NEW YORK (AP) — Geno Auriemma was sitting in his office after practice Monday when UConn's video coordinator came in and said he had the entire NCAA Tournament women's bracket.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — No. 2 UConn is expected to get a No. 1 seed Monday in the NCAA Tournament for a 13th consecutive year, but this one feels a little different.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — UConn was missing one All-American on Saturday, but another made certain the Huskies had little problem keeping intact their six-year unbeaten streak in the American...
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn All-American Katie Lou Samuelson will not play in the American Athletic Conference tournament this weekend because of a back injury suffered last Saturday against...
UConn’s Napheesa Collier is AAC player of the year
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — UConn's Napheesa Collier, averaging a double-double this season, was honored Friday as the player of the year and top defensive player in the American Athletic...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Even without injured star Katie Lou Samuelson, second-ranked UConn was able to complete another perfect run through the American Athletic Conference.
Collier helps No. 2 UConn rout Wichita State 84-47
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — In the second game of a road trip in Middle America and playing without the head coach, UConn associate head coach Chris Dailey really had one goal in mind for the Huskies...
Auriemma to miss 2nd consecutive game due to illness
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma says he will miss his second consecutive game with a stomach virus.
The second-ranked Huskies (25-2, 13-0 American Athletic...
Hall of Fame coaches Stringer and Auriemma miss games
NEW YORK (AP) — It was a rough week for Hall of Fame coaches.
Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer will be out for the remainder of the regular season to rest, while UConn's Geno Auriemma was...
No. 3 UConn handles Tulsa; Auriemma misses game with illness
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — UConn played its first game in 22 years without head coach Geno Auriemma.
UConn’s Geno Auriemma misses game against Tulsa with illness
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — UConn coach Geno Auriemma will miss Sunday's game against Tulsa because of an illness.
Auriemma did not travel with the No. 3 Huskies, but hopes to return for Tuesday's...
Samuelson’s 32 points lead No. 3 UConn to rout of Memphis
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — There is not much UConn All-American Katie Lou Samuelson can't do, and that apparently that includes coaching the Huskies.
Collier leads No. 4 UConn to rout of UCF
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Despite a physical effort from the opposing team, UConn imposed its will on the game, outworking UCF inside and out.
Napheesa Collier was the key, getting 18 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and four steals as No. 4 UConn completed a 78-41 victory Sunday.
"Of all the players on our team, Napheesa has the best matchup on the team," coach Geno Auriemma said. "Every team we play has an impossible decision on how they are going to guard her, and she never stops."
Collier, Samuelson help UConn beat South Carolina 97-79
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Napheesa Collier and UConn used a strong second half to turn their final nonconference game into a rout.
Collier had 31 points, 16 rebounds and six assists, and the fourth-ranked Huskies beat 11th-ranked South Carolina 97-79 on Monday night.
Collier leads No. 5 UConn women to 109-74 win vs Temple
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn's Napheesa Collier is playing herself into the conversation for national player of the year.
The Huskies senior star tied a season-high with 30 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, leading the Huskies to a 109-74 rout of Temple.
Collier, who also had 30 points in a win over the Owls last month, recorded her 12th double-double of the season and 36th of her career. It was her seventh straight game with 20 or more points.
UConn falls to 5th in women’s AP Top 25; Louisville is No. 2
NEW YORK (AP) — Coach Geno Auriemma doesn't seem too concerned that UConn has its most losses in six years.
After all, the Huskies entered the Final Four unbeaten the last two seasons only to walk away without a national championship.
Collier reaches mark, No. 2 UConn women beat Cincy 65-55
CINCINNATI (AP) — Two days later, No. 2 UConn was still feeling the sting of a troubling loss.
Senior forward Napheesa Collier scored 20 points Saturday, reached 2,000 for her career, and steadied the Huskies to a 65-55 victory over Cincinnati that was uncharacteristically challenging.
As coach Geno Auriemma reminded, this isn't a typical Huskies team.
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Cardinal Moment: Jeff Walz and Louisville finally beat UConn
Jeff Walz has had some really good teams at Louisville since taking over the Cardinals program in 2007.
They've made three trips to the Final Four and appeared in the title game twice. Yet in his 12 years at the school, Walz and his Cardinals never could find a way to beat UConn.
Samuelson, Collier lead No. 3 UConn women past SMU 79-39
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — No. 3 UConn has been working in practice on its pressure defense, hoping to force a few more turnovers and get a few more baskets in transition.
That practice paid off Wednesday night.
Napheesa Collier scored 22 points and Katie Lou Samuelson added 21 to lead the Huskies to a 79-39 rout of SMU, the team's 107th straight victory over an American Athletic Conference opponent.
Collier, Dangerfield help No. 2 UConn women top Temple 88-67
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Crystal Dangerfield did it all for UConn.
Dangerfield had a career-high 26 points with nine assists and no turnovers to help lead No. 2 UConn to an 88-67 victory over Temple on Saturday.
"I would like to think that could be a typical game for Crystal, creating a lot of points for us and knocking in her share of points," Huskies coach Geno Auriemma said. "I think she was on her game tonight. She made shots, she got people shots and she managed the game. That about says it all."
Walker leads No. 2 UConn to 75-33 rout of Tulane
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Megan Walker has been playing well this past month.
On Wednesday night, she single-handedly outscored Tulane by a point in No. 2 UConn's 75-33 rout. Walker scored a career-best 34 points in the easy victory.
Samuelson reaches 2,000 points as UConn beats South Florida
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn coach Geno Auriemma sent a message to his starters on Sunday, pulling the entire group 4 ½ minutes into what was expected to be an easy win over an injury-depleted South Florida team.
The third-ranked Huskies, who trailed by as many as eight points in the first half, eventually shook off their sluggish start to beat the Bulls 63-46.
"I've got a very immature team, I think," Auriemma said. "That shows up in the inconsistency some times."
No. 1 UConn rebounds from loss to handle Houston 81-61
HOUSTON (AP) — Following the first regular season loss in more than four years, UConn coach Geno Auriemma didn't know how his team was going to react.
The Huskies came out with energy en route to a convincing win on Sunday.
Katie Lou Samuelson had 19 points, Napheesa Collier added 18 points and the top-ranked UConn Huskies rebounded from a rare regular-season loss with an 81-61 win over Houston.
No. 1 UConn’s 126-game win streak ends 68-57 at No. 8 Baylor
WACO, Texas (AP) — Geno Auriemma knew that top-ranked UConn couldn't keep winning every regular-season game it played, even though the Huskies had won 126 in a row.
That winning streak of more than four years ended with a 68-57 loss Thursday night at No. 8 Baylor, which won against a No. 1 team for the first time.
McGraw earns 900th victory; Ionescu meets Curry
NEW YORK (AP) — Muffet McGraw earned a milestone win against the school where she got her coaching start.
McGraw became the fourth-fastest coach to reach 900 victories on Sunday when No. 2 Notre Dame beat Lehigh 95-68. McGraw only needed 1,172 games to reach the milestone. Only Geno Auriemma (1,034), Pat Summit (1,072) and Tara VanDerveer (1,104) did it faster.
Samuelson leads way as No. 1 UConn women hold off No. 14 Cal
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Geno Auriemma expects this UConn team to be regularly tested this season, and the top-ranked Huskies certainly had to earn their two road victories in a four-day span.
"This is how the majority of the world lives," UConn's coach said of playing tough games out of town. "It's not bad living in the real world."
Katie Lou Samuelson had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 1 UConn held off a late rally from 14th-ranked and previously unbeaten California in a 76-66 win Saturday.
Collier helps No. 1 UConn women rally past Oklahoma, 72-63
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Connecticut fell behind Oklahoma by 12 points in the second half, and Huskies coach Geno Auriemma couldn't have been happier.
The challenge, he believes, snapped his players back into reality.
Napheesa Collier had 23 points and a career-high 17 rebounds, and the top-ranked Huskies rallied to beat Oklahoma 72-63 on Wednesday night.
UConn sophomore Lexi Gordon to transfer
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn sophomore Lexi Gordon is leaving the program.
The 6-foot wing from Texas has scored just 12 points and grabbed 13 rebounds while seeing limited action in 30 games for the top-ranked Huskies. She has played just 10 minutes this season, notching a single free throw, while missing all five of her shots from the floor.
Coach Geno Auriemma says Gordon wants to transfer to a school where she will have more opportunities to play.
UConn No. 1 in women’s AP Top 25 again after Notre Dame win
NEW YORK (AP) — UConn is back in a familiar place — No. 1 in the women's basketball poll.
The Huskies moved up one place to the top spot after beating former No. 1 Notre Dame on Sunday by 18 points. UConn was the unanimous choice from the 31-member national media panel Monday.
Geno Auriemma didn't want to make too much of his team's ascension to the top spot after the 89-71 win over the Irish.
UConn wins early season showdown with Notre Dame
NEW YORK (AP) — It's only December, but UConn showed it's the best team in the country with an early-season win over Notre Dame.
The Huskies topped the Irish 89-71 on Sunday in the women's Jimmy V Classic behind a stellar effort by freshman Christyn Williams, who had 28 points — six points off the school record for a freshman held by Tina Charles.
Williams leads No. 2 UConn to 89-71 win at No. 1 Notre Dame
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Freshman Christyn Williams scored a career-high 28 points on 11-of-16 shooting and No. 2 Connecticut never lost the lead after the 6:36 mark of the first quarter in dominating No. 1 Notre Dame 89-71 on Sunday.
All-American Katie Lou Samuelson, who was held scoreless by the Irish in the first half, had 15 points, including a three-point play that gave Geno Auriemma's Huskies a 74-64 lead with 6:08 to play. The Huskies' biggest lead was 19 points late.
No. 2 Huskies take early lead, dominate No. 1 Irish 89-71
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Geno Auriemma believes there's a lot to like about Connecticut's latest star in the making, freshman Christyn Williams.
Williams scored 16 of her season-high 28 points in the first quarter to help the No. 2 Huskies dominate No. 1 Notre Dame 89-71 on Sunday.
Irish and Huskies ready for latest chapter of rivalry
There's been no better and more entertaining rivalry in women's college basketball over the past decade than the one between Notre Dame and UConn.
From Breanna Stewart's dominance of the Irish in the Final Four while UConn won four straight national championships to Arike Ogunbowale's last-second shot in overtime of the national semifinals last season that beat the Huskies, these storied programs have gone toe-to-toe on the game's biggest stage.
Samuelson leads No. 2 UConn women to rout of Purdue
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — UConn senior Napheesa Collier doesn't worry a lot about how many points she scores or how many rebounds she gets.
Huskies coach Geno Auriemma does, especially if the 6-foot-1 forward doesn't finish with a double-double.
Auriemma had no such worries Saturday night, as Collier had 19 points and 10 rebounds and No. 2 UConn rolled to an 86-40 victory over Purdue in the final day of the Paradise Jam tournament.
No. 2 UConn uses rally in fourth to beat St John’s 65-55
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — UConn coach Geno Auriemma has warned his players about expecting every game to be a blowout.
That's what the second-ranked Huskies ran into Friday night, having to rally in the fourth quarter against pesky St. John's for a 65-55 victory at the Paradise Jam tournament.
No. 2 UConn beats Mississippi 90-50 in Paradise Jam
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Geno Auriemma doesn't worry too much about No. 2 UConn putting the ball in the basket.
Instead, Auriemma is more concerned about the Huskies keeping the other team from scoring.
That's something UConn has been able to do quite well so far this season, including in Thursday's 90-50 victory over Mississippi at the Paradise Jam tournament.
Collier helps No. 2 UConn rout Vanderbilt 80-42
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Geno Auriemma knows his UConn Huskies are a work in progress.
The Hall of Fame coach just wants them to keep getting better every game.
"This was the second game we played, and we were better than we were last Sunday," he said after an 80-42 win over Vanderbilt on Saturday in the Hall of Fame Showcase. "We got three players that we know are really, really good. When those guys are good, we're really good."
Rutgers coach Stringer joins 1,000 career win club
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — As the red and white confetti rained down on the court to celebrate C. Vivian Stringer's 1,000th career victory, the Hall of Fame coach took a moment to soak it all in.
She was surrounded by family, friends, former players and coaches from all three schools where she coached.
No. 2 UConn routs Ohio State 85-53 in Huskies’ season opener
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Geno Auriemma knows he can rely on UConn's three returning starters to play well this season.
He's looking for sophomore Megan Walker to bring her game to that level and help the Huskies make a run at a 12th national championship.
Walker scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds Sunday in an 85-53 rout of Ohio State.
Toss up the ball, college hoops ready for early start date
NEW YORK (AP) — College basketball season begins Tuesday — the earliest it's ever started. Muffet McGraw and Geno Auriemma aren't thrilled about that, either.
A sport that used to start official practice around Oct. 15 and have its first games at Thanksgiving is now beginning nearly three weeks sooner. Add that to the summer and preseason workouts that are allowed, and it's nearly a year-round sport.
Tuesday will feature almost 100 women's games and 150 for the men.
UConn agrees to 15-year media rights extension with IMG
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn and IMG announced a 15-year contract extension for licensing and multimedia rights to broadcast and promote Huskies athletics.
Under the agreement, IMG will pay UConn a minimum of $96 million in royalties, including $6 million this academic year.
UConn unofficially opens basketball season with First Night
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — New coach Dan Hurley introduced himself to UConn's fans on Friday as the Huskies unofficially opened their basketball season with the annual "First Night" celebration inside Gampel Pavilion.
UConn's version of "Midnight Madness" is now held at 7 p.m. and no longer marks the start of practice (for the men that started two weeks ago).
But it was a chance for the school's fan base to get a first look at the 2018-19 men's and women's players and Hurley.
UConn, Lady Vols to renew rivalry in 2019-20, 2020-21
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Connecticut and Tennessee plan to face each other in women's basketball during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons, renewing a rivalry that has been dormant since 2007.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Connecticut's Chris Dailey and former Tennessee assistant Mickie DeMoss are entering uncharted territory with their historic inductions Saturday into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.
They'll become the first people inducted into the hall primarily for their accomplishments as assistant coaches.
Lindsay Whalen as Gophers coach? Geno Auriemma’s reaction to Mark Coyle’s idea: ‘Wow’
Legendary University of Connecticut womens basketball coach Geno Auriemma has won 11 NCAA titles, three Olympic gold medals and has won two FIBA world championships.
MINNEAPOLIS — Mark Coyle made a bold coaching hire Thursday, one that brings some risk but would be hard to top in generating excitement and feel-good nostalgia.
Bringing Lindsay Whalen back home to coach the Gophers women’s basketball team qualifies as a home run.
Mark Coyle made a bold coaching hire Thursday, one that brings some risk but would be hard to top in generating excitement and feel-good nostalgia.
Bringing Lindsay Whalen back home to coach the Gophers womens basketball team qualifies as a home run.
There is a perception that everything is easy and nothing ever goes wrong in Geno Auriemma’s world.