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Coach Geno Auriemma is hard pressed to remember a harder regional than the one his UConn team will face this weekend in Bridgeport.
The Huskies open up in the semifinals against Maryland on Sunday. Second-seeded Kentucky will face Elena Delle Donne and No. 6 Delaware in the other game.
UConn has won 41 of its last 42 NCAA tournament games in its home state. The lone blemish came against Duke in 2006 in the regional final. That game was also played in Bridgeport.
If Delaware and UConn do make it through, it would set up an intriguing finals matchup. Delle Donne originally signed with UConn before abruptly leaving after a short stay to return home to Delaware.
Delle Donne is one of three reigning conference players of the year still around in Bridgeport. It may surprise many fans to learn UConn is the only team that doesn't have one.
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Connecticut has signed women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma to a new five-year, $10.86 million contract designed to keep him at the school through the 2017-18 season.
The 59-year-old Hall of Famer, who has coached at UConn for the past 28 seasons, will make $1.95 million in salary, speaking fees and media fees in the next year. That will gradually increase to $2.4 million...
Connecticut women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma has signed a new $10.86 million contract, a deal designed to keep him at the school through the 2017-18 season, UConn announced Wednesday.
The 59-year-old Hall of Famer, who has coached at UConn since 1985, will make $1.95 million in salary, speaking fees and media fees in the next year. That will gradually increase to $2.4...
Geno Auriemma hasn't lost too many NCAA tournament games in the state of Connecticut.
The Hall of Fame coach was hard pressed to remember a harder regional than the one his Huskies will face this weekend in Bridgeport. UConn opens up in the semifinals against Maryland on Saturday.
Second-seeded Kentucky will face Elena Delle Donne and No. 6 Delaware in the other game.
Connecticut's youngest players have the Huskies back in an old and familiar spot.
Freshmen Breanna Stewart, Moriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck combined for 35 points as UConn (32-4) advanced to their eighth straight regional final with a 76-50 blowout over Maryland on Saturday.
''I think we were 16 for 28 from the floor, our freshmen,'' UConn coach Geno Auriemma...
Matthew Mitchell is trying to build Kentucky into a women's basketball power. Getting to the Final Four for the first time will be a huge step in reaching that goal.
Mitchell's team is one victory away, and Connecticut stands in the way for the second straight season. The two teams played last year and UConn came away with a 15-point victory. They'll meet again Monday...