GENO AURIEMMA NEWS

UConn's Geno Auriemma: Bill Belichick Is 'Only Coach Worth **** Right Now'

UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma matched John Wooden with 10 national championships after Connecticut downed Notre Dame the other night. In the post game presser, he was asked to compare himself to other all time coaches. “We go by what’s the most important sport in the country, the NFL,” Auriemma said, according to a transcript. “Bill Belichick is the only...
Via Bob's Blitz
26 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn women's basketball team returns home with 10th trophy

STORRS, Conn. (AP) UConn's women's basketball team has returned to Connecticut with its 10th NCAA championship trophy. The Huskies, who beat Notre Dame 63-53, arrived at Bradley airport just after 3:30 p.m. Forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, who had 15 points in the title game, carried the trophy off the plane. The Final Four's most outstanding player, Breanna Stewart, was wearing...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

#WCW: UCONN’s Lady Huskies Beat Lady Irish & Win 3rd Straight Title

10. The number of championships Geno Auriemma and the University of Connecticut’s Lady Huskies have won since 1995. Although Tuesday night’s highly anticipated rematch of the 2014 Women’s NCAA title game between Notre Dame and UCONN was more competitive than last year’s championship blowout, the outcome was the same.  The Lady Huskies defeated the Lady Irish, 63-53.  ...
Via All Sports Everything
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday's Sports In Brief

WOMEN''S NCAA TOURNAMENT TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are a perfect 10. The Hall of Fame coach joined some elite company in UCLA's John Wooden after tying the Wizard of Westwood with his 10th NCAA Tournament title. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Moriah Jefferson each scored 15 points to lead the Huskies to a 63-53 victory over Notre Dame. It was UConn's third...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn women will be favorites to win 11th title next year

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies will be the leading contenders to make another championship run next season. It would be an unprecedented 11th title that would eclipse John Wooden's UCLA Bruins and their 10 championships. If they can pull it off, Breanna Stewart would accomplish her goal of winning four championships at UConn. ''I think it's really surreal and...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

3-Peat: UConn beats Notre Dame 63-53 for 3rd straight title

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are a perfect 10. The Hall of Fame coach joined some elite company in UCLA's John Wooden after tying the Wizard of Westwood with his 10th NCAA Tournament title.
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
28 days ago

3-Peat: UConn beats Notre Dame 63-53 for 3rd straight title

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Moriah Jefferson each scored 15 points and UConn beat Notre Dame 63-53 on Tuesday night to win the Huskies third straight championship and 10th overall, tying Geno Auriemma with John Wooden for the most titles in college basketball. UConn's coach has now won all 10 of his trips to the national championship game. The Huskies have won five...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

NCAA women's championship game 2015: UConn beats Notre Dame 63-53 for 3rd straight title

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Moriah Jefferson each scored 15 points and UConn beat Notre Dame 63-53 on Tuesday night to win the Huskies third straight championship and 10th overall, tying Geno Auriemma with John Wooden for the most titles in college basketball.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
28 days ago

UConn vs. Notre Dame: Rivalry brings attention to sport

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) There are few teams in women's basketball that have been able to challenge Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies during their unprecedented 20-year run atop the sport. First it was Pat Summitt and Tennessee. Now it's Muffet McGraw and Notre Dame. But the one thing that neither of those programs has been able to do - beat Auriemma when it matters most. His Huskies...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Title tidbits: UConn looks for its 10th, Notre Dame its 2nd

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) UConn's Geno Auriemma could win his 10th championship and tie the record by former UCLA men's coach Jon Wooden with a win Tuesday night over Notre Dame. That's only one of the stories that could unfold in the women's basketball national championship game. Here are a few others: --- MS. OUTSTANDING: Breanna Stewart is already one of five players to earn most outstanding...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn, Notre Dame set for women's championship game rematch

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The women's basketball championship game will have a familiar feel to it with UConn and Notre Dame playing for a title for the second straight year. Unlike last season's game when much of the conversation building up to the matchup of undefeated teams was about the frosty relationship between Geno Auriemma and Muffet McGraw. This year there is much friendlier attitude...
Via AP on Fox
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Auriemma, Huskies seek chance for 3-peat after routing Maryland

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies now stand one win away from a third straight championship and matching another vaunted milestone. Breanna Stewart scored 25 points and Morgan Tuck added 24 to lead UConn to an 81-58 win over Maryland on Sunday night in the Final Four. UConn will face a familiar foe stands for the title Tuesday night, Notre Dame -- a rematch...
Via AP on Fox
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Moriah Jefferson’s UConn Teammates React To Her All-American Status

When UConn Huskies point guard Moriah Jefferson is honored on Senior Night in 2016, she’s going to get more than just a framed jersey. Because she was named a WBCA All-American on Saturday, Jefferson will forever have her name on “Husky of Honor” wall at Gampel Pavilion. That is the criteria of head coach Geno Auriemma for having a player’s name up there. Jefferson’s All...
Via Sox and Dawgs
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Familiar faces, star players, veteran coaches in Final Four

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Geno Auriemma said he was excited to watch the Kentucky men's team play Saturday night. The Hall of Fame coach and his UConn Huskies surely noticed how surprisingly and quickly the Wildcats' perfect season ended short of their ultimate goal - a national championship. The Huskies will try for a better fate. UConn is an overwhelming favorite to win a third straight...
Via AP on Fox
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Geno Auriemma Caused An Internet Explosion. Let’s Deal With The Light, Not The Heat

When a fuel-containing object explodes, a burst of light and a wave of heat emerge from it. Such was the case on an otherwise-dull Wednesday afternoon. It was an afternoon bereft of a major sporting event in this down period before the Final Four, The Masters, the start of the Major League Baseball season, and the not-too-far-away NBA and NHL playoffs. On a busy newsday, a strong...
Via Bloguin Best
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Geno Auriemma Caused An Internet Explosion. Let’s Deal With The Light, Not The Heat

When a fuel-containing object explodes, a burst of light and a wave of heat emerge from it. Such was the case on an otherwise-dull Wednesday afternoon. It was an afternoon bereft of a major sporting event in this down period before the Final Four, The Masters, the start of the Major League Baseball season, and the not-too-far-away NBA and NHL playoffs. On a busy newsday, a strong...
Via The Student Section
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Dick Vitale Fires Back In Response To Geno Auriemma’s ‘Real Cheap Shot’

It looks like we’ve got a little college basketball feud on our hands between two of the sports’ most opinionated figures. Geno Auriemma ruffled plenty of feathers Wednesday when the University of Connecticut women’s basketball coach made some disparaging remarks about men’s college basketball. The outspoken head coach criticized the men’s game...
Via NESN.com
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn women not looking past opposition in Final Four

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Four No. 1 seeds are in the Final Four of the women's NCAA Tournament for only the third time, yet there's still a distinctive feel it's really two-time defending champion Connecticut's title to lose. Notre Dame, South Carolina and Maryland merely are a distant best of the rest. The coaches of the teams, beginning with UConn's Geno Auriemma, say that's simply not...
Via AP on Fox
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Geno Auriemma: Men’s College Basketball Is A ‘Joke,’ ‘Behind The Times’

Geno Auriemma is one of the most successful women’s college basketball coaches of all time, so it’s safe to say he’d have little trouble finding a job in men’s hoops. Judging by recent comments, though, it appears he’s definitely not interested. The University of Connecticut head coach, who has his squad in the Final Four for the 16th time, was...
Via NESN.com
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn beats Dayton, reaches its eighth straight Final Four

  Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are back in a familiar place -- the Final Four. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 27 points to help UConn beat Dayton 91-70 on Monday night to advance to the national semifinals for an eighth straight season. Now the Huskies stand two wins away from a third straight national championship. They accomplished that same feat from 2002-04. Unlike the...
Via AP on Fox
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Dayton women fall to UConn in Elite Eight

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are back in a familiar place -- the Final Four. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 27 points to help UConn beat Dayton 91-70 on Monday night to advance to the national semifinals for an eighth straight season. Now the Huskies stand two wins away from a third straight national championship. They accomplished that same feat from 2002...
Via AP on Fox
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Record rout by UConn leads to milestone win for Auriemma

A monumental comeback, a milestone win, and an Elite Eight party crasher highlighted the women's basketball NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 on Saturday. Now the field for the regional finals is set with seven of the top eight teams advancing and seventh-seed Dayton. The Flyers were almost joined by No. 11 seed Gonzaga in the next round before Tennessee pulled off an unbelievable comeback...
Via AP on Fox
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn women obliterate Texas by 51 points, advance to Elite Eight

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Geno Auriemma reached another milestone in record fashion. The Hall of Famer became the second coach to achieve 100 victories in the NCAA Tournament as his UConn Huskies pulled off a record rout of Texas, 105-54, on Saturday in the Sweet 16. Auriemma joined Pat Summitt, who finished with 112 victories in her career, as the only two coaches in men's or women's basketball...
Via AP on Fox
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn steamrolls past Texas 105-54, reach regional final

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Breanna Stewart had 31 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists to help UConn rout Texas 105-54 Saturday in the Sweet 16, earning coach Geno Auriemma his 100th NCAA Tournament win. Auriemma became the second coach to reach the century mark, joining Pat Summitt, who finished with 112 victories in her career. They are the only two coaches in men's or women's basketball...
Via AP on Fox
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Geno Auriemma Talks About 22 Straight Sweet 16 Appearances

Here’s an interesting stat for you. There is not one UConn women’s basketball player that was born the last time they didn’t make it to the Sweet 16. On March 17, 1993, the UConn Huskies were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament by the Louisville Cardinals in the first round. On March 30, 1993, senior Kiah Stokes was born. For good measure, senior Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis was...
Via Sox and Dawgs
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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