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Huskies Victory Would Be Coach Geno Auriemma's 900th Win



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    NEW ORLEANS, LA - APRIL 09: Geno Auriemma, head coach of the Connecticut Huskies, cuts down the net following a victory over the Louisville Cardinals in the National Final game of the 2013 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship at New Orleans Arena on April 9, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

    Tuesday night's UConn game is a milestone opportunity for head coach Geno Auriemma.

    Auriemma will try to become the sixth women's coach to reach 900 wins Tuesday night when his Connecticut Huskies face Cincinnati. With a victory, the Hall of Famer would be the fastest coach in men's or women's basketball to reach that mark, doing it in 1,034 games.

    "It's been a lot of great players and a lot of great coaches and the thing I'm most proud of is once we got it going in the '90s we didn't ever have that where you go three or four years trying to catch up or rebuild, get your program back where it used to be," Auriemma said. "To stay consistent for all those years, that's the biggest thing I'll take away from it."

    The Huskies have one more conference game on Saturday before a showdown with No. 1 South Carolina next Monday. The Gamecocks are one of two unbeaten teams left in women's basketball, joining No. 18 Princeton.

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