C. Vivian Stringer has been a trailblazer, serving as a role model to many Black coaches and players throughout her 50-year career.
The Hall of Fame coach announced her retirement on Saturday.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Lou Lopez Sénéchal , the player of the year in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference , is transferring from Fairfield to UConn, the Huskies announced Saturday.
The 6-foot-1 forward, who is scheduled to graduate this spring from Fairfield with a degree in marketing, will have one year of eligibility left.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dawn Staley and South Carolina buttoned up on defense and won their second national championship, stifling UConn for a 64-49 victory Sunday night that ended the Huskies’ undefeated streak in title games.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dawn Staley and Geno Auriemma hugged at midcourt after South Carolina ended UConn's undefeated run in NCAA championship games.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dawn Staley hoisted the championship trophy high, strutted around the court and stopped for a brief victory dance. She handed over the hardware to South Carolina's student band, then headed back to midcourt for more merriment.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Geno Auriemma has 17 years and 10 national titles on Dawn Staley, as Connecticut and South Carolina enter the NCAA championship game.
Auriemma, over his 37 seasons guiding the Huskies, has redefined the standards for success in the sport with his staggering 11-0 record in the final.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It's one of the most remarkable records in sports. Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are 11-0 in NCAA championship games.
The Huskies will look to continue that run when they face South Carolina for the women's basketball title on Sunday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The South Carolina Gamecocks held the top spot in the Associated Press Top 25 women's poll all season about as tightly as they play defense every night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Geno Auriemma and the UConn Huskies are back in the NCAA title game for the first time in six years after getting through one of the most difficult seasons of the Hall of Fame coach's career.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jeff Walz has had a lot of success getting players to transfer to Louisville over the last few years, including three starters on his Final Four team this season.
He's not the only coach in the Final Four who has bolstered the roster by using the transfer portal as both South Carolina and UConn have found supplemental players from it.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Stanford and UConn have met on the biggest stage in women’s basketball many times over the past 27 years.
The rivalry between the two storied programs led by Hall of Fame coaches Geno Auriemma and Tara VanDerveer will resume Friday night in the Final Four, five years after their previous meeting.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kim Mulkey knew she had a rebuilding project when she took over as coach of LSU this season.
The longtime Baylor coach quickly was able to orchestrate an incredible turnaround for the Tigers, who won 26 games — 17 more than last season.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — UConn's players were visibly shaken Monday night when teammate Dorka Juhasz suffered a horrific injury to her left arm during the first half of the Huskies regional final win over North Carolina State.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Dayton has hired Wittenberg coach and former Ohio high school star Tamika Williams-Jeter to take over its women's basketball program.
Williams-Jeter, 41, was a two-time Ohio player of the year at nearby Chaminade-Julienne in the late 1990s, before playing for two national championship teams at UConn under coach Geno Auriemma.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn coach Geno Auriemma noted Monday night that basketball is a contact sport — something that was evident after the Huskies outfought UCF in what could have been a UFC match.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn star Paige Bueckers is by all accounts physically fit again as her Huskies enter the women's NCAA Tournament looking for a 14th consecutive appearance in the Final Four and a 12th national title.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The low point for UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma this season didn't come when star Paige Bueckers went down with a knee injury in early December.
He said it came in January, when the team, already missing Bueckers, junior forward Aubrey Griffin (season-ending back injury) and top freshman Azzi Fudd (right foot injury) found out it would have to visit Oregon without senior guard Christyn Williams, who tested positive for COVID-19.
Dawn Staley and South Carolina are once again a No. 1 seed in the women's basketball NCAA Tournament — a familiar role for the Gamecocks.
South Carolina earned the the top overall seed in this year's tournament field, which was announced Sunday night.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — There wasn’t too much doubt that UConn would win its 20th Big East championship.
Now Geno Auriemma and the Huskies will turn their attention to trying to win a 12th national title.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Evina Westbrook scored 13 points, Aaliyah Edwards added 12 points and No. 6 UConn put forth another dominant defensive effort to beat Villanova 70-40 in the Big East championship game Monday night.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Geno Auriemma believes he's starting to see this year's UConn team play like the ones that took home 11 national championships.
The seventh-ranked Huskies used depth and their trademark stifling defense Sunday to cruise past No.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — UConn coach Geno Auriemma says star sophomore Paige Bueckers isn't where she wants to be in returning from knee surgery, but she's getting there.
Bueckers came off the bench to score 16 points Saturday and No.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — A now-healthy No. 7 UConn is rounding into typical form heading into the Big East and NCAA tournaments.
Paige Bueckers made her first start in more than two months and Christyn Williams scored 16 points in her final regular-season game to lead UConn to an 88-31 rout of Providence on Sunday.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn's Azzi Fudd predicted earlier this month that the Huskies would become a “nasty” team once all of its players were healthy.
Star guard Paige Bueckers returned Friday from the left knee injury that had kept her out for more than two months, and No.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn star guard Paige Bueckers, who has been sidelined since early December with a left knee injury, was cleared to return on Thursday.
The reigning national player of the year will suit up Friday for the seventh-ranked Huskies (20-5, 14-1 Big East) when they host St.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Christyn Williams scored 13 points and Azzi Fudd added 11 as No. 10 Connecticut beat Xavier 89-35 on Friday night, extending its winning streak to three games.
UConn (18-5, 12-1 Big East) is beginning to get healthy after eight of its 12 players missed at least two games due to injury or illness this season.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Freshman Azzi Fudd made the most of her first start with a stellar effort against Tennessee.
She scored a career-high 25 points to help No. 10 UConn beat the seventh-ranked Lady Vols 75-56 on Sunday.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — UConn coach Geno Auriemma was in the locker room not feeling well, the Creighton women's basketball record crowd was loud, and the Huskies found themselves down double digits seven minutes after tipoff.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — UConn head coach Geno Auriemma didn’t hide his displeasure after the 10th-ranked Huskies downed Providence 69-61 Sunday night.
“I wasn’t pleased with anything. It was a lousy effort.
CHICAGO (AP) — UConn needed one more basket, and coach Geno Auriemma knew exactly where he wanted to go.
Caroline Ducharme drove inside for a tiebreaking layup with 1.5 seconds left, and the 10th-ranked Huskies topped Aneesah Morrow and DePaul 80-78 on Wednesday night in a wild matchup between two of the top teams in the Big East.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — No. 1 South Carolina won't get the chance to beat ninth-ranked UConn for a second time this season.
Gamecocks coach Dawn Staley said Sunday night that Thursday night's contest with the Huskies was called off so South Carolina would substitute Mississippi to play a game that had been postponed from earlier this season.
NEW YORK (AP) — With UConn still short-handed by injuries and COVID-19 protocols, freshman Caroline Ducharme continued her stellar play.
She scored a season-high 28 points — her third time above 20 in the past four games — to help the ninth-ranked Huskies beat St.
STORRS, CONN. (AP) — UConn's 71-38 win over Seton Hall on Friday night kept alive one of the most improbable and impressive streaks in sports.
The ninth-ranked Huskies, who lost at Oregon on Monday night, have not dropped consecutive games since March of 1993, long before any of their current players were born.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — UConn coach Geno Auriemma had a chat with his seniors after beating Creighton on Sunday.
“I told them we need more from you three seniors, we need you to play better,” Auriemma said.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn, the most dominant program in the history of women's college basketball, is showing some signs of vulnerability.
The 10th-ranked Huskies are just 7-3 this season and have had some of their more impressive winning streaks come to an end.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Caroline Ducharme led a balanced attack with 17 points and 11th-ranked and depleted UConn defeated Creighton 63-55 on Sunday after a lengthy layoff.
“She’s such a competitor,” Husky coach Geno Auriemma said.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn sophomore Mir McLean has left the program and will transfer, UConn coach Geno Auriemma announced Monday.
McLean, a little-used reserve from Maryland, played in 27 games at UConn and averaged 2.5 points and 2.0 rebounds.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — UConn star Paige Bueckers is considering surgery to repair the left leg fracture she suffered a week ago, which may mean missing more time than originally expected.
Coach Geno Auriemma said Saturday that Bueckers is in the process of getting more medical opinions on how to proceed.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Coming off a humbling loss without injured star Paige Bueckers, UConn coach Geno Auriemma hoped his team would learn a lesson.
The third-ranked Huskies struggled again without the reigning national player of the year, but held off UCLA 71-61 Saturday, managing to keep intact a streak of not losing back-to-back games dating to March 1993.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Third-ranked UConn struggled again without star Paige Bueckers but managed to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time since 1993, holding off UCLA 71-61 Saturday.
Dorka Juhasz shot 5 of 5 for 16 points with 16 rebounds and Evina Westbrook added 17 points, seven assists and seven rebounds for the Huskies (6-2).
USA Basketball didn't have to look far for its next women's coach, turning to Cheryl Reeve.
The Minnesota Lynx coach and general manager has been an assistant on the last two Olympic teams. Now she's taking over the U.S.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn coach Geno Auriemma said Wednesday his team has lost a third guard to injury a day after learning that star Paige Bueckers likely will be out up to two months with a left leg fracture.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn won its rivalry game against Notre Dame on Sunday but may have lost last year’s national player of the year to a knee injury in the process.
Paige Bueckers scored 22 points before going down with just seconds left in No.
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Paige Bueckers had 23 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, and five steals to lead No. 2 UConn past Seton Hall 74-49 in the teams’ Big East opener on Friday night.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn star freshman Azzi Fudd will be sidelined for at least the next two weeks with an injured right foot, coach Geno Auriemma said Wednesday.
Auriemma, speaking after practice, said Fudd has been struggling with an apparent stress injury since the summer and recent medial scans showed it was time to shut her down for a while.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Connecticut's Geno Auriemma keeps pushing for Paige Bueckers and freshman Azzi Fudd to shoot more.
Games like Sunday are only going to make the Hall of Fame coach more persistent — especially considering how it helped the second-ranked Huskies grind through a tough tournament game against a ranked opponent.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Christyn Williams was nearly unstoppable in the inaugural game of the women's Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.
Williams scored a career-high 31 points on 12-for-14 shooting, and No.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Paige Bueckers started off her sophomore season with a career day.
The reigning AP Player of the Year scored a career-high 34 points, making 15 of her 19 field goal attempts, and No.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn fans are getting a little antsy. After all, the Huskies haven't won a women's national championship since 2016.
Connecticut comes into this season ranked No. 2, having added the nation's top recruit, guard Azzi Fudd, to a team that returns last year's collegiate national player of the year Paige Bueckers, along with every other starter that went to the program's 13th straight Final Four.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn held its first “First Night” celebration in two years on Friday, filling Gampel Pavilion with students for the annual unofficial start to the basketball season after having to cancel the event last year because of the pandemic.