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TAMPA, FL - APRIL 06: Head coach Geno Auriemma of the UCONN Huskies reacts in the second half against the Stanford Cardinal during their National Semifinal Game of the 2008 NCAA Women's Final Four at St. Pete Times Forum April 6, 2008 in Tampa, Florida. Stanford won 82-73. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
Former Connecticut basketball coach Jim Calhoun and UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma were inducted Wednesday into the state's Hall of Fame. The coaches, both already members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, had their names added to a wall that includes such Connecticut icons as author Mark Twain, lexicographer Noah Webster and baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson. Calhoun guided the Huskies to three national titles in his 26 years at UConn before retiring after the 2011-12 season. He and Auriemma both said they were humbled by the honor. ''It's really great. It only took me 26 years, but it took Mark Twain 150 to get into the Hall of Fame,'' Calhoun joked. Auriemma, who coached his team to the program's eighth national title earlier this month, quipped that he was just there to represent actor Paul Newman, a 2009 inductee. ''It's unbelievably rewarding and humbling and you're grateful and appreciative anytime someone wants to honor you for what you've d...
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