Tag Archive: UConn

Apr 01

Mississippi State upsets UConn, advances to women’s title game DALLAS — The streak is over.


DALLAS — The streak is over. The University of Connecticut’s historic run of 111 consecutive wins ended Friday night with a 66-64 overtime loss to Mississippi State in the national semifinals.

Apr 05

UConn on to national championship game


ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Connecticut didn’t wait for the final buzzer to beat Florida this time. The Huskies, the seventh seed in the East Regional, had outstanding games on both ends of the court to beat overall No. 1 seed Florida 63-53 on Saturday night. The win ended Florida’s 30-game winning streak, which began after …

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Dec 20

Geno Auriemma on schools leaving Big East: ‘I hope they all leave tomorrow’


UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma is a man who doesn’t hold his tongue. If he has an opinion on something, he lets it fly. So predictably when he was asked his opinion on the 7 Catholic schools fleeing the Big East, he once again didn’t hold his tongue. And those 7 schools were the …

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Sep 13

UConn Head Basketball Coach Jim Calhoun to Announce Retirement


UConn Huskies head basketball coach Jim Calhoun will officially announce retirement on Thursday, sources have told ESPN. Calhoun will announce it at a press conference, which is expected to be scheduled for 2 P.M. ET. This also means that Kevin Ollie, the assistant head coach, will replace Calhoun at head coaching duties. Calhoun helped the …

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Mar 25

5 NCAA Tournament teams likely to take a step back next season


With graduation, players leaving early for the NBA Draft, and transfers galore; college basketball teams are experiencing more year-by-year turnover than ever before.* Here are five teams who made the 2012 NCAA Tournament this season but will likely take a step back next year and have their work cut out for them if they want …

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Mar 21

Alex Oriakhi: first of several UConn players leaving the program


According to a report in the Connecticut Post, power forward Alex Oriakhi has decided to transfer from UConn. With the Huskies banned from being able to compete in the 2013 NCAA Tournament due to poor academic standing and Jim Calhoun‘s coaching future in question, Oriakhi could be the first domino to fall in an exodus of UConn players from the program. [...]

Apr 18

The Madness Comes to a Conclusion


All good things must come to an end, but most people would have liked to send this year’s NCAA tournament out in better style. In a tournament where not a single 1 or 2 seed made the Final Four, this seemed to set the stage for a Cinderella.

Virginia Commonwealth, a team that many argued shouldn’t have even made the tournament, made the Final Four [...]

Jan 18

Big East Basketball Power Rankings (1/18/11)


1. Pitt: 18-1, 6-0 (Last Week Ranking: 1)
I have said it before and I will say it again; if I am picking a coach to lead an all-star team of college players and cannot pick anybody with the last of Krzyzewski, Jamie Dixon is my guy.* Pitt has no superstars but they play as unselfishly as any team in the nation, make the most of every offensive possession, and get after it on both ends.* Plus, they just do not lose at the Zoo.[...]

Sep 10

Michigan Versus Notre Dame Preview


It’s rivalry time folks! For some reason though I believe most Michigan fans are not as concerned about this game as they are the MSU or OSU game, but its an important game none the less. Its important for both teams. Both would like to get off to a 2-0 start and set themselves up nicely for a potential bowl bid.

What to look for when Michigan has the ball