| Mar 6, 2015
| 5:13 PM
UNCASVILLE — As UConn prepares to defend its American Athletic Conference Tournament championship Saturday, one of the key operative words for the nation's No. 1 team is preservation.
With their players in possession of most of the conference's...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 2:33 AM
There was a time not so long ago, and it lasted for 10 years, when Geno Auriemma would hear, with an ever-increasing tone of frustration, how much some Big East coaches detested playing its postseason tournament at the XL Center.
It had nothing to do...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 3:17 PM
There has never been any doubt that Kiah Stokes is a gifted athlete. Her body seems factory-made for basketball — long arms, longer legs, squared, muscular shoulders.
And one thing is certain: UConn has never had a greater shot-blocker, certainly...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 4:08 PM
On April 16 at the Mohegan Sun Arena — apparently now the world's Coliseum of women's basketball — WNBA executives are going to put up or shut up as it relates to Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, the greatest three-pointer shooter in UConn history....
| Mar 3, 2015
| 3:42 PM
TAMPA, Fla. — Another thrill ride through 18 games in the American Athletic Conference season, punctuated by the exclamation mark of a winning margin of 48.7 points, has escorted UConn to its customary early March launching pad. Yes, another...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 7:01 PM
TAMPA, Fla. – As just about every freshman who plays college basketball discovers, the season has a tendency to pound them down once January turns to February. Juniors Breanna Stewart and Moriah Jefferson suffered through it two years ago. And...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 6:38 AM
TAMPA, Fla. – Back in the day, as Geno Auriemma would say, UConn's regular season always ended with a crescendo. There was Notre Dame, until the Irish left the Big East. Then there was Louisville, until the Cardinals bolted the American Athletic...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 11:34 AM
On Wednesday at the XL Center, UConn will reach the midpoint of its second American Athletic Conference season when it completes a home-and-home with East Carolina. If the past is a predictor, it will not be as momentous as it will be inevitable.
| Jan 26, 2015
| 5:26 AM
CINCINNATI – When Geno Auriemma and his assistants shook hands with Cincinnati's coach before Sunday's game at Fifth Third Arena it was far from a perfunctory gesture.
That's because Jamelle Elliott, although now six years removed, remains as...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 3:52 PM
They are sons of immigrants. One's Italian surname ends with a familiar vowel. The other's Polish name ends with an equally familiar "ski." Forever sons of immigrants, and they embrace that birthright with all their being.
They, too, are the...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 3:57 PM
STORRS — There are your average game days. UConn has 30 of them this regular season. They carry the program purposely from November to March. But let's admit, it's been hard to tell one from the other since the predatory Huskysaurus started...