October 31, 2012
Women's College Basketball Preseason All-Americans The Associated Press 2012-13 preseason women's all-American team, from a 40-member national media panel: Player School Ht. Year Votes Brittney Griner Baylor 6-8 Senior 40 Skylar Diggins Notre Dame 5-9 Senior 40 Elena Delle Donne Delaware 6-5 Senior 40 Chiney Ogwumike Stanford 6-3 Junior 23 ...
January 27, 2011 |
Tiffany Hayes scored 18 points, Maya Moore added 17 points and 16 rebounds, and No. 2 Connecticut broke open a close game by scoring the first 13 points of the second half to beat Rutgers, 63-44, on Wednesday night in Piscataway, N.J. Bria Hartley had 15 points for UConn (19-1, 8-0 Big East), which has won seven straight since its record 90-game winning streak came to an end against Stanford on Dec. 30. The Huskies have won 58 consecutive conference games, with the last loss coming at Rutgers on Feb. 5, 2008.
February 19, 2012 |
Shenneika Smith's three-pointer from the wing with 8 seconds left lifted St. John's to a 57-56 win over No. 2 Connecticut on Saturday night in Storrs, Conn., snapping the Huskies' 99-game home-court winning streak. It was also the Huskies' first home loss to an unranked opponent in nearly 19 years. Trailing by two with 16 seconds left, Nadirah McKenith drove the lane and kicked it out to Smith, who hit the trey to give the Red Storm (18-8, 10-3 Big East) the lead. UConn (24-3, 11-2)
April 2, 2012 |
DENVER - Notre Dame is back in the national championship thanks to Skylar Diggins' steady leadership and Brittany Mallory's clutch shooting. Diggins scored 19 points, Mallory hit two big three-pointers in overtime, and the Irish beat Connecticut, 83-75, on Sunday night. Notre Dame (35-3) also beat the Huskies (33-5) in the semifinals last year, ending Maya Moore's brilliant career and the Huskies' bid for a third straight national championship. But Notre Dame stumbled 48 hours later, losing to Texas A&M in the title game in Indianapolis.
February 14, 2012 |
Kentucky received 63 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel on Monday to stay No. 1 in the Associated Press' Top 25, while the Syracuse got the others and kept the second spot in the rankings. Missouri moved up one spot to third and was followed by Kansas, Duke, Ohio State, Michigan State, North Carolina, Baylor and Georgetown. Syracuse 52, Louisville 51 - The second-ranked Orange (26-1, 13-1 Big East) scored the final six points of the game to edge the No. 19 Cardinals (20-6, 8-5)
March 27, 2014 |
STORRS, Conn. - Four St. Joseph's players scored in double figures Tuesday night, but it wasn't enough to get the ninth-seeded Hawks past mighty Connecticut. St. Joseph's fell, 91-52, to No. 1 UConn in the second round of the NCAA women's basketball tournament at Gampel Pavilion. "We played really strong today," said Hawks coach Cindy Griffin, "and I can say that these kids left everything out on the floor. " Breanna Stewart scored 21 points and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Bria Hartley had 20 apiece for UConn, which improved to 36-0.
December 20, 2012 |
Chiney Ogwumike had 21 points and 15 rebounds, Mikaela Ruef hit a tiebreaking basket with 53 seconds left, and top-ranked Stanford held on to beat No. 21 South Carolina, 53-49, Wednesday night in Columbia, S.C. The Cardinal (10-0) went cross-country to face Dawn Staley's Gamecocks (10-1) and found themselves in a tough matchup. The game was tied at 45 with 1 minute, 14 seconds to go after Aleighsa Welch's foul shot. That's when Ruef drove left and put up a shot that barely caught the rim and fell in for the lead.
March 29, 2011 |
With his team set to meet Duke on Tuesday night in an NCAA Elite Eight contest at Temple's Liacouras Center, Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma labeled the Huskies as more vulnerable than the squads that won back-to-back national championships in 2009 and '10. They went undefeated both years. Currently, UConn is 35-1. What a difference a year makes. With 111 wins in their last 112 outings, the only blemish on the Huskies record is a 12-point loss at Stanford on Dec. 30. The winner of Duke-UConn moves on to the Final Four.
March 29, 2011 |
Of course Connecticut would break the game open with one of its trademark runs. As expected, the Huskies received a herculean effort from All-American Maya Moore, and they are going back to the Final Four. Moore finished with 28 points to lead top-seeded Connecticut to Tuesday's 75-40 Philadelphia Regional final victory over second-second Duke at the Liacouras Center. The win advanced the two-time defending national champion Huskies (36-1) to their fourth consecutive Final Four and 12th in school history.
March 28, 2011 |
It was as simple as switching to small ball. Trailing Georgetown by seven points with 11 minutes, 13 seconds remaining Sunday afternoon, Connecticut took out 6-foot-5 center Stefanie Dolson and stuck with reserve guard Lorin Dixon the rest of the way. That left forward Maya Moore, at 6 feet, as the Huskies' tallest player on the Liacouras Center court. It was a move that put UConn a victory away from another appearance in the Women's Final Four. Sparked by a 15-2 run, the Huskies escaped with a 68-63 victory in the Philadelphia Regional semifinal.