Originally written on Sportress of Blogitude  |  Last updated 11/16/14

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)

The top-ranked Baylor Bears faced the third-ranked UConn Huskies on Monday night and while the matchup between two top-tier programs was viewed as a big game for far more traditional reasons, but a photo snapped by AP photographer Jessica Hill capturing UConn coach Geno Auriemma patting the butt of Baylor coach Kim Mulkey before the game undoubtedly will be what everyone is talking about. And if a photo of a male women’s college basketball coach getting all handsy with a female women’s basketball coach’s posterior wasn’t newsworthy enough, the manner in which Auriemma explained the butt-pat following the game adds an additional layer of amusement to the already-excellent story.   As reported by the Connecticut Post’s Rich Elliott (via The Dagger): “She was staring at my butt and she was commenting on it and I said, ‘Really? How about yours?’ and she went, `Yeah, look at it,’ and I went (slap), I’ll teach you a lesson,’’ Auriemma said, jokingly. `And then she started talking about how she only dated Italians her whole life and that she wanted me to set her up with some Italians and I said `The Italians I send to see you aren’t going to date you.’ We’ve had a long and great relationship since, gosh, she was an assistant at Louisiana Tech. It goes back a long ways. “She’s just a big pain in the butt. That’s all there is to it.” Fantastic. And just the perfect amount of awkwardness. It was a coach patting the butt of a rival coach, after all. You don’t see that too often. Thankfully. TweetThe post Geno Auriemma pats Baylor coach Kim Mulkey’s butt and it’s all good (photo) appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.


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