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UConn, Geno Auriemma Prepare To Visit John Wooden's Home

UConn, Geno Auriemma Prepare To Visit John Wooden's Home

It was the third game of the 1998-99 season when the UConn women’s basketball program made its first visit to John Wooden’s house.

Geno Auriemma had one national title on his resume and the Huskies were miles from the rarefied air of Wooden and the Bruins. It would be more than a decade before UConn’s winning streak and title tally put Auriemma’s name in the same sentence as Wooden’s, so the UConn coach stepped into Pauley Pavilion like just another basketball fan experiencing a religious experience.

“It was like, wow,” Auriemma said. “Man, oh man. It’s like the first time I walked into Lambeau Field. You just feel it in your bones. It’s like, this is different. There’s a...

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