (3-0)

Results: Connecticut 71, Georgia Tech 51
Player of the Game: Sr. W Maya Moore (30p, 8r, 4a, 2s, 2b, 39m)
Def. Player of the Game: Sr W Maya Moore (5dr, 2s, 2b, 39m)
Fr. Player of the Game: Fr. G Bria Hartley (15p, 3a, 2s, 39m)
Stat of the Game: Pts. Off TO's: UConn 23, Georgia Tech 11

Summary: UConn All-American Maya Moore made her homecoming with 30 points as the Huskies defeated Georgia Tech, 71-51. Moore returned to the city where she honed her marvelous game. The three-time All-American played in gyms around Atlanta and came to national prominence as a star at suburban Collins Hill High School. When it came time to pick a college, Moore headed north to join the powerhouse of women's college basketball, but UConn Head Coach Geno Auriemma made sure to schedule a home-and-home series with Georgia Tech, allowing Moore to play before the home folks her senior year. They came out in droves for the game at Alexander Memorial Coliseum, giving the Yellow Jackets the largest women's crowd (7,325) in school history. Moore's cheering contingent included dozens of fans wearing blue T-shirts that had "Maya's Family & Friends" emblazoned across the front. Her mother, Kathryn, was sitting right behind the UConn bench, waving a blue-and-white pompon. Across the way, a group held up giant placards that spelled "Welcome Home Maya." Freshman Bria Hartley added 15 points to go along with 3a/2s.
Game notes (pdf) for today's game at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-1).

Location: Alexander Memorial Coliseum (Atlanta, GA)
Time: 2:00pm (ET)
TV: CPTV (Geno Show, 1pm)
Internet: CPTV Hoop Streams
Radio: UConn Radio Network/WTIC
Live Stats: GameTracker

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

This just in...

Today 6'2 F Morgan Tuck (Bolingbrook, IL), ranked 5th and 12th in the H.S. Class of 2012 by BlueStar and ESPN HoopGurlz, respectively, orally committed to play for the Huskies this afternoon, according to her Bolingbrook High Head Coach Tony Smith. She was on hand for First Night at Gampel Pavilion on Oct. 15th. She was also in attendance at the XL Center yesterday to take in the 1 vs. 2 matchup between UConn and Baylor. Tuck, who became the first freshman to be named Illinois Ms. Basketball in 2009, has led #4 Bolingbrook to back-to-back state 4A Titles. She averaged 19 points and 10 rebounds last season after returning from a torn ACL injury. Look for her to move even higher in the recruit rankings if she is able to remain healthy. She chose UConn over Duke, Illinois, and Tennessee and is the first player to commit to the Huskies from the H.S. Class of 2012. Welcome to Storrs, Morgan!!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (2-0)

Results: Connecticut 65, Baylor 64
Player of the Game: Sr. W Maya Moore (30p, 7r, 2a, 6s, 1b, 40m)
Def. Player of the Game: So. C Brittney Griner, Baylor (6dr, 1s, 9b, 40m)
Fr. Player of the Game: Fr. G Bria Hartley (9p, 4r, 3a, 1s, 34m)
Stat of the Game: Turnovers: UConn 15, Baylor 24

Summary: UConn All-American Maya Moore played like it tonight as she scored 30 points, leading the Huskies to a 65-64 victory over Baylor. She added 7r, 2a, and 6s as well. Tiffany Hayes chipped in 16pts. and 4asts. Down the stretch, freshman Bria Hartley was the game-changer for the Huskies as she tallied eight of her nine points, hitting two 3-pointers and connecting on a layup in the final 3:56 of the contest. Her second 3-pointer gave UConn a 63-60 lead with just over two minutes to go before Jones' made field goal and then Moore's late jumper. With the game on the line in the final minutes of tonight's contest, Moore hit a jumper in the lane at the 1:16 mark to give UConn a 65-62 lead. Baylor missed its next attempt down the floor but grabbed the rebound to set up a Melissa Jones' layup to bring the Lady Bears to within one. With seven seconds on the clock, Moore missed a jumper as Jones grabbed the rebound but Baylor could not get a shot off before time on the clock expired, giving UConn the one-point victory. Tonight marked the 15th time UConn has played in a game featuring the top-two ranked teams in the Associated Press top-25 poll. With the win, UConn moves to 13-2 all-time in those games and now is 10-1 when ranked #1 in the country in those contests.
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. 2/2 Baylor Lady Bears (3-0).

Event: State Farm Tip-Off Classic
Location: XL Center (Hartford, CT)
Time: 6:00pm (ET)
TV: ESPN2
Internet: ESPN3
Radio: UConn Radio Network/WTIC
Live Stats: GameTracker

Sunday, November 14, 2010

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (1-0)

Results: Connecticut 117, Holy Cross 37
Player of the Game: Jr. G Tiffany Hayes (32p, 5r, 2a, 1s, 26m)
Def. Player of the Game: So. G Kelly Faris (7dr, 3b, 30m)
Fr. Player of the Game: Fr. G Bria Hartley (18p, 3r, 4a, 1s, 29m)
Stat of the Game: Halftime: Tiffany Hayes 30, Holy Cross 30

Summary: Today UConn unveiled its 7th NCAA Title banner and Tiffany Hayes netted a career-high 32 points as the 2-time defending champs rolled over Holy Cross, 117-37. Hayes' tallied 30 points in the first half, marking a UConn record for most points scored in a half. Her 12-made FG's also marked a career-high. At the 17:54 mark in the second half, Maya Moore moved into sole possession of second place on UConn's all-time scoring list as she surpassed Kerry Bascomb (2,177) and Nykesha Sales (2,178) with 21 points in today's contest. Moore now has 2,189 in 117 career games and is 157 points shy of former teammate Tina Charles' record of 2,346. Five UConn players registered double figures, while freshmen Bria Hartley and Samarie Walker came off the bench to score 18 and 12 points, respectively, in their collegiate debuts. Kelly Faris tallied 15 points and camevery close to a triple-double with 7 assists and a game-high 9 rebounds.
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. Holy Cross Crusaders (0-1).

Event: National Championship #7 Banner Presentation (preceeds tip off)
Location: Gampel Pavilion (Storrs, CT)
Time: 2:00pm (ET)
TV: CPTV
Internet: CPTV Hoop Streams
Radio: UConn Radio Network/WTIC
Live Stats: GameTracker

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (0-0)

Results: Connecticut 100, Indiana (PA) 41
Player of the Game: Fr. F Samarie Walker (22p, 15r, 1a, 1b, 18m)
Def. Player of the Game: Sr. W Maya Moore (5r, 4s, 1b, 28m)
Fr. Player of the Game: Fr. F Samarie Walker (22p, 15r, 1a, 1b, 18m)
Stat of the Game: Rebounds: UConn 53 (Walker 15), Indiana 14

Summary: Fr. Samarie Walker posted a game-high 22 points and had more rebounds (15) than the entire Indiana (PA) team and Fr. Bria Hartley added 18p/7a as UConn defeated Indiana (PA), 100-41, in their second exhibition game of the season. Hartley got her first start of the season and offense was firing on all cylinders early as the Huskies converted on each of their first 11 attempts from the field, including all three attempts from deep. The Huskies are back in action on Sunday, November 14 when the team opens the 2010-11 regular season against Holy Cross. Game time is set for 2 p.m. (CPTV) at Gampel Pavilion and the contest will be preceded with the unveiling of the 2009-10 National Championship Banner.
Today the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team received three national letters of intent during the early signing period as announced by head coach Geno Auriemma. Brianna Banks, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Kiah Stokes have signed NLI’s and will join the program for the 2011-12 season. Welcome (officially) to Storrs, Ladies!!!!

5'9 G Brianna Banks (Newnan, GA)
Honored as a First Team All-Metro selection by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution following the 2009-10 season … Honored as the 2010 Coweta County Player of the Year by the Times-Herald … Averaged 16.5 points per game during her junior campaign.

6'0 W Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (Anaheim, CA)
Averaged 22.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game and was honored as California’s Gatorade Player of the Year following her sophomore season at Mater Dei High in Santa Ana, Calif. … shot 58 percent from the floor, including 52 percent from long-range, en route to leading Mater Dei High School to a No. 1 national ranking and a 32-1 record … A member of Team USA’s U16 Team, which won the FIBA Americas U16 Championship. Mosqueda-Lewis led the team in scoring at 14 points per game … Honored as a 2010 USA Today All-USA First Team pick and made the Third Team in 2009 ... Selected to the Parade All-America First Team in both 2009 and 2010 … Averaged 15.6 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game during her freshman year at Mater Dei.

6'3 C Kiah Stokes (Marion, IA)
Iowa’s 2010 Gatorade State Player of the year … Enters the 2010-11 season having compiled 1,079 points, 867 rebounds and 374 blocks … Averaged 19.9 points, 13.5 rebounds and 5.8 blocks per game en route to helping Linn-Mar High School post a 26-0 record and take home an Iowa 4A State Title … Shot 65 percent from the field in 2009-10 … A 2010 Parade All-America Fourth Team selection … Selected to the Iowa Newspaper Association All-State First Team in 2009 and 2010 … Averaged 5.8 points and 3.3 rebounds in 13.5 minutes per game to help the US post a 5-0 record and gold medal at the 2009 FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Mexico City … Named to the 2010 United State Women’s Youth Olympic Games Team.
Game notes (pdf) for today's exhibition game vs. Indiana (PA) (DII).

Location: XL Center (Hartford, CT)
Time: 7:00pm (ET)
TV: none
Internet: HuskyVision
Radio: UConn Radio Network/WTIC
Live Stats: GameTracker

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Today UConn All-American Maya Moore and Tiffany Hayes have each been selected to the 2010-11 Naismith Award Preseason Watch List as announced by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. The winner will be announced during the 2011 Final Four in Indianapolis, IN in April. Both Moore and Hayes also earned a spot on the Wooden Award Preseason Watch List.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (0-0)

Results: Connecticut 112, Franklin Pierce 41
Player of the Game: Sr. W Maya Moore (24p, 4r, 7a, 4s, 23m)
Def. Player of the Game: So. G Kelly Faris (6r, 5s, 30m)
Fr. Player of the Game: Fr. F Samarie Walker (10p, 9r, 1a, 1s, 1b, 17m)
Stat of the Game: A/TO Ratio: UConn 28/14, FPU 9/31

Summary: Behind its two best players, Jr. G Tiffany Hayes (25p, 4r, 2a) and Sr. All-American F Maya Moore (24p, 4r, 7a, 4s), the UConn women's basketball team cruised to a 112-41 exhibition victory over Franklin Pierce on Thursday night in Gampel Pavilion. Six Huskies, including four starters, finished tonight's exhibition in double-digit scoring as UConn came away with a commanding 71-point win. Fr. F Samarie Walker (10p, 9r) and Fr. G Bria Hartley (14p, 6a) ushered in a new era for the Huskies a they led the way off the bench for the talent new class of freshmen.
Recruiting News!!!

Today UConn received its final verbal commitment from the HS Sr. Class of 2011 in 6'3 C Kiah Stokes (Iowa). Stokes announed her decision at a press conference at her high school today choosing UConn over Georgia, Iowa, Maryland, and Tennessee. Her verbal brings UConn's freshman class for 2011 to three which already includes 6'0 W Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (CA) and 5'9 G Brianna Banks (GA). Mosqueda-Lewis is the consensus #1 player in the 2011 class while Banks is ranked 13th overall and Stokes is ranked 19th overall by the consensus recruiting sites of ESPN HoopGurlz, Blue Star, and All-Star Girls Report. Welcome to Storrs, Ladies!!!
Game notes (pdf) for today's exhibition game vs. Franklin Pierce (DII).

Location: Gampel Pavilion (Storrs, CT)
Time: 7:30pm (ET)
TV: none
Radio: UConn Radio Network/WTIC
Live Stats: GameTracker

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Today UConn Sr. All-American Maya Moore was named one of 30 candidates for the 2011 Lowe's Senior Class Award. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition. The candidate class will be narrowed to 10 women’s finalists midway through the regular season, and those names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one finalist who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition. The winner will be announced sometime in April 2011 around the time of the Final Four.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Yawnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UConn still #1 in the polls.

Today the 2010-11 Preseason ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll was released again UConn is ranked No. 1. The Huskies received 27 out of the 31 possible first-place votes. Last Friday the 2010-11 Preseason AP Poll was released and for the 44th-consecutive week the Huskies are Numero Uno. UConn received 39 out of the 40 possible first-place votes. Get ready for a jam-pack schedule this season, as currently 11 UConn opponents are currently ranked in the Top 18 in both polls. With 6 more teams also receiving votes in either poll (4 of the 6 appeared in both).
(Even) Moore History:

Today UConn Sr. All-American Maya Moore was named as an unanimous selection to the 2010-11 Preseason AP All-America Team for the second consecutive season. Moore received all 40 media votes and becomes the 2nd player in WCBB history to be selected unanimously to the preseason AP All-America team twice. Moore will look to become only the 2nd player to be named to the AP All-American First Team all four years (joining Oklahoma's Courtney Paris).

2010-11 Preseason AP All-America Team:
So. C Brittney Griner, Baylor (36)
Sr. C Jantel Lavender Ohio State (21)
Sr. F Maya Moore, UConn* (40)
Jr. F Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Stanford (34)
Sr. G Danielle Robinson, Oklahoma (18)

* - unianimous selection
( ) - First Team votes 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Most Stunning News of the Week!!

The two-time defending National Champions were picked to win the 2010-11 Big East Conference Regular Season Title in a poll voted on by the league coaches today at Big East Media Day. Connecticut was the unanimous choice by the coaches. Connecticut's Maya Moore was unanimously selected as the 2010-11 Preseason Big East POTY and Connecticut's Bria Hartley was picked as the 2010-11 Preseason Big East FOTY. Eleven players were named to the 2010-11 Preseason All Big East Team including Connecticut's Moore and Tiffany Hayes (both were unanimous selections).

2010-11 Preseason Big East Coaches’ Poll:
1. Connecticut (15) 225
2. West Virginia (1) 207
3. Georgetown 186
4. Notre Dame 177
5. St. John’s 173
6. DePaul 164
7. Rutgers 131
8. Louisville 125
9. Syracuse 120
10. Marquette 90
11. South Florida 80
12. Providence 70
13. Pittsburgh 67
14. Villanova 46
15. Cincinnati 43
16. Seton Hall 16

( ) – Indicates first place votes

2010-11 Preseason BIG EAST Honors:
Player of the Year:
Sr. F Maya Moore, Connecticut*
Preseason Freshman of the Year:
Fr. G Bria Hartley, Connecticut

2010-11 Preseason All-Big East Team:
So. G Skylar Diggins, Notre Dame*
Jr. F Keisha Hampton, DePaul
Jr. G Tiffany Hayes, Connecticut*
Sr. G Sarah Miles, West Virginia
Sr. F Maya Moore, Connecticut*
Jr. F Monique Reid, Louisville
Sr. G Liz Repella, West Virginia
Sr. G Angel Robinson, Marquette
So. G Sugar Rogers, Georgetown*
So. G Shenneika Smith, St. John’s
Jr. F Da’Shena Stevens, St. John’s

* - unanimous selection

2010-11 Preseason All-Big East Honorable Mention:
Sr. G Erica Morrow, Syracuse
Sr. G Deirdre Naughton, DePaul
Sr. G Sam Quigley, DePaul
Jr. G Khadijah Rushdan, Rutgers

Sunday, October 03, 2010

USA Red, White, & Blue as well as Husky Gold!!!

Today at the 2010 World Championships the USA Basketball Women's National Team won the gold medal with a 89-69 victory over the host Czech Republic team. The 12-member USA squad coached by UConn Head Coach Geno Auriemma was led to victory by former Husky Greats Diana Taurasi (16pts., named to All-World Championship Team), Sue Bird (11pts. and 6asts.), and Tina Charles (13pts. and 10rebs.). Reigning WCBB National Player of the Year and current UConn All-American Maya Moore poured in with 9 pts. off the bench. Former UConn Stars Swin Cash and Asjha Jones chipped in 2pts. and 4pts. respectively. The gold medal finish also entered Cash and Taurasi into an exclusive list of players who have won Olympic and FIBA World Championship gold, a WNBA title and NCAA crown. They join current USA teammate Bird, as well as Cynthia Cooper, Sheryl Swoopes and former Husky Great Kara Wolters as the only U.S. players in history to win all four.

2010 World Championships:
Gold - United States of America (automatic bid to 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London)
Silver - Czech Republic

Bronze - Spain

2010 All-World Championship Team:
C Yelena Leuchanka, Belarus
G Hana Horakova, Czech Republic (MVP)
F Eva Viteckova, Czech Republic
F Amaya Valdemoro, Spain
G/F Diana Taurasi, United States of America

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Today USA Basketball announced the 12 player roster who will represent the U.S. at the 2010 FIBA World Championship that will be held Sept. 23 - Oct. 3 in Ostrava and Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. The player selections, made by the USA Basketball Women’s National Team Player Selection Committee, were announced following a two and a half-week training camp that included four exhibition games. Named to the 2010 USA World Championship squad are two-time Olympic gold medalists Sue Bird (Seattle Storm) Tamika Catchings (Indiana Fever) and Diana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercury); 2008 Olympic gold medalist Sylvia Fowles (Chicago Sky); 2004 Olympic gold medalist Swin Cash (Seattle Storm); as well as top-tier international newcomers Jayne Appel (San Antonio Silver Stars), Tina Charles (Connecticut Sun), Candice Dupree (Phoenix Mercury), Asjha Jones (Connecticut Sun), Angel McCoughtry (Atlanta Dream), Maya Moore (University of Connecticut), and Lindsay Whalen (Minnesota Lynx). The team will be coached by University of Connecticut Head Coach Geno Auriemma. Six of his current/former players make up half the squad (Bird, Cash, Charles, Jones, Moore (currently still a Husky), and Taurasi).

Monday, September 13, 2010

Today the WNBA announced the members of the 2010 All-WNBA First and Second Teams. Former UConn National Players of the Year who made the cut were Sue Bird (2nd Team), Tina Charles ((2nd Team), and Diana Taurasi (1st Team). Taurasi and Charles were also named 2010 Peak Performers in Scoring and Rebounding, respectively.

2010 All-WNBA Teams:
First Team: 
F Tamika Catchings, Indiana Fever (191)
C Sylvia Fowles, Chicago Sky (125)
F/C Lauren Jackson, Seattle Storm (195)
G Cappie Pondexter, New York Liberty (193)
G/F Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury (185)

Second Team: 
G Sue Bird, Seattle Storm (123)
C Tina Charles, Connecticut Sun (86)
G Katie Douglas, Indiana Fever (30)
F/C Crystal Langhorne, Washington Mystics (111)
F Angel McCoughtry, Atlanta Dream (119)

2010 WNBA Peak Performers:
Scoring:
G/F Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury
Rebounding:
C Tina Charles, Connecticut Sun
Assists:
G Ticha Penicheiro, Los Angeles Sparks

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Congratulations Tina Charles (and Kalana Greene)!!!

Today the former UConn Great and current Connecticut Sun starting Center was named the 2010 WNBA Rookie of the Year. She becomes the second unianimous pick for the award (Candace Parker, 2008) and the second former Husky to win (Diana Taurasi, 2004). She was also unianimously voted to the 2010 WNBA All-Rookie Team by the league's head coaches along with former UConn teammate and current New York Liberty Guard Kalana Greene.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Attention ALL UConn and CT Sun fans...

Come support the Stars at the Sun on July 10th at Mohegan Sun Arena. The game will be televised LIVE on ESPN at 3:30pm (ET). The USA National Team will play an exhibition game against a team of WNBA Stars in replace of the annual WNBA All-Star game as a warm-up to the 2010 World Championships in September. The 11-member squad will only be a unite for this game and the actual 12-member USA National Team roster for Worlds will be announced at a later date. Named to the USA National Team that will be coached by UConn Head Coach Geno Auriemma were 6 (yes that's right...SIX) former/current Huskies. The six Huskies are Sue Bird, Swin Cash, Tina Charles, Renee Montgomery, Maya Moore, and Diana Taurasi.

Making up the rest of the USA National squad is Tamika Catchings, Candice Dupree, Sylvia Fowles, Angel McCoughtry, and Cappie Pondexter. On the WNBA Stars squad (as decided through fan voting) is Jayne Appel, Becky Hammon, Lauren Jackson, Michelle Snow, and Sophia Young. (Bird - top vote getter, Cash, and Taurasi also made up the fan voting Top 10 along with the injured Candace Parker, but were placed on the USA National side because they're members of the USA National Team pool.) In addition to the game, the USA National Team will conduct a training camp from July 7-11 with all available members from the USA National Team pool participating.

Additional USA National Team members confirmed to attend the July training camp are: Seimone Augustus, Shameka Christon, Lindsey Harding, former Husky Asjha Jones, Kara Lawson, and Lindsay Whalen as well as USA National Team hopefuls Jayne Appel, Ebony Hoffman, and Kia Vaughn. USA National Team pool members Alana Beard, Parker, and Candice Wiggins are out for the 2010 WNBA season and will not participate in the training camp or Stars at the Sun game due to injury.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Maya, Tina, Diana, Geno, and the 2010 Championship Team are up for ESPY's. Please support the Huskies (current and former) and vote for our UConn Girls at the 2010 ESPY Awards here!!! Voting ends July 10th at midnight (ET) and the 2010 ESPY's will be televised LIVE on ESPN/ESPN HD at 9:00pm (ET) on July 14th from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, Calif.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Congratulations, Maya Moore!!!

Today is was announced that the UConn Jr. All-American was named the co-winner of the very prestigous 2010 Honda-Broderick Cup which is given to the most outstanding female collegiate athlete in all sports.  Moore becomes the third Husky to win the award (Lobo - '95; Rizzotti - '96). For only the second time in the 34-year history of the Honda-Broderick Cup there was a tie in voting. The best news is that we UConn fans get to watch the best female collegiate athlete again next year!!!

Monday, May 17, 2010


The Huskies visited President Obama and the White House for the 2nd year in a row to celebrate their 2nd straight undefeated season this afternoon. President Obama gushed about how much he thinks of the Huskies saying, "I was telling them Michelle and I work out in the morning -- see, we got a little gym here in the White House -- and we just watch 'SportsCenter,' I know you'll be surprised that we don't watch the news shows. But -- this is really true. You know, during the entire season, I just kept on repeating -- and I truly believe -- this was the best team in all of sports, any sport, any gender, by far."

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Today UConn All-American Maya Moore picked up another National Player of the Year award. Moore picked up the 2010 Honda Award for Women's College Basketball and is now eligible for the 2010 Honda-Broderick Cup honoring the Top Female Athlete in all of women's college sports. The 2010 Honda-Broderick Cup winner will be announced some time in June.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Today UConn All-American Tina Charles won the prestigous 2010 John R. Wooden Award edging out last year's winner and UConn teammate Moore by one point (the closest margin ever). Both Charles and Moore were named to the 2009-10 John R. Wooden All-American Team along with Nebraska's Kelsey Griffin and Stanford's Jayne Appel and Nnemkadi Ogwumike.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

And with the 13th Overall Pick in the 2010 WNBA Draft the New York Liberty select....

Kalana Greene from the University of Connecticut!!!!














Congrats, KG...you deserve it!!!

And with the 1st Overall Pick in the 2010 WNBA Draft the Connecticut Sun select....

Tina Charles from the University of Connecticut!!!!














She joins former UConn teammate Renee Montgomery along with former UConn star Asjha Jones and becomes the 3rd UConn player to be selected as the #1 Overall Draft Pick (Sue Bird - '02 and Taurasi - '04). Congrats, Tina Baby...you deserve it!!!

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

1-seed (1/1) Connecticut Huskies (39-0, 19-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 53, Stanford 47
Player of the Game: Jr. W Maya Moore (23p, 11r, 1a, 37m)
Defensive Player of the Game: Sr. C Tina Charles (9dr, 1s, 6b, 38m)
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. G Kelly Faris (7r, 2s, 25m)
Stat of the Game: FT Shooting: UConn 9-22 (41%), Stanford 3-4 (75%)

2009-10 NCAA Women's Basketball National Champions!!!
















2010 Final Four All-Tournament Team:
Sr. C Tina Charles, Connecticut
Jr. W Maya Moore, Connecticut (Most Outstanding Player)
So. F Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Stanford
Jr. W Kayla Pedersen, Stanford
Jr. G Danielle Robinson, Oklahoma
Game notes (pdf) for today's NCAA National Championship game vs. 1-seed (2/2) Stanford Cardinal (36-1).

Event: 2010 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament
Location: Alamodome (San Antonio, TX)
Time: 8:32pm (ET)
TV: ESPN
Radio: WTIC/NewsTalk 1080
Internet: ESPN3
Live Stats: Gametracker

Monday, April 05, 2010

Still rolling in...

The Atlanta Tipoff Club announced today that Connecticut's Tina Charles was named winner of the 2009-10 Naismith National Player of the Year Trophy in Women's College Basketball presented by AT&T. The 2009-10 BIG EAST Player of the Year becomes the 5th UConn player to win the Naismith Trophy (Lobo - '95; Bird - '02; Taurasi - '03,'04; Moore - '09).

Sunday, April 04, 2010

1-seed (1/1) Connecticut Huskies (38-0, 19-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 70, Baylor 50
Player of the Game: Jr. W Maya Moore (34p, 12r, 1a, 2s, 1b, 39m)
Defensive Player of the Game: Sr. C Tina Charles (8dr, 1s, 2b, 39m)
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. G Kelly Faris (2r, 6a, 27m)
Stat of the Game: 2nd Chance Pts.: UConn 16, Baylor 0
Game notes (pdf) for today's NCAA Final 4 game vs. 4-seed (14/18) Baylor Lady Bears (27-9).

Event: 2010 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament
Location: Alamodome (San Antonio, TX)
Time: 9:34pm (ET)
TV: ESPN
Radio: WTIC/NewsTalk 1080
Internet: ESPN360
Live Stats: Gametracker

Saturday, April 03, 2010

And they haven't stopped rolling in....


Today UConn's Sr. C Tina Charles was named the 2009-10 Associated Press Women's National Player of the Year. Charles received 33 out of the 40 possible votes and her UConn teammate Maya Moore finished 2nd in the voting with 4 votes.  Charles becomes the 7th UConn player ever to win the award after a stellar senior year and will have her name hang high above the Gampel Pavilion court in Storrs, Conn., with past winners Rebecca Lobo, Kara Wolters, Diana Taurasi, Jennifer Rizzotti, Moore, and Sue Bird. UConn Head Coach Auriemma finished 2nd in the voting with 10 out of the 40 possible votes (Nebraska Head Coach Connie Yori won the 2009-10 AP National Coach of the Year after receiving 28 votes).
The 2009-10 State Farm All-America Team was announced today as well as the recipient of the prestigious 2010 State Farm Wade Trophy. For the 2nd consecutive season, the winner of the Wade Trophy is UConn's Super Star Maya Moore. She becomes only the third player to ever win the Wade Trophy twice(Nancy Lieberman and Seimone Augustus), which is the highest player of the year honor in women's college basketball. Congratulations Maya, you deserve it!!!
















2009-10 State Farm Wade Trophy Winner:
Jr. W Maya Moore, Connecticut
 











2009-10 State Farm All-America Team:
Sr. C Jayne Appel, Stanford
Sr. C Tina Charles, Connecticut
Jr. F Victoria Dunlap, Kentucky
Sr. F Kelsey Griffin, Nebraska
RJr. F Amber Harris, Xavier
Jr. C Jantel Lavender, Ohio State
Jr. W Maya Moore, Connecticut
So. F Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Stanford
Jr. G Danielle Robinson, Oklahoma
Sr. G Monica Wright, Virginia

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

And the awards have started...

Today Connecticut's Super Star Sr. C Tina Charles won her first National Player of the Year award as she was named the 2009-10 USBWA National Player of the Year. Charles and UConn teammate Maya Moore were named to the 2009-10 USBWA All-America Team.

2009-10 USBWA National Player of the Year:
Sr. C Tina Charles, Connecticut
2009-10 USBWA National Coach of the Year:
Connie Yori, Nebraska
2009-10 USBWA National Freshman of the Year:
Fr. C Brittney Griner, Baylor

2009-10 USBWA All-America Team:
Sr. C Jayne Appel, Stanford
Sr. C Tina Charles, Connecticut
Sr. F Alysha Clark, Middle Tenn State
Jr. F Victoria Dunlap, Kentucky
Sr. F Kelsey Griffin, Nebraska
Jr. C Jantel Lavender, Ohio State
Jr. W Maya Moore, Connecticut
So. F Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Stanford
Jr. G Jasmine Thomas, Duke 
Sr. G Monica Wright, Virginia
San Antonio here we come....











Party on the RiverWalk @ the 2010 NCAA Women's Final Four!!!

National Semifinals:
Sunday, April 4, 2010

1 Stanford vs. 3 Oklahoma, ESPN 7:00 pm
1 Connecticut vs. 4 Baylor, ESPN 9:30 pm

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

1-seed (1/1) Connecticut Huskies (37-0, 19-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 90, Florida State 50
Player of the Game: Sr. C Tina Charles (20p, 14r, 3a, 4b, 28m)
Defensive Player of the Game: Sr. C Tina Charles (9dr, 4b, 28m)
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. G Kelly Faris (4p, 3r, 4a, 3s, 18m)
Stat of the Game: Pts. in the Paint: UConn 38, FSU 14
It's Unanimous...

For the 3rd consecutive season UConn's Maya Moore was named an AP First Team All-American, and for the 2nd year in a row she was a unanimous pick (receiving all 200 total votes from the 40-member panel). However, this time she wasn't the only unanimous pick as she was joined on the First Team by unanimous selection and UConn teammate Tina Charles. Today both were named to the 2009-10 Associated Press All-America Teams along with teammate Kalana Greene who was named All-American Honorable Mention.

2009-10 AP All America Teams:
First Team:
Sr. C Tina Charles, Connecticut*
Sr. F Kelsey Griffin, Nebraska
Jr. C Jantel Lavendar, Ohio State
Jr. W Maya Moore, Connecticut*
Sr. G Monica Wright, Virginia 

Second Team:
Sr. C Jayne Appel, Stanford
Sr. F Alysha Clark, Middle Tenn State
Fr. C Brittney Griner, Baylor
So. F Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Stanford
Sr. G Andrea Riley, Oklahoma State


Third Team:
Fr. F Elena Delle Donne, Delaware
Jr. F Victoria Dunlap, Kentucky
Sr. F Amber Harris, Xavier
Jr. G Danielle Robinson, Oklahoma
Jr. G Jasmine Thomas, Duke

* unanimous pick
Game notes (pdf) for today's NCAA Elite 8 game vs. 3-seed (11/11) Florida State Seminoles (29-5).

Event: 2010 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament
Location: UD Arena (Dayton, OH)
Time: 7:04pm (ET)
TV: ESPN
Radio: WTIC/NewsTalk 1080
Internet: ESPN360
Live Stats: Gametracker

Sunday, March 28, 2010

1-seed (1/1) Connecticut Huskies (36-0, 19-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 74, Iowa State 36
Player of the Game: Jr. W Maya Moore (25p, 6r, 3a, 3s, 20m)
Defensive Player of the Game: Fr. G Kelly Faris (2dr, 1s, 2b, 21m)
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. G Kelly Faris (16p, 4r, 2a, 1s, 2b, 21m)
Stat of the Game: Fast Break Pts.: UConn 20, Iowa State 0
Game notes (pdf) for today's NCAA Sweet 16 game vs. 4-seed (16/16) Iowa State Cyclones (25-7).

Event: 2010 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament
Location: UD Arena (Dayton, OH)
Time: 12:04pm (ET)
TV: ESPN
Radio: WTIC/NewsTalk 1080
Internet: ESPN360
Live Stats: Gametracker

Friday, March 26, 2010

Great Recruiting News!!!

Today 5'9 Jr. G Brianna Banks (Newnan, GA) verbally committed to the Huskies becoming the 2nd member of next year's class. Banks is the 28th-ranked player (overall) and 7th-ranked guard by HoopGurlz.  Banks received a scholarship offer a few weeks ago while on an unofficial visit to campus and chose UConn over LSU. Welcome to Storrs, Brianna!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

1-seed (1/1) Connecticut Huskies (35-0, 19-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 90, Temple 36
Player of the Game: Jr. W Maya Moore (19p, 5r, 3a, 2s, 16m)
Defensive Player of the Game: Fr. G Kelly Faris (8dr, 1s, 2b, 24m)
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. G Kelly Faris (13p, 10r, 2a, 1s, 2b, 24m)
Stat of the Game: Blocks: UConn 11, Temple 0
Today UConn All-Americans Sr. C Tina Charles and Jr. W Maya Moore were among the 12 finalists for the 2009-10 State Farm Wade Trophy announced today by the WBCA. Moore was last year's winner of the Top-WCBB award. Members of the committee will select the winner of the 2009-10 State Farm Wade Trophy from the 10-member 2009-10 D-I State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team and will be announced at the State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team Press Conference and the State Farm Wade Trophy Announcement during the WBCA National Convention on Saturday, April 3, 2009.

2009-10 State Farm Wade Trophy Finalists:
Sr. C Jayne Appel, Stanford
Sr. C Tina Charles, Connecticut
Sr. F Alysha Clark, Middle Tenn State
Sr. F Kelsey Griffin, Nebraska
Jr. C Jantel Lavender, Ohio State
Jr. W Maya Moore, Connecticut
So. F Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Stanford University
So. G Samantha Prahalis, Ohio State
Jr. G Danielle Robinson, Oklahoma
Jr. G Jasmine Thomas, Duke
Jr. G Courtney Vandersloot, Gonzaga
Sr. G Monica Wright, Virginia
UConn All-American Sr. C Tina Charles has been named one of 14 semifinalists for the 2009 AAU Sullivan award. The James E. Sullivan Award is known as the “Oscar” of sports awards and honors the outstanding amateur athlete in the United States. The list also includes Alabama running back and Heisman Trophy-winner, Mark Ingram as well as Penn State volleyball star, Megan Hodge. On-line voting begins today at the USA Today Sports' homepage. Finalists will be announced on or before April 2.
Game notes (pdf) for today's NCAA 2nd-Rd game vs. 8-seed Temple Owls (25-8).

Event: 2010 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament
Location: Ted Constant Convention Center (Norfolk, VA)
Time: 7:06pm (ET)
TV: ESPN2
Radio: WTIC/NewsTalk 1080
Internet: ESPN360
Live Stats: Gametracker

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Naismith Finalists...

Today UConn All-Americans Sr. C Tina Charles and Jr. W Maya Moore are among the four finalists for the 2009-10 Naismith National Player of the Year Trophy. Moore was last year's winner of the prestigous Naismith Award. They are joined by Stanford’s Jayne Appel and Nebraska’s Kelsey Griffin.
Fans will be able to text their votes for the player of their choice by texting “VOTE’’ to 345345 beginning March 21. The voting will end at 11:59 p.m. April 3. Fans are allowed one vote per 24-hour period.

Also, UConn Head Coach Geno Auriemma was named one of four finalists for the 2009-10 Naismith Women’s College Coach of the Year award. He is joined by Tennessee’s Pat Summitt, Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer and Nebraska’s Connie Yori. Auriemma is looking to win the award for the third straight season and for the seventh time in his 25-year tenure with the Huskies.

The winners of both awards will be announced on April 5, 2010, during the WBCA awards luncheon at the 2010 Final Four in San Antonio.
1-seed (1/1) Connecticut Huskies (34-0, 19-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 95, Southern 39
Player of the Game: Sr. C Tina Charles (22p, 11r, 2a, 3b, 27m)
Defensive Player of the Game: RSr. W Kalana Greene (7dr, 5s, 30m)
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. G Kelly Faris (4p, 4r, 1s, 1b, 17m)
Stat of the Game: Free Throws: UConn 22-26, Southern 4-7
Game notes (pdf) for today's NCAA 1st-Rd game vs. 16-seed Southern Jaguars (23-8).

Event: 2010 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament
Location: Ted Constant Convention Center (Norfolk, VA)
Time: 12:16pm (ET)
TV: ESPN2
Radio: WTIC/NewsTalk 1080
Internet: ESPN360
Live Stats: Gametracker

Monday, March 15, 2010

The 2010 Women's NCAA Tournament #1 Seeds:

1a. Connecticut
(Dayton)
1b. Stanford
(Sacramento)
1c. Nebraska
(Kansas City)
1d. Tennessee
(Memphis)


The (overall) 1-seed Connecticut Huskies will face 16-seed Southern Jaguars on Sun., March 21st at 12:16 pm ET on ESPN2 in Norfolk, VA.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

1-seed (1/1) Connecticut Huskies (33-0, 19-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 60, West Virginia 32
Player of the Game: RSr. W Kalana Greene (15p, 12r, 3a, 1s, 35m)
Defensive Player of the Game: Sr. C Tina Charles (7dr, 4b, 36m)
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. G Kelly Faris (4p, 5r, 1a, 26m)
Stat of the Game: Rebounds: UConn 54, WVU 26

2010 Big East Tournament Champions!!!

2010 Big East Tournament Most Valuable Player:
RSr. W Kalana Greene, Connecticut

2010 Big East All-Tournament Team:
Sr. C Tina Charles, Connecticut
Fr. G Skylar Diggins, Notre Dame
Jr. G Sarah Miles, West Virginia
Jr. W Maya Moore, Connecticut
Jr. G Liz Ripella, West Virginia

Summary: It wasn't pretty (at all), but thankfully Kalana Greene stepped up when UConn All-Americans Tina Charles and Maya Moore both struggled badly on the offensive end of the floor. Greene led the way for the Huskies with 15p/12r/3a/1s in 35mins as UConn stiffled West Virginia 60-32 to win its 16th overall (& 3rd straight) Big East Tournament Title. Tiffany Hayes also stepped up big to help Greene pull away from the Mountaineers in the 2nd half finishing with 15p/7r/2a/2s in 33mins. Special kudos to Caroline Doty, who toughed out 16mins. after taking a knee to the back of the head in last night's game against Notre Dame.
Game notes (pdf) for today's BET Championship game vs. 2-seed (9/8) West Virginia Mountaineers (28-4, 15-3 BE).

Event: 2010 Big East Tournament
Location: XL Center (Hartford, CT)
Time: 7:00pm (ET)
TV: ESPN
Radio: WTIC/NewsTalk 1080
Internet: ESPN360
Live Stats: BET Live Stats

Monday, March 08, 2010

1-seed (1/1) Connecticut Huskies (32-0, 18-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 59, Notre Dame 44
Player of the Game: Sr. C Tina Charles (16p, 17r, 1a, 4b, 38m)
Defensive Player of the Game: Sr. C Tina Charles (12dr, 4b, 38m)
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. G Skylar Diggins (ND) (10p, 3r, 2a, 3s, 33m)
Stat of the Game: Fast Break Pts.: UConn 14, Notre Dame 2

Summary: And the (old) record I personally witnessed from the sidelines as a UConn cheerleader from 2001-03 is now gone! Seven years later, the 2009-10 UConn Huskies have broken the NCAA D-1 record for consecutive victories (a record UConn held) with its 71st-straight win with a hard-fought victory over Notre Dame, 59-44. Congratulations, UConn! It is quite impressive especially when you think that all 71 victories have been by 10pts. or more and the average margin of victory is 32.5ppg (& over 25.5ppg vs. ranked opponents). This team is just flat out been dominate so far in their quest to play the "perfect" game.
Game notes (pdf) for today's BET Semifinal game vs. 5-seed (6/7) Notre Dame Fightin' Irish (27-4, 14-4 BE).

Event: 2010 Big East Tournament
Location: XL Center (Hartford, CT)
Time: 6:00pm (ET)
TV: ESPNU
Radio: WTIC/NewsTalk 1080
Internet: ESPN360
Live Stats: BET Live Stats

Sunday, March 07, 2010

1-seed (1/1) Connecticut Huskies (31-0, 17-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 77, Syracuse 41
Player of the Game: Sr. C Tina Charles (34p, 6r, 1a, 1s, 5b, 28m)
Defensive Player of the Game: Jr. W Maya Moore (11dr, 5s, 1b, 25m)
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. G Kelly Faris (4p, 5r, 2a, 2s, 16m)
Stat of the Game: Fast Break Pts.: UConn 28, Syracuse 6

Summary: UConn All-American Maya Moore become the 7th (& fastest) player in UConn history to break the 2000th-pt. mark (in a record 108 games) as UConn easily ran away from Syracuse to win 77-41. Moore flirted with a triple-double finishing with 16p/14r/7a/5s in only 25mins. UConn All-American and newly crowned Big East POTY Tina Charles tied her career-high with 34pts. as UConn tied its own NCAA D-1 record for consecutive victories with 70-straight wins.
Game notes (pdf) for today's BET Quarterfinal game vs. 9-seed Syracuse Orange (22-9, 9-9 BE).

Event: 2010 Big East Tournament
Location: XL Center (Hartford, CT)
Time: 2:30pm (ET)
TV: ESPNU
Radio: WTIC/NewsTalk 1080
Internet: ESPN360
Live Stats: BET Live Stats

Friday, March 05, 2010

The second half of the 2009-10 Big East Awards (aka the major awards) were announced today at a news conference. The nations #1 and undefeated team almost sweep today's awards. UConn All-Americans Sr. Tina Charles and Jr. Maya Moore were named 2009-10 Big East Player of the Year and 2009-10 Big East Scholar-Athlete of the Year, respectively. UConn Head Coach Geno Auriemma picked up another COTY award as he was again named 2009-10 Big East Coach of the Year.

2009-10 Big East Player of the Year:
Sr. C Tina Charles, Connecticut

2009-10 Big East Freshman of the Year:
Fr. G Ta'Shauna "Sugar" Rodgers, Georgetown

2009-10 Big East Co-Coaches of the Year:
Geno Auriemma, Connecticut and Mike Carey, West Virginia

2009-10 Big East Scholar-Athlete of the Year:
Jr. W Maya Moore, Connecticut

Thursday, March 04, 2010

The first half of the 2009-10 Big East Awards were announced today through press release (the major awards will be announced tomorrow at a 5pm news conference at the Big East Tournament).

2009-10 Big East Defensive Player of the Year
Jr. G Sarah Miles, West Virginia

2009-10 Big East Most Improved Player Award 
So. F Monique Reid, Louisville

2009-10 Big East Sportsmanship Award
Sr. G Maria Getty, Villanova

2009-10 Big East Sixth Man Award
RFr. F Laura Sweeney, Villanova

2009-10 All-Big East Teams:
First Team:
Sr. C Tina Charles, Connecticut*
Sr. W Kalana Greene, Connecticut
Sr. C Jessica Lawson, South Florida
Sr. G Chelsea Marandola, Providence
Sr. W Nicole Michael, Syracuse
Jr. W Maya Moore, Connecticut*
So. F Monique Reid, Louisville
Jr. G Liz Repella, West Virginia
Fr. G Ta'Shauna "Sugar" Rodgers, Georgetown
Sr. W Lindsay Schrader, Notre Dame
So. F Da'Shena Stevens, St. John's


Second Team:
Sr. G Ashley Barlow, Notre Dame
Fr. G Skylar Diggins, Notre Dame
So. F Keisha Hampton, DePaul
So. G Tiffany Hayes, Connecticut
Jr. G Monica McNutt, Georgetown
Jr. G Sarah Miles, West Virginia
Jr. G Sam Quigley, DePaul
Sr. G Brittany Ray, Rutgers

Jr. G Angel Robinson, Marquette
Sr. G Kahla Roudebush, Cincinnati

Honorable Mention:
Jr. W Korinne Campbell, West Virginia
Jr. F Chelsea Cole, Pittsburgh
Sr. G Maria Getty, Villanova
RJr. G Jania Sims, Pittsburgh


Freshmen:
Fr. C Kayla Alexander, Syracuse
Fr. C Asya Bussie, West Virginia*
Fr. G Skylar Diggins, Notre Dame*
Fr. G Kelly Faris, Connecticut
Fr. F Katherine Harry, DePaul*
Fr. G Nadirah McKenith, St. John's

Fr. G Ta'Shauna "Sugar" Rodgers, Georgetown*
Fr. W KaNeisha Saunders, South Florida
Fr. F Sarina Simmons, Marquette
Fr. G Shenneika Smith, St. John's*
RFr. F Laura Sweeney, Villanova
Fr. G Carmen Tyson-Thomas, Syracuse

* - unanimous selection