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Geno Auriemma On The Cusp Of Another Milestone

Geno Auriemma On The Cusp Of Another Milestone

The first victory garnered one sentence in the Nov. 24, 1985 Sunday Hartford Courant.

It was almost an afterthought, the last paragraph in a roundup of college basketball games. Below Eastern Connecticut’s win over Babson in men’s basketball and the second women’s game in the story, after Western Connecticut’s loss to Kean.

The news about the first UConn women’s basketball game of the 1985-86 season: Lori Kulo of Ellington scored 18 of her game-high 24 points in the second half of a 73-67 win over Iona in New Rochelle, N.Y.

Geno Auriemma was 1-0.

On Tuesday at the Mohegan Sun Arena — a facility that would open 16 years after that first win over Iona — Auriemma will...

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