12:36 AM EDT, April 2, 2013
What's basketball without hope that the stars might align to make it possible for the virtually impossible to occur?
6:19 PM EDT, March 30, 2013
BRIDGEPORT — Saturday's Sweet 16 game was expected to be the Bridgeport Regional's restaging of a winter battle between Eastern foes, only this time along the cusp of Long Island Sound on a warm, spring day.
10:47 PM EDT, March 25, 2013
You figured Vanderbilt's hang time in Monday's NCAA Tournament second-round game would vastly surpass that of Idaho on Saturday.
6:22 PM EDT, March 23, 2013
The first sign that normalcy had returned to UConn was tied in a Windsor knot around Geno Auriemma's neck.
11:37 PM EDT, March 12, 2013
When the history of Big East women's basketball is written it will be in the form of a novella. Even after all these years, the story is niche reading.
1:21 AM EDT, March 12, 2013
For the past three years a marathon chess match has gripped the Big East Conference, played with pieces colored blue and green.
11:33 PM EDT, March 10, 2013
HARTFORD — Kelly Faris is as impervious to pain as she is to personal recognition. That was quite clear Sunday at the XL Center as UConn began play in its final Big East tournament, beating DePaul, 94-61.
10:35 PM EST, March 4, 2013
First, it was an aberration. Then it was a coincidence. By the end of last year it was definitely a trend.
5:45 PM EST, March 2, 2013
Before UConn could think about Monday and Notre Dame it had to focus on Saturday and South Florida.
9:22 PM EST, February 26, 2013
HARTFORD — Since becoming Pittsburgh's coach in 2003, Agnus Berenato has driven the Big East women's basketball welcome wagon from town to town.
8:15 PM EST, February 23, 2013
Last season, Senior Day was actually Senior Night, one UConn will remember for all the wrong reasons.
10:29 PM EST, February 18, 2013
Perhaps this game meant nothing. After all, that is what the coaches say. Perhaps it meant a lot. Apparently, that is how the fans felt.
6:39 PM EST, February 16, 2013
With 15 minutes, 34 seconds remaining in the first half Saturday at Rutgers, UConn coach Geno Auriemma extended his hook and reeled four starters back to the bench.
7:23 PM EST, February 10, 2013
– DePaul flew halfway across the country Sunday morning – one day later than expected.
9:43 PM EST, February 5, 2013
When the Big East selected Marquette to play UConn twice this season, Golden Eagles coach Terri Mitchell tried to pour herself a glass half full.
4:46 PM EST, February 2, 2013
Even the strongest team constantly stands on a fragile fault line. All that separate it from falling into a sink hole are ill-timed acts of nature and an inspired opponent.
9:00 PM EST, January 29, 2013
– Since the freshmen are relatively new to the neighborhood, UConn's veterans took time this week to explain what it's like hanging out with Villanova.
9:34 PM EST, January 26, 2013
Geno Auriemma does not need a lantern to see light at the end of the tunnel. He uses a calendar. When January turns to February on Friday, UConn's coach wants to make sure that his Huskies are ready to go where the sun shines in April.
10:33 PM EST, January 21, 2013
It wouldn't be right to call UConn's domination of Duke an aberration. Their games have been too one-sided to say the phenomenon is a fluke. Let's just say it's been trending heavily.
7:42 PM EST, January 19, 2013
HARTFORD — For at least one Saturday afternoon, women's basketball returned big-time to an XL Center practically jammed pillar to post to see No. 3 UConn play Syracuse.
11:29 AM EST, January 10, 2013
WASHINGTON — Over the past two decades the UConn women have lost just 51 times. It was 50 before Notre Dame beat it to knock the Huskies from the top of the polls last week. You might remember that one.
8:09 PM EST, January 5, 2013
Truth is, women's basketball needed this. The Big East certainly needed it.
5:40 PM EST, December 31, 2012
When you consider that UConn held Stanford to 11 field goals and 35 points just two days earlier, what happened Monday at the Matthew Knight Arena made perfect sense.
9:53 PM EST, December 29, 2012
Back home in snowy Connecticut on Saturday, a measuring stick had one connotation. Consult your local meteorologist for the specifics.
8:03 PM EST, December 22, 2012
This was never really about the final score. If it was, UConn's 102-45 win over Hartford at Chase Family Arena would have diminished what the day really was about. And it didn't.
9:35 PM EST, December 19, 2012
The UConn women understand there's just one thing they can control, no matter how famous the program is or how willing their coach is to speak his mind about the state of the Big East.
11:16 PM EST, December 6, 2012
Contrary to popular opinion, not every UConn women's basketball game is played with an accompanying laugh track. It only seems that way, especially if you cue the College of Charleston tape for entertainment.
9:54 PM EST, November 28, 2012
— UConn fans have counted seven national championships and a dozen Final Four appearances since 1995.
10:02 PM EST, November 23, 2012
After three leisurely days on the island, Geno Auriemma pulled up a little on the recreational reins before UConn played its Paradise Jam opener this week.
7:56 PM EST, November 22, 2012
During the long recovery from her severe left ankle sprain in late August, UConn junior Bria Hartley could feel herself tickled at times by playful teammates and coaches.
6:42 PM EST, November 18, 2012
— Like a prized baker in his kitchen, Geno Auriemma uses the same recipe every year in the hopes of making something worthy of his discriminating taste.
8:10 PM EST, November 11, 2012
— The most startling facet of the preseason for the No. 2 UConn women was the realization that not one of their 224 points came from All-America Bria Hartley.
10:27 PM EDT, November 2, 2012
STORRS — A season of promise began with a pledge to the UConn women's fan base about how it might eventually play out.