Monday, February 28, 2011

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (29-1, 16-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 82, Syracuse 47
Player of the Game: Sr. G Lorin Dixon (8p, 7a, 1s, 25m)
Def. Player of the Game: Sr. W Maya Moore (5dr, 3s, 1b, 30m)
Fr. Player of the Game: Fr. C Stefanie Dolson (8p, 5r, 6a, 1b, 34m)
Stat of the Game: Assists: UConn 26, Syracuse 6

Summary: On Senior Night, UConn Seniors Lorin Dixon and All-American Maya Moore combined to score 31pts., 8rebs., 10asts., 4stls., 1blk., and only 2 TO's as the NCAA's most successful duo won for the 143rd time in their 146th career game as UConn routed Syracuse 82-47 to clinch its 3rd consecutive and 9th overall undefeated Big East regular season title. UConn All-American candidate Tiffany Hayes added 18 points as the Huskies won their 17th straight game since its lone loss of the season to Stanford on Dec. 30 that snapped the Huskies' record 90-game winning streak.

But the night (as it should have) belonged to Moore...

Before the game, her name and number were unveiled high above the court in the Huskies of Honor section of Gampel Pavilion along with the 12 other UConn women's greats, Geno Auriemma and the 1994-95 and 1999-00 teams. The three-time All-American joined former teammates Renee Montgomery and Tina Charles as the only players to be given that honor while still playing for the Huskies. The other 10 players, which include former stars Rebecca Lobo, Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi, were enshrined after they were done playing. After having three players honored in the last three seasons, it might be awhile before another Husky is put up there. Moore and senior teammate Lorin Dixon were honored before the game. Moore, who is usually unflappable, was tearing up as the UConn public address announcer read off all she's accomplished in her four years at the school. Every time she seemed ready to break down, her grandfather would pump his fist and she'd crack a smile. She shared a long embrace with Auriemma on the court and blew kisses to the crowd while saying thank you. It won't be Moore's last home game as the Huskies will host the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament. Moore has made a habit of picking apart Syracuse during her career. She had a career-high 40 points as a sophomore and then scored 38 points and had 20 rebounds against them last season. Tonight she hit 11 of her 13 shots, had the team's first seven points of the second half and moved into 11th on the NCAA career scoring list (2,871), passing Middle Tennessee State great Alysha Clark. UConn has a bye in the Big East tournament until the conference quarterfinals on Sunday (2:30pm tipoff).
Today is a dreadful day. Today is a sad day. Today is a bittersweet day. Today is an exciting day. Today is a happy day. Today is a great day.

Today is HER day.

It might not be the last time we see her play, it might not be the last time she plays on the court at Gampel, it might not be the last time she hits an amazing shot in front of 10,000 plus screaming UConn fans, it might not be the last time she high-fives her teammates after a win, but that does not mean that this extraordinary, young woman and phenomenal basketball player, should not be the center of attention of the entire basketball world, tonight, this her Senior Night!!

Her talents defy explanation, her attributes defy reasoning, her character and qualities defy questioning - she is by far - the most spectular person to don a Connecticut Huskies uniform. She may not have the vocal leadership of Sue Bird or the killer instinct of Diana Taurasi or the dominating, physical presence of Tina Charles or the emotional energy of Shea Ralph or the bad assness of Jennifer Rizzotti, but instead she has a piece of all of them. And that, my fellow readers & UConn fans alike, is exactly what makes her the best player in the history of the UConn program - men's or women's.

It's not the amount of points or the tons of clutch shots in big games or the numerous individual awards or the record number of wins that makes her the best, it is how she carried herself as a daughter, teammate, friend, student, and woman through all of it. She makes the game seem so effortless, yet at the same time shows it great dignity with all the hard work and dedication she puts into it. More players will come (some even just as talented) and more players will go, but none will ever match the legacy she leaves behind. She is a legend.

She makes me proud to call myself a UConn women's basketball fan, a UConn alumni, a former UConn cheerleader,  and even more amazingly, a former Connecticut resident!!! I am in awe of this woman and athlete. She will be with out a single doubt in my mind be the #1 draft pick in the 2011 WNBA Draft this coming April and a member of the U.S. Senior National Team in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. And she will no doubt go on to accomplish bigger and greater things will a member of the Minnesota Lynx and USA squad. Some day, we will mostly likely even hear her name being inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

But no matter what she goes on to accomplish, she will always and forever be a UConn Husky. Tied at the very top with Dee as my favorite Husky.

She IS Magnificant.
She IS Amazing.
She IS Youthful.
She IS Awesome.

She IS a UConn Legend.

She IS Maya. Maya Moore.

UConn All-Everything Sr. Maya Moore!

Thank You, Maya for an outstanding, exiciting, and delightful four years!!

Tonight is not goodbye and farewell, but rather good luck and best wishes on your bright future as well as  many, many thanks for everything you have done for our team, program, school, and state!!!

We will never forget you!!!!
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. ARV Syracuse Orange (21-7, 9-6 BE)

Event: 2011 Senior Night
Location: Gampel Pavilion (Storrs, CT)
Time: 7:30pm (ET)
TV: CPTV (A Tribute to the Class of 2011, 6pm)
Internet: CPTV Hoop Streams
Radio: UConn Radio Network/WTIC
Live Stats: GameTracker

Saturday, February 26, 2011

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (28-1, 15-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 52, Georgetown 42
Player of the Game: Sr. W Maya Moore (20p, 8r, 5a, 4s, 40m)
Def. Player of the Game: Sr. W Maya Moore (7dr, 4s, 40m)
Fr. Player of the Game: Fr. G Bria Hartley (6p, 4r, 1a, 35m)
Stat of the Game: Turnovers: UConn 26, Georgetown 18

Summary: Horrendous...Sorry, that's all I more here if you like!!
Game notes (pdf) for today's game at 18/19 Georgetown Hoyas (21-7, 9-5 BE)

Location: McDonough Arena (Washington, DC)
Time: 3:00pm (ET)
TV: CPTV (Geno Show, 2pm)
Internet: CPTV Hoop Streams
Radio: UConn Radio Network/WTIC
Live Stats: GameTracker

Friday, February 25, 2011

UConn signee 6'0 W Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (Mater Dei HS, CA) is starting things off right in her quest to prove she is a capable replacement for current UConn legend, Sr. Maya Moore. Today the future Husky was named the 2011 State Farm/WBCA High School Player of the Year. Mosqueda-Lewis currently is the top-ranked player in the United States according to ESPN, which named her its national high school player of the year in 2010 as a junior. She averages 22ppg and has scored in double figures in all but one of the Monarchs’ 28 games this season and has scored 20 or more points in 20 games, including three games of 30 or more points. Mater Dei (27-1), the defending California Interscholastic Federation Division II state champion, is currently ranked No. 3 nationally by both USA Today and ESPN. She becomes the sixth WBCA High School Player of the Year to sing with UConn joining the list of Elena Delle Donne (2008), Maya Moore (2007), Tina Charles (2006), Ann Strother (2002), and Tamika (Williams) Raymond (1998). However, Delle Donne never played for UConn; transferring to Delaware at the beginning of her freshman season.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Today UConn Sr. All-Everything (on and off the court) Maya Moore was named the 2010-11 Capitol One Academic All-America® of the Year (University Division) for the 2nd-consecutive season and to the 2010-11 Capitol One All-America® First Team (University Division) for the third year in a row. Moore becomes the first ever University Division athlete to win All-America® of the Year honors twice. Last year, Moore was the third UConn women’s basketball player to earn multiple first team Academic All-America® selections, joining Leigh Curl and Rebecca Lobo and the third UConn women’s basketball player to earn Academic All-American of the Year status joining Lobo (1995) and Jennifer Rizzotti (1996). She is an Individualized Major with a 3.70 GPA.

Congratulations Maya, for all your hardwork and dedication on the court and more importantly, in the make us UConn fans very proud to call you one of "Our Girls"!!!! Your career is quickly winding down and I hope you savor ever last moment of it because I know I will and so will all of "your" fans.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Congratulations, Huskies!!!

Even though UConn didn't play tonight they still wrapped up (at least a share of) their 19th Big East Regular Season Championship after DePaul lost to Louisville. UConn leads DePaul and Notre Dame by two games with two games remaining and the Huskies own the tiebreaker against both teams thanks to its victory over DePaul and sweep of the two games against Notre Dame. UConn can secure the outright conference championship with a win Saturday at Georgetown or by winning at home against Syracuse on Monday. UConn will also be the #1 seed in the upcoming Big East Tournament and will receive a bye into the quarterfinals and will play at 2pm on Sunday, March 6th. With a win, UConn would play at 6pm on March 7th in the first of the two semifinals. The Big East final is March 8th at 7pm on ESPN.

2010-11 Big East Regular Season Champions!!!
Here is CPTV’s programming schedule Senior Night Feb. 28 (courtesy of Lee Newton, CPTV):

6:00pm - A Tribute to the Class of 2011: Maya Moore and Lorin Dixon reflect back on their many unforgettable moments over their past four years at UConn, including two NCAA championships and the historic 90-game winning streak. This CPTV Original documentary features interviews with the seniors as well as their teammates; Coach Geno Auriemma; CPTV’s Meghan Culmo and Bob Picozzi; and a variety of coaches from other schools who have coached against Moore and Dixon over the years.

7:13pm - UConn Senior Ceremony: Coach Geno Auriemma takes to Gampel Pavilion’s center court for a special presentation to seniors Maya Moore and Lorin Dixon as an arena full of Husky fans join the celebration.

7:36pm - UConn vs. Syracuse: Live from Gampel Pavilion in Storrs

9:45pm - A Tribute to the Class of 2011 (encore presentation)

11:00pm - The Geno Auriemma Show: Special Edition – Taped earlier this month at the Rocky Hill Marriott, head coach Geno Auriemma and players Maya Moore, Tiffany Hayes and Kelly Faris are interviewed by host Meghan Culmo in front of an audience of Husky fans.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (27-1, 14-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 80, Seton Hall 59
Player of the Game: Fr. G Bria Hartley (17p, 4r, 2a, 2s, 27m)
Def. Player of the Game: Sr. W Maya Moore (2dr, 1s, 3b, 31m)
Fr. Player of the Game: Fr. G Bria Hartley (17p, 4r, 2a, 2s, 27m)
Stat of the Game: Free Throws: UConn 20-24, Seton Hall 2-3

Summary: UConn All-American Maya Moore scored 20pts., 6rebs., and 5asts. as the UConn downed a pesky Seton Hall 80-59. Moore scored just seven first-half points on 2-of-10 shooting before coming out in the second half on the mark, netting her first three attempts from the floor. She finished the night with her 140th career game in double figures, while she tallied 13 points in the second frame on a 4-of-8 shooting effort. Fr. Bria Hartley finished the game with 17 points as she hit 3-of-8 from behind the arc. While fellow Fr. Stefanie Dolson scored 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting and Jr. All-American candidate Tiffany Hayes netted 10 points for her 58th career game in double figures. Kelly Faris struggled from the floor, making just one of her five field goal attempts, but dominated the boards, grabbing 11 rebounds, including nine on the defensive end. Her 11 boards marked her fifth game with double-figure rebounds. With the BIG EAST win, UConn improves to 14-0 in league play and 27-1 overall and will have a chance to win the 2010-11 Big east Regulare Season Championship on Saturday when they play at Georgetown.
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. Seton Hall Pirates (8-18, 1-12 BE)

Location: XL Center (Hartford, CT)
Time: 7:00pm (ET)
TV: CPTV (Geno Show, 6pm)
Internet: CPTV Hoop Streams
Radio: UConn Radio Network/WTIC
Live Stats: GameTracker

Monday, February 21, 2011

Today UConn Fr. Bria Hartley was named Big East Freshman of the Week for the sixth time this season after averaging 20ppg and shooting 62.5 percent from the field, including 42.9 percent from beyond the 3-point arc, to help lead the Huskies to wins over No. 12/14 Oklahoma and No. 8/8 Notre Dame by an average of 31 points per game. Against Oklahoma, Hartley had 11 points, going 5-of-9 from the floor. In the win against Notre Dame, she had 29 points and five assists, connecting on 10 of her 16 shots, including 5-of-9 from long-range. Against the Irish and also posted a pair of thefts in 37-minutes of action. Hartley registered career highs in points (29), field goals made (10), 3-point field goals made (5), and free throw attempts (6).

Saturday, February 19, 2011

2/2 Connecticut Huskies (26-1, 13-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 78, Notre Dame 57
Player of the Game: Fr. G Bria Hartley (29p, 1r, 5a, 2s, 37m)
Def. Player of the Game: Fr. C Stefanie Dolson (3dr, 4s, 1b, 34m)
Fr. Player of the Game: Fr. G Bria Hartley (29p, 1r, 5a, 2s, 37m)
Stat of the Game: Pts. Off TO's: UConn 33, Notre Dame 14

Summary: UConn Fr. Bria Hartley scored a career-high 29pts. and added 5asts. and 2stls. to help the Huskies fight pass Notre Dame 78-57. Hartley finished the game with a career-high 10 made field goals as she shot 10-of-16 from the floor. She shot 5-of-9 from behind the arc and hit 4-of-6 from the charity stripe. UConn All-American Maya Moore was held to only 12pts., but added 7rebs. and 7asts. Fr. Stefanie Dolson chipped in 15pts. to go along with a career-high 4stls. UConn All-American candidate Tiffany Hayes was the fourth Husky to register double figures as she netted 13pts. on 5-of-7 shooting from the floor. So. Kelly Faris struggled from the floor in today's contest but grabbed 6rebs. and a career-high 6stls. UConn shot 54.7% on the afternoon on 29-of-53 shooting, while Notre Dame shot 36.4% for 20-of-55. The Irish committed 19 turnovers as the Huskies scored 33 points off those miscues. UConn also recorded 22 assists on 29 made field goals, while Notre Dame recorded just eight. The win marks UConn's 76th consecutive win at home since the Huskies' loss to Rutgers in the BIG EAST Tournament Championship final on March 6, 2007 in Hartford.
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. 8/8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (22-4, 11-1 BE)

Location: Gampel Pavilion (Storrs, CT)
Time: 2:00pm (ET)
TV: CPTV (Geno Show, 1pm)
Internet: CPTV Hoop Streams
Radio: UConn Radio Network/WTIC
Live Stats: GameTracker

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Breaking News!!!

Today former UConn Great and current Phoenix/USAB star Diana Taurasi had her provisional doping suspension lifted after a lab retracted its finding that she tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance. Taurasi and her supporters (including UConn/USAB Head Coach Geno Auriemma) maintained her innocence throughout. She even passed a polygraph test back in January.Taurasi intends to return to the WNBA when the season begins in June. Taurasi not only is free to continue playing in the Turkish basketball league, she also is cleared to participate for the United States at the 2012 London Olympics. She has led the league in scoring the last four seasons and signed a contract extension with the Mercury last August.

Monday, February 14, 2011

2/2 Connecticut Huskies (25-1, 12-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 86, Oklahoma 45
Player of the Game: Sr. W Maya Moore (27p, 7r, 7a, 6s, 1b, 29m)
Def. Player of the Game: Sr. W Maya Moore (6dr, 6s, 1b, 29m)
Fr. Player of the Game: Fr. C Stefanie Dolson (15p, 9r, 2a, 1s, 2b, 29m)
Stat of the Game: Pts. in the Paint: UConn 54, Oklahoma 22

Summary: UConn All-American Maya Moore made history on Monday night as she led UConn to an easy victory over Oklahoma, 86-45. At the 7:52 mark of the first half, Moore became the Big East's all-time leading scorer as she surpassed former Louisville standout Angel McCoughtry's record of 2,779 career points. After tonight's game, Moore has 2,796 in 142 career games. Moore finished the game with 27pts., 7rebs., 7asts., and tied a career-high with 6stls. It was her 68th career game scoring 20 or more points. UConn finished the night shooting 56.3% and outrebounded the Sooners 49-28, while forcing 17 Oklahoma turnovers. The Huskies scored 54 points in the paint as they handed out 21 assists on the night.
Fr. Stefanie Dolson tallied 15pts. and 9rebs. to register double-figures for the fourth straight game while UConn All-American candidate Tiffany Hayes and Fr. Bria Hartley chipped in with 13 and 11 points, respectively. Tonight's win was the 75th consecutive victory at home for the Huskies as well. And with her 2nd assist of the night, Maya Moore became the 1st player in WCBB D-I history to amass at least 2,500pts., 1,000rebs., 500asts., 250stls., and 150blks. for her career.
Today UConn Fr. Stefanie Dolson was named the Big East Freshman of the Week for the 2nd straight week and 2nd time in her career after averaging 15.5ppg and 7.5rpg, shooting 72.2 percent from the floor in a 2-0 week for the Huskies, which included road victories over No. 17/19 West Virginia and Providence. Dolson had 10 points, connecting on 5-of-8 from the floor, nine rebounds and blocked a career-high five shots against WVU. She followed that with 21 points and six rebounds against the Friars. Dolson sank 8-of-10 from the floor and 5-of-5 from the free throw line. Her .650 field goal percentage leads the BIG EAST.
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. 14/12 Oklahoma Sooners (18-6)

Event: 2011 WBCA Pink Zone*
Location: XL Center (Hartford, CT)
Time: 7:00pm (ET)
Internet: ESPN3
Radio: UConn Radio Network/WTIC
Live Stats: GameTracker

* - fans are encouraged to wear pink to support (breast) cancer awareness!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

2/2 Connecticut Huskies (24-1, 12-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 68, Providence 38
Player of the Game: Sr. W Maya Moore (11p, 6r, 9a, 2s, 23m)
Def. Player of the Game: Sr. G Lorin Dixon (3dr, 1s, 2b, 25m)
Fr. Player of the Game: Fr. C Stefanie Dolson (21p, 6r, 1a, 1b, 23m)
Stat of the Game: Pts. in the Paint: UConn 44, Providence 12

Summary: UConn All-American Maya Moore, who is 11 points shy of the all-time Big East scoring lead, had a career-high nine assists Saturday to lead the second-ranked Huskies to a 68-38 victory over Providence. Moore scored 11 to give her 2,769 points, 11 short of surpassing the Big East record held by Louisville's Angel McCoughtry. "To me, she's Kobe Bryant," said Providence coach Phil Seymore. Fr. Stefanie Dolson matched her career-high with 21 points as the Huskies won their 12th consecutive game since a Dec. 30 loss to Stanford ended their NCAA-record 90-game winning streak. Dolson was named the Big East rookie of the week after reaching a career-high with 21 points against DePaul last Saturday. She matched it just a week later. Moore played just 23 minutes, sitting most of the second half as Auriemma rested his starters for upcoming games against No. 14 Oklahoma on Monday and No. 8 Notre Dame next Saturday.
Game notes (pdf) for today's game at Providence Friars (11-11, 4-6 BE)

Location: Mullaney Gymnasium (Providence, RI)
Time: 2:00pm (ET)
TV: CPTV (Geno Show, 1pm)
Internet: CPTV Hoop Streams
Radio: UConn Radio Network/WTIC
Live Stats: GameTracker

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Today the trio of UConn-bound recruits: #24 5'9 G Brianna Banks (GA),    #1 6'0 W Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (CA), and #42 6'3 PF Kiah Stokes (IA), were all named 2011 McDonald’s HS All-Americans. They will all play for the West team March 30, 2011 at the United Center in Chicago, IL at 7:30pm ET. Typically the game is televised live on ESPNU and/or ESPN2 (so be on the look out if you want to catch a glimpse of the future).

> Banks is averaging 16.2ppg, 5.5rpg, 5.1apg, and 5.0spg for Fayette.
> Mosqueda-Lewis is averaging 21.7ppg and 3.1 3's/pg for #3 Mater Dei.
> Stokes is averaging 25.1ppg, 14.8rpg, and 5.1bpg for #39 Linn-Mar.

 # - HoopGurlz Ranking

Note: Mosqueda-Lewis and Stokes have also been named 2011 WBCA HS All-Americans. Banks was named an honorable mention.
Check out ESPNU today at 5pm ET for live coverage of the announcement of the 2011 HS Boys' and Girls' McDonald's All-American teams. Check back here later today around 6pm for more details.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

2/2 Connecticut Huskies (23-1, 11-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 57, West Virginia 51
Player of the Game: Sr. W Maya Moore (27p, 3r, 1a, 1s, 40m)
Def. Player of the Game: So. G Kelly Faris (3dr, 3s, 38m)
Fr. Player of the Game: Fr. C Stefanie Dolson (10p, 9r, 1a, 5b, 37m)
Stat of the Game: Fouls: UConn 17, WVU 15

Summary: UConn All-American Maya Moore finished with 27pts. to lead UConn to a grind-it-out win over West Virginia 57-51. Fr. Stefanie Dolson added 10pts., 9rebs., and 5blks. in a career-high 37mins. while hepling the Huskies overcame its second halftime deficit of the season and 17 turnovers to beat West Virginia for the 23rd straight time. UConn trailed 29-27 at halftime and didn't take its first lead until early in the second half. Moore scored 15 points after halftime, including eight straight for the Huskies down the stretch to dash West Virginia's hopes for the biggest upset in school history. Still, they held them to its lowest point total (57) of the season, falling short of their 63-point effort last month against Rutgers.
Game notes (pdf) for today's game at 17/19 West Virginia Mountaineers (20-4, 6-4 BE)

Location: WVU Coliseum (Morgantown,WV)
Time: 7:00pm (ET)
TV: CBS College Sports
Internet: None
Radio: UConn Radio Network/WTIC
Live Stats: GameTracker

Monday, February 07, 2011

Today UConn swept the Big East weekly honors of the 4th time this season. UConn All-American Maya Moore was named the Big East Player of the Week for a record-tying seventh time this season after leading the Huskies to a 2-0 week for the Huskies while averaging 31.5ppg, 10rpg and 6.5apg while shooting 75.8 percent from the floor and 66.7 percent from 3-point range in a week that saw the Huskies defeat two top-10 teams. Moore had 29 points, nine rebounds and seven assists against 3/3 Duke. She was 11-of-17 from the floor and made 3 out of 4 from 3-point range. Moore recorded 34 points, 11 rebounds and six assists against 9/13 DePaul. Moore was 14-of-16 from the field against the Blue Demons. Moore, who now leads the country in scoring at 24.5ppg also made nine of her 10 attempts from the charity stripe last week. Moore became the NCAA all-time record-holder with 135 career double-figure scoring games. UConn teammate Fr. Stefanie Dolson was named the Big East Freshman of the Week for the first time in her career after she averaged 14.5ppg and 9.0rpg and shot 72.2 percent from the field to key the Huskies’ two victories over 3/3 Duke and 9/13 DePaul. Dolson had eight point and 12 rebounds against Duke, blocking two shots and dishing out two assists. She followed that up with a 21-point, six-rebound performance in UConn’s victory over DePaul. The 21 points marked a career high and came on 10-of-13 shooting. Dolson’s 63.9 field goal shooting percentage leads the BIG EAST this season.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

2/2 Connecticut Huskies (22-1, 10-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 89, DePaul 66
Player of the Game: Sr. W Maya Moore (34p, 11r, 6a, 1s, 1b, 35m)
Def. Player of the Game: Sr. W Maya Moore (9dr, 1s, 1b, 35m)
Fr. Player of the Game: Fr. C Stefanie Dolson (21p, 6r, 2a, 1b, 28m)
Stat of the Game: Assists: UConn 27, DePaul 10

Summary: UConn All-American Maya Moore finished with 34 points on 14-of-16 shooting from the floor as UConn pulled away early in the 2nd half against to defeat previously unbeaten (in the Big East) DePaul 89-66. The senior added 11rebs and 6asts. for her 47th career double-double. Fr. Stefanie Dolson scored a career-high 21pts. to go along with 6rebs. and 2asts. and So. Kelly Faris chipped in a career-high 9asts. (most on gorgeous feeds to the streaking Moore). A few NCAA records were established in this game as well: Maya Moore scored in double figures for the NCAA-record 135th game (playing in only her 139th game; the record was previously held by Oklahoma's Courtney Paris, 134 out of 137 career games) and Tiffany Hayes became the fastest player in NCAA History to win her 100th game (playing in only her 101st game; the record previously held by UConn's own Maya Moore and Lorin Dixon who won their 100th game in their 102nd game). UConn also continued its NCAA-record home winning streak by posting its 74th consecutive victory on its home court.
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. 9/13 DePaul Blue Demons (21-2, 8-0 BE)

Location: Gampel Pavilion (Storrs, CT)
Time: 2:00pm (ET)
TV: CPTV (Geno Show, 1pm)
Internet: CPTV Hoop Streams
Radio: UConn Radio Network/WTIC
Live Stats: GameTracker

Friday, February 04, 2011

Major Props go out to long-time UConn Associate Head Coach Chris Dailey who was voted by ESPN the Magazine as the 4th best recruiter in ALL of NCAA college sports and the Top basketball recruiter in ALL of women's and MEN's NCAA college hoops.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Awesome (Recruiting) News:

Today 6'4 F/C Breanna Stewart (North Syracuse, NY), the #1-ranked player in the ESPN HoopGurlz Class of 2012, has orally committed to play for UConn. She narrowed her list from 10 teams in October to three this winter -- Connecticut, Duke and Penn State. However, she has known Storrs was the place for her for more than a week and was making the visit, in part, to make her commitment in person. Her commitment gives Auriemma's program back-to-back recruiting classes with the No. 1 player in the country. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, a teammate of Stewart's with USA Basektball and the top senior in the country, signed a National Letter of Intent with Connecticut in November. Stewart is joined by #12-ranked F Morgan Tuck in UConn's growing Class of 2016.