The Huskies play four nonconference home games, five road games and four at neutral sites, including a game at Mohegan Sun Arena. Of the 13 opponents, 11 reached the 2017 NCAA Tournament while seven reached the regional semifinal and two were in the Final Four.
“I thought he was crazy,” Dailey said Monday of their Nov. 23, 1985, debut on the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team’s sideline, a 73-67 overtime win at Iona that featured Auriemma picking up two technical fouls. “I was like, ‘Oh my goodness.’ ”
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Corey Henderson scored a career-high 30 points, including two 3-pointers in the last 37 seconds of regulation, as Tulsa eked out a 90-88 double overtime victory over UConn to remain unbeaten in the American Conference. Tulsa (10-5, 3-0) got two free throws by Henderson with 22 seconds left in the second overtime to go ahead 89-86 and had to survive two UConn misses in the final seconds. Jalen Adams, who led the Huskies with 29 points, missed on a drive, and Terry Larrier, who had 19 points, missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer. >> Read more Read More Share:
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Rawle Alkins scored 20 points, Dusan Ristic had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 18 Arizona used a late run to pull away for a 73-58 victory over UConn on Thursday night. Arizona (10-3) traded ugly possessions with the Huskies in the first half before both teams found an offensive rhythm in the second. The Wildcats took control behind their defense during a late 8-0 run that pushed their lead to 65-55 and on to their seventh straight win since an 0-3 trip to the Bahamas. Arizona made 14 of 23 shots in the second half to win its 47th straight non-conference home game and beat UConn for the first time in six attempts all-time. Read More Share:
The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team will try to make history for its coach Geno Auriemma on Tuesday night, but Sherri Coale has been there and done that. Auriemma will go for his 1,000th career win when the top-ranked Huskies (8-0) face Coale and Oklahoma in the Naismith Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase at Mohegan Sun Arena. He would be the third or fourth women’s coach — depending on the result of Tuesday afternoon’s North Carolina-Grambling game as the Tar Heels’ Sylvia Hatchell seeks the four-figure plateau — in the 1,000-win club. But Coale already knows how to throw a wrench in an opponent’s plans. On Feb. 2, 2009, the Sooners defeated Tennessee 80-70 in Oklahoma City to deny late Hall of Fame coach Pat Summitt of her 1,000th win in her first attempt. Summitt would reach the milestone three days later against Georgia. “I never looked at Connecticut’s schedule and I was unaware of it until people started talking about it a couple of weeks ago,” Coale said Monday. “It’s crazy how that works out, isn’t it?” Read More Share:
If it’s not one thing, it’s another for Arizona it seems this season. Less than two weeks after Rawle Alkins made his return to the floor after missing the first nine games of the season with a broken foot, the Wildcats had to watch leading scorer Allonzo Trier writhing in pain in an 83-53 win over North Dakota State on Monday night. The play came with about 10 minutes to go in the game as Trier was looking to stick with North Dakota State guard Paul Miller when the two collided. The Arizona guard quickly hit the ground and grabbed his knee, bringing silence to McKale Center. Eventually, Trier was helped off the floor, and he returned a short time later with an ice bag on the injured knee. Read More Share:
But Coale already knows how to throw a wrench in an opponent’s plans. On Feb. 2, 2009, the Sooners defeated Tennessee 80-70 in Oklahoma City to deny late Hall of Fame coach Pat Summitt of her 1,000th win in her first attempt. Summitt would reach the milestone three days later against Georgia.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. — The irony wasn’t lost on Geno Auriemma that the first opportunity to win his 1,000th career game would come at a casino. There were no guarantees when he came from Virginia or when Chris Dailey came from Rutgers to take over the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team that success would follow. Prior to his hiring on May 18, 1985, the Huskies had one winning season and an overall record of 92-162. But the gamble paid off, thanks to his own skills, knowledge and personality, and his ability to bring in players that bought into his philosophy. Read More Share: