| Mar 8, 2015
| 3:06 PM
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Bruce Pearl is sitting on the bench at Rupp Arena, watching his Auburn players launch shots on the morning of the Kentucky game.
“Basketball,” he says in a voice that harkens to Sammy Sosa and a “Saturday Night...
| Feb 27, 2015
Tiffany Mitchell had another player-of-the-year performance to bring No. 2 South Carolina another Southeastern Conference title.
The Gamecocks, behind Mitchell's 16 points, ran past No. 11 Mississippi State 69-50 on Thursday night to remain perfect in...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 9:38 AM
Before UConn's game against Duke I was told that the timing of last week's story about a possible reprise of UConn-Tennessee — and most importantly Geno Auriemma's emphatic rejection of the premise — came at the "worst possible time" in...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 3:07 PM
Over the course of the season, The Courant will look back at the coaches and players who were a part of UConn's first national championship team 20 years ago (1994-95 season).
WEST HARTFORD — The two biggest things in Jen Rizzotti's life —...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 1:48 PM
On Monday, Lindsey Ross, ESPN‘s manager of programs and acquisitions, told The Courant figuring out a way for UConn and Tennessee to play again for the first time since 2007 was a priority of the network’s women’s basketball...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 5:15 PM
The pen of women's basketball history is in Geno Auriemma's hand now.
The UConn-Tennessee rivalry didn't invent the sport, but it sure as hell made the sport. And when Pat Summitt showed a coward's wisdom in 2007 by ending the greatest series in women's...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 3:56 PM
STORRS — Last weekend, Crystal Dangerfield stood on the balcony overlooking the women's basketball court at UConn's new Champions Center, wearing a Huskies sweatshirt, peering over the railing as the defending dual national champions hung out to her...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 12:08 PM
During the American Athletic Conference media day in New York, last month, South Florida coach Jose Fernandez was asked about his team’s chances of taking down the league’s top dog this season.
To answer the question, Fernandez chose a...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 5:06 PM
Championship game, April 4, 2004, UConn 82, Georgia Tech 73
Highlights: Emeka Okafor was immense for the Huskies with a double-double (24 points, 15 rebounds). ... Ben Gordon scored 21 and Rashad Anderson 18. ... UConn led 13-12 with 12:46...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 11:37 AM
Alyssa Thomas. Alyssa Thomas. Alyssa Thomas.
Why isn't that a household name in the state of Maryland? University of Maryland Women's Basketball Coach Brenda Frese gave a stirring locker room speech prior to Sunday's game against the mighty Tennessee...
| Apr 1, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In 2005-06, when the Maryland women's basketball team won the national championship, coach Brenda Frese's top assistant was Jeff Walz, who proved an invaluable resource on the bench, in the locker room and on the recruiting trail....