Latest Geno Auriemma News

Paopao, Oregon beat another top-10 foe, bumping No. 9 UConn

Jan. 17, 2022 20:12 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Te-Hina Paopao had 22 points and eight rebounds as Oregon beat No. 9 Connecticut 72-59 on Monday. Sedona Prince added 14 points as Oregon (10-5, 2-1) won its second game against a Top-10 team in three days. The Ducks defeated seventh-ranked Arizona 68-66 in...

No. 10 UConn beats Xavier for 165th straight conference win

Jan. 15, 2022 15:45 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Geno Auriemma believes his UConn team has begun to push aside the excuses of injuries to their star players and COVID-19-related problems to once again concentrate on playing good basketball. Freshman Caroline Ducharme scored 20 points, Christyn Williams...

Boston leads No. 1 South Carolina to 65-45 win over Aggies

Jan. 13, 2022 21:53 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dawn Staley saw the raw skill and youthful energy when scouting Aliyah Boston in high school. Now, South Carolina's coach is watching a player who's transformed herself into one of the best in the game. Boston, the 6-foot-5 All-America, had 19 points and 15...

Nelson-Ododa, Williams help No. 10 UConn down Butler 92-47

Jan. 12, 2022 22:14 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — UConn coach Geno Auriemma had a chat with his seniors after beating Creighton on Sunday. “I told them we need more from you three seniors, we need you to play better,” Auriemma said. “That's not a challenge or it wasn't to put pressure on them, that’s...

Rare signs of fragility for UConn women's basketball dynasty

Jan. 11, 2022 16:31 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn, the most dominant program in the history of women's college basketball, is showing some signs of vulnerability. The 10th-ranked Huskies are just 7-3 this season and have had some of their more impressive winning streaks come to an end. A 57-44 loss to...

No. 11 UConn women top Creighton 63-58 after long layoff

Jan. 09, 2022 16:00 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Caroline Ducharme led a balanced attack with 17 points and 11th-ranked and depleted UConn defeated Creighton 63-55 on Sunday after a lengthy layoff. “She’s such a competitor,” Husky coach Geno Auriemma said. “She competes and she wants to be really...

COVID-19 pauses have teams working way back to 'game shape'

Jan. 07, 2022 17:57 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — When second-ranked Duke returned from a COVID-19 outbreak, it didn't take long for coach Mike Krzyzewski to see just how much work was ahead for the Blue Devils to get back into form. “One of the kids, he was back for the first day" of practice, Krzyzewski...

Patberg leads No. 6 Indiana to 76-53 rout of Wisconsin

Jan. 05, 2022 22:25 PM EST

MADISON, Wisc. (AP) — Indiana coach Teri Moren made sure there was no letdown after a statement victory. Ali Patberg scored 18 points and Mackenzie Holmes added 16 and No. 6 Indiana beat Wisconsin 76-53 on Wednesday. The victory came four days after the Hoosiers’...

Foreign college athletes left out of rush for NIL windfall

Dec. 24, 2021 10:33 AM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn forward Dorka Juhasz, like many of her teammates, was excited when she heard college athletes would be allowed to make money through celebrity endorsements and other means. The problem? Juhasz, who is from Hungary, is among the more than 12% of college...

No. 6 Louisville outlasts No. 7 UConn 69-64 in HOF Showcase

Dec. 19, 2021 19:50 PM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jeff Walz's Louisville teams had never beaten UConn in Connecticut. That's one streak he won't have to talk about again. Hailey Van Lith scored 10 of her 16 points in the fourth quarter and the No. 6 Cardinals outlasted No. 7 UConn 69-64 in...