Geno Auriemma - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Geno Auriemma The Latest: S Carolina women spoil Miss St miracle for title DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the NCAA women's championship game (all times local): 7:13 p.m. South Carolina has spoiled the miracle for Mississippi State. A'ja Wilson and Allisha Gray both had double-doubles and the Gamecocks beat the Bulldogs 67-55 to win the NCAA women's championship in an all-Southeastern Conference matchup of first-time finalists Sunday night. ... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:30:00 GMT 2017-04-03T00:30:00Z Huskies have all the pieces to start another long streak STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn will return to campus from the Final Four on Sunday for the first time in five years without a national championship trophy. But it's not like Hall of Fame coach Geno Auriemma will return with nothing. His team heads into next season with a lot of talent and more experience. Auriemma loses just one starter, se... Sat, 01 Apr 2017 20:11:00 GMT 2017-04-01T20:11:00Z It's all SEC for women's title after Mississippi St stunner DALLAS (AP) — Now that UConn is surprisingly out of the way, it's time for an SEC party with a pair of teams that have never played in the NCAA women's championship game. Mississippi State's 66-64 upset that snapped the Huskies' record 111-game winning streak Friday night means a third meeting this season with South Carolina, this time on Sunday for the title. ... Sat, 01 Apr 2017 06:28:00 GMT 2017-04-01T06:28:00Z UConn's 111-game winning streak ends, Miss St wins at buzzer DALLAS (AP) — When the final shot beat the buzzer and UConn's record streak was over, Geno Auriemma had to smile. After all the winning, the Huskies coach could appreciate a thrilling victory — even from the other side. UConn's 111-game run came to a stunning end when Mississippi State pulled off perhaps the biggest upset in women's bas... Sat, 01 Apr 2017 06:00:00 GMT 2017-04-01T06:00:00Z Texas coach Karen Aston gives her thoughts on Final Four DALLAS (AP) — Texas coach Karen Aston faced each of the women's Final Four participants this season. Here, she breaks down the matchups for the NCAA Tournament semifinal games. STANFORD SOUTH CAROLINA This will be a battle of two teams with distinct offensive styles. We played Stanford in our firs... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 06:14:00 GMT 2017-03-31T06:14:00Z Plum and Auriemma are AP Player and Coach of Year DALLAS (AP) — Kelsey Plum had a historic season for Washington while Geno Auriemma did one of his best coaching jobs at UConn. Both were overwhelming choices as The Associated Press women's basketball Player and Coach of the Year in awards announced Thursday. Plum broke the career NCAA scoring mark, topping Jackie Stiles' 16-year-old re... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 23:03:00 GMT 2017-03-30T23:03:00Z Women's basketball regional attendance at 20-year low DALLAS (AP) — There were a lot of empty seats at the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament regionals. The NCAA saw its lowest attendance for the regionals in 20 years, and there is no change to the format in sight. An average of 4,719 fans showed up for the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight games in the four neutral-site venues. That's down 27 perc... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:11:00 GMT 2017-03-29T22:11:00Z Coaches at women's NCAA Final Four have deep connections Geno Auriemma, Tara VanDerveer and Dawn Staley have decades-long connections through women's NCAA Final Fours and Olympic gold medals. The coaches in Dallas this week for the Final Four are hardly strangers. "It really is an interesting dynamic," Auriemma said Tuesday during a national conference call. "You really couldn't orchestrate s... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:22:00 GMT 2017-03-28T23:22:00Z UConn, South Carolina, Miss State and Stanford in Final Four BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Geno Auriemma and the UConn Huskies have been on an unprecedented Final Four run, making it there 10 straight years. This trip might have been the least expected of them. With a trio of All-Americans lost to graduation, Auriemma had questions about his inexperienced group of Huskies. They answered every single one of them. ... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 03:29:00 GMT 2017-03-28T03:29:00Z UConn routs Oregon, heads to 10th straight Final Four BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Everything UConn lost to graduation made another Final Four even more special for Geno Auriemma and his Huskies. Napheesa Collier scored 28 points, Gabby Williams had 25 and the Huskies advanced to the national semifinals for the 10th straight year with a 90-52 victory against Oregon on Monday night. "There were... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 02:03:00 GMT 2017-03-28T02:03:00Z Plum unanimous choice as AP women's basketball All-American NEW YORK (AP) — Kelsey Plum left quite the mark at Washington. Now the senior guard, who became the NCAA's all-time career leading scorer this season, is the first from the school to earn Associated Press All-America honors. "It is really special. I started out the season and remembered last year I was on the third team and I felt like ... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:19:00 GMT 2017-03-27T16:19:00Z Oregon needs monumental upset to reach Final Four BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Oregon coach Kelly Graves planned a trip with his family in January to watch the men's Final Four next week. It couldn't have worked out better for the Ducks women's basketball coach that his former school Gonzaga and his current one have already qualified for the national semifinals in Arizona. That was until h... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:22:00 GMT 2017-03-26T18:22:00Z UConn advances to regional final with 86-71 win over UCLA BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — After watching UConn's NCAA Tournament dominance mostly from the bench for three seasons, Saniya Chong finally made her mark. Chong scored 16 points and came up with big plays on both ends of the court, and the top-seeded Huskies beat UCLA 86-71 on Saturday to advance to the Bridgeport Regional final. "I was loo... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:34:00 GMT 2017-03-25T21:34:00Z Nurse hits 9 3-pointers to lead UConn over Syracuse 94-64 STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn's Kia Nurse heard the boasts from Syracuse that it would bring the best backcourt in America into Monday night's second-round rematch of last year's national championship game. She used that as motivation. The junior guard scored 29 points and tied an NCAA Tournament record with nine 3-pointers to lead UConn to a 94-64 win over ... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 01:41:00 GMT 2017-03-21T01:41:00Z Big win, huge comeback mark 2nd day of women's NCAA tourney NEW YORK (AP) — It was a record day in the women's NCAA Tournament. Baylor shattered the margin of victory mark, while Texas A&M pulled off the biggest comeback in tournament history. The Lady Bears routed Texas Southern 119-30 on Saturday, besting the previous 74-point win Tennessee had over North Carolina A&T (111-37) in 1994. A few hours later, Texas A&M found itself down... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:07:00 GMT 2017-03-19T07:07:00Z UConn routs Albany 116-55 to win 108th straight game STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Napheesa Collier and Gabby Williams didn't play big roles for UConn on last season's national championship team. The Husky forwards sent a message during Saturday's 116-55 first-round rout of Albany that they plan to lead the team in the quest for a fifth straight title. Collier scored 24 points, Williams had 20 and... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 21:08:00 GMT 2017-03-18T21:08:00Z A look at what could happen in the women's NCAA Tournament NEW YORK (AP) — It's been pretty easy to pick UConn to win the title the last few years. While the path may be more difficult this season, the result will be the same. The question is what will happen in the other 57 games in the women's bracket that may not be so obvious. Here's one look at what could happen over the next three weeks: The bracket breakdo... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:02:00 GMT 2017-03-17T00:02:00Z UConn returns to NCAA tourney as top seed in rebuilding year STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn's players heard all the talk. Following four straight national championships, this would be a rebuilding season. After Breanna Stewart, Moriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck went 1-3 in the WNBA draft, even coach Geno Auriemma suggested this year's Huskies could lose six games during a tough non-conference schedule. ... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 02:21:00 GMT 2017-03-14T02:21:00Z UConn, Irish, South Carolina, Baylor top seeds in NCAAs NEW YORK (AP) — UConn's drive for five will begin at home. Winners of 107 straight games, coach Geno Auriemma and the Huskies won't have to leave the state of Connecticut in the NCAA Tournament until the Final Four as they try for an unprecedented fifth consecutive national championship. The top seed will open at home on Saturday agains... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 01:21:00 GMT 2017-03-14T01:21:00Z UConn No. 1 in final AP women's basketball poll of season NEW YORK (AP) — UConn heads into the NCAA Tournament in a familiar place — No. 1 in the poll. For the 14th time in school history, the Huskies sit atop The Associated Press women's basketball poll in the final week. "Obviously the AP poll is the oldest and the most recognized poll in our sport, and for us to finish at the top again says... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:12:00 GMT 2017-03-13T17:12:00Z Staley introduced as coach of US national women's hoops team COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For all that Dawn Staley has accomplished in her Hall-of-Fame career, she believes her latest achievement may have topped them all. "It is basketball utopia for me," Staley said Friday after being introduced as coach of the U.S. women's national basketball team. "For me to sit here as coach of USA Basketball is surreal." ... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 19:15:00 GMT 2017-03-10T19:15:00Z AP Sources: Staley to coach US women's Olympic hoops team NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. women's Olympic basketball team turned to its past to find its next coach. Dawn Staley will coach the team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, said two people with knowledge of the decision. The people spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday on condition of anonymity because the decision has not been publicly announced. Staley will be introduced at a news ... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 01:37:00 GMT 2017-03-10T01:37:00Z UConn's former walk-on Lawlor shooting for her fourth title STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Tierney Lawlor began her college basketball career at UConn as an unknown walk-on and has a chance to end it as one of the most successful players in the history of college basketball. Should the Huskies win out, Lawlor and fellow senior Saniya Chong will leave the school with an unprecedented record of 154-1 and four national titles.... Thu, 09 Mar 2017 19:50:00 GMT 2017-03-09T19:50:00Z Top-ranked UConn routs No. 23 Temple for 102nd straight win HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — After a closer than expected three-point win at Tulane, top-ranked UConn had a bit of motivation to play well against newly ranked Temple. Napheesa Collier scored a career-high 31 points and the Huskies routed the No. 23 Owls 90-45 on Wednesday night to extend the program's record winning streak to 102 straight games. ... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 03:07:00 GMT 2017-02-23T03:07:00Z No. 1 UConn escapes Tulane with 101st straight win NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Geno Auriemma hopes his UConn Huskies learned something after escaping with a victory at Tulane. Napheesa Collier had 26 points and 12 rebounds and top-ranked Connecticut held off Tulane 63-60 on Saturday night to push its record winning streak to 101 games. "We're not as good as everybody thinks we are and today was ... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 03:23:00 GMT 2017-02-19T03:23:00Z Century mark! UConn women win 100th straight game STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Add 100 consecutive wins to the UConn Huskies' long list of milestones. Given UConn's glitzier numbers linked to national championships, 11 titles and counting, it may seem ho-hum with no added significance. Geno Auriemma's squad already owns the longest winning streak in Division I college basketball history. UConn beat its own record of 90 consecutive ... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:39:00 GMT 2017-02-14T13:39:00Z No. 1 UConn wins 99th straight, 83-41 over SMU STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Geno Auriemma took a moment to enjoy his UConn Huskies' 99th straight victory — then turned his attention to No. 100 and South Carolina on Monday night. "We're not where I want to be right now," the Hall of Fame coach said after the Huskies' 83-41 victory over SMU on Saturday. "A game like Monday night comes at a perfect time for us. Maybe it's exactly t... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 04:16:00 GMT 2017-02-12T04:16:00Z UConn women get 98th straight win, 96-49 over Cincinnati CINCINNATI (AP) — For top-ranked UConn, there's no avoiding the very big number anymore. The Huskies rolled to a 96-49 victory over Cincinnati on Tuesday night behind Napheesa Collier's perfect shooting night, leaving them within arm's reach of the NCAA's first triple-digit winning streak. Two more wins and it'll be 100 in a row. "The l... Wed, 08 Feb 2017 03:26:00 GMT 2017-02-08T03:26:00Z Basketball inches closer to ending ban on religious headgear NEW YORK (AP) — The international group that governs basketball is close to eliminating a longstanding ban on religious headgear in competition, clearing the way for athletes to wear hijabs, turbans and yarmulkes in international competitions. FIBA told its playing rules committee at a recent meeting to create a proposal that outlines how headgear can be ... Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:52:00 GMT 2017-02-03T15:52:00Z UConn wins 95th straight with 91-42 romp over Houston HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — By UConn standards, this was surely a slow start — trailing Houston four minutes into the game. The funk didn't last long. The No. 1 Huskies went on a 21-0 run and blew out the Cougars 91-42 on Saturday to extend their record winning streak to 95 games. Gabby Williams scored 19 points and grabbe... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 21:12:00 GMT 2017-01-28T21:12:00Z