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    HBO to Chronicle UConn Women's Season in New Series
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    Head coach Geno Auriemma of the Connecticut Huskies reacts in the first quarter against the Syracuse Orange during the championship game of the 2016 NCAA Women's Final Four Basketball Championship at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on April 5, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    The top ranked lady Huskies are getting their very own HBO series, UConn and the network announced Tuesday.

    The unscripted series, which debuts March 1, 2017, will chronicle the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team as they pursue a fifth consecutive national championship in the 2016-17 season.

    The program, UCONN HUSKIES: THE MARCH TO MADNESS, will begin with an hour-long special and feature half-hour episodes every Wednesday.

    As fans know, the Huskies are the reigning national champions and have seen unparalleled success in women’s college basketball under head coach Geno Auriemma. The team is on the verge of surpassing the UCLA men’s basketball record of 11 NCAA national championships.

    HBO says the series will spotlight the players, coaches and support personnel as they deal with the high expectations brought on by their recent success.

    “Our goal is to explore why this program is so accomplished and to tell the backstories of the student-athletes who are committed to carving out a remarkable piece of history on the college basketball landscape,” said Rick Bernstein, executive producer, HBO Sports, in a release.

    Auriemma said the team was “absolutely thrilled” with the project.

    “This offers a tremendous opportunity for a lot of people to get an inside look at our university and to see just what goes into building a championship team,” he said in a release.

    The show will air on HBO and be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.