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  • UConn Mar 10

    No. 5 UConn Beats Cincy 87-53, Finishes Perfect Run in AAC

    UConn may no longer dominate all of college basketball, but they will end their tenure in the American Athletic Conference as the undisputed champions. Megan Walker scored 26 points and Christyn Williams added 22 to lead No 5 Connecticut over Cincinnati 87-53 in the conference tournament title game on Monday night, finishing off a perfect run for the Huskies over…

  • UConn Mar 6

    Vital Leads UConn to 77-71 Win Over Houston on Senior Night

    UConn hasn’t played in a postseason tournament in four years. Coach Dan Hurley believes this season’s Huskies are good enough to break that streak. Christian Vital scored 26 points in his final home game and Connecticut beat No. 21 Houston 77-71 on Thursday night. Freshman James Bouknight added 17 points and Isaiah Whaley had 13 for the Huskies (18-12, 9-8…

  • UConn Feb 27

    UConn Beats UCF to Guarantee No Losing Record This Year

    UConn could drop the rest of its games this season and still avoid a losing record for the first time in four years. Isaiah Whaley tied a career-high with 18 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to help Connecticut to an 81-65 win over UCF Wednesday in the American Athletic Conference. Christian Vital also had 18 points and James Bouknight…

  • UConn Feb 24

    UConn Women Win 7th Straight AAC Title, Top UCF 66-53

    UConn has taken home every conference regular-season and tournament trophy offered in the history of the American Athletic Conference. But senior Crystal Dangerfield said Saturday’s clinching 66-53 win over UCF made holding this one feel a little bit different. “We had to bear down and earn the win and in other years that hasn’t been the case,” she said....

  • uconn basketball Feb 17

    UConn’s Record in Top 5 Appearances in AP Women’s Basketball Poll Ends

    UConn’s record streak of top five appearances in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll is over. The Huskies fell to sixth on Monday ending a run of 253 consecutive weeks as one of the first five teams in the Top 25. That historic stretch dated back to Feb. 5, 2007. The longest current streak is now held by No. 1…

  • UConn Feb 11

    UConn Falls to No. 1 South Carolina For First Time 70-52

    South Carolina’s Tyasha Harris really thought coming in she wasn’t bothered by her losing history against UConn. Then Harris and the top-ranked Gamecocks won — and her attitude and emotions changed quickly. “Yes, this feels pretty good,” she said with a grin. “My mind kind of changed,” Harris had 19 points, Aliyah Boston dominated underneath and South Carolina held UConn…

  • UConn Feb 10

    Bouknight Leads UConn to Overtime Upset of Cincinnati

    UConn coach Dan Hurley said his team desperately needed to win a close game. Freshman James Bouknight scored 23 points, including two key free throws in overtime, and Connecticut got that win Sunday, upsetting Cincinnati 72-71 in the American Athletic Conference. The victory came after nine single-digit losses this season, six of those since Jan. 1 and three in overtime…

  • UConn Feb 8

    Walker Leads No. 4 UConn to Bounce-Back Rout of Memphis

    Geno Auriemma says this has been the hardest 20-win season UConn has had since the days before they won their first national championship. But they made it look easy on Friday. Megan Walker scored 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the fourth-ranked Huskies (20-2, 10-0 American) to a 94-55 rout of Memphis, giving Connecticut 20 wins for the…

  • UConn Jan 17

    UConn Breaks Loose Late in 1st Half, Beats UCF

    For a second straight game, No. 4 Connecticut had to rely on defense and the leadership of senior guard Crystal Dangerfield. Megan Walker scored 19 points and Dangerfield sparked a big first-half rally, leading UConn to a 59-52 win over Central Florida on Thursday night in a game in which the Huskies shot 38.5% with 18 turnovers. “Right now we’re…

  • UConn Jan 6

    Top-Ranked UConn Eases Past SMU 80-42

    Credit top-ranked UConn with staying on task Sunday and not being distracted by a showcase game later this week. Christyn Williams scored 21 points and Megan Walker added 15 as the Huskies eased past SMU 80-42 to remain undefeated heading into Thursday’s showdown against No. 6 Baylor in Hartford. The Huskies (12-0, 3-0 American) never trailed and led by as…

  • UConn Jan 3

    No. 1 UConn Beats Wichita St. 83-55, Stays Undefeated in AAC

    UConn’s best player had just fouled out and Wichita State had cut a 24-point deficit to just 10 in the fourth quarter when Christyn Williams decided to put the Huskies on her back. The sophomore guard scored 10 of her 19 points in the final quarter, leading top-ranked Connecticut on a 20-2 closing run in an 83-55 win over the…

  • UConn Jan 2

    UConn Falls to Cincinnati 67-51

    Tre Scott scored 10 points and grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds to carry Cincinnati to a 67-51 win over UConn in the American Athletic Conference opener for both teams on Wednesday night. Chris Vogt had 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting for the Bearcats, (8-5), who beat UConn for the eighth-straight time. Jarron Cumberland added 15 points. Cincinnati shot 50% in…

  • UConn Dec 29, 2019

    Vital Scores 23, Leads UConn to 69-47 Rout of NJIT

    Christian Vital scored 23 points and UConn ended the 2019 portion of its season with a 69-47 rout of NJIT. Vital hit eight of his 15 shots and was 5 of 8 from 3-point range. Brendan Adams added 12 points for the Huskies (9-3), who have won six of their last seven heading into conference play. Akok Akok chipped in…

  • Geno Auriemma Dec 19, 2019

    Coach Geno Auriemma Recuperating After Surgery, Dailey to Coach Team in His Absence

    UConn women’s head basketball coach Geno Auriemma underwent successful surgery yesterday to help alleviate symptoms of diverticulitis. UConn said associate head coach Chris Dailey will assume head coaching responsibilities while he recuperates The UConn Division of Athletics released a statement Thursday saying that Auriemma underwent a successful surgical procedure at UConn John Dempsey Hospital yesterday and he is in...

  • UConn Dec 6, 2019

    UConn Beats Seton Hall 92-78

    Aubrey Griffin took a look around Walsh Gym on the campus of Seton Hall, knowing she would recognize a few names. “I wanted to see where my mom and my dad went to school,” said Griffin, the talented UConn freshman forward who was playing in the gym for the first time. “I was coming into the same gym that he…

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