“I like that Christyn (Williams) and Megan (Walker) were able to play a lot of minutes, meaningful minutes under pressure last weekend,” UConn head coach Geno Auriemma said. “I like that now they feel that they don’t have to stop being like that just because Lou’s back.”
“Our best players played really well and when they do we’re a hard team to contend with,” head coach Geno Auriemma said after the game.
Saturday will be the second annual “One Love” game, which will promote and support the One Love Foundation. The foundation was founded in 2010 after a women’s lacrosse player at the University of Virginia, Yeardley Love, was beaten to death by her boyfriend. It tries to raise awareness and educate people about signs of relationship violence so other situations like Love’s can be avoided.
“I do think, in theory, we’re a much better team today than we were when we played Central Florida two weeks ago,” UConn head coach Geno Auriemma said.
Winkel crushed a three-run home run, his second of the season, in the second inning, handing UConn a 3-0 lead. However, the Cavaliers blanked the Huskies from there and tacked on five runs in the seventh and eighth to steal a win.
“What’s great is that the guys are asking if they can lift here before we get on the bus,” head coach Jim Penders said. “I haven't had many teams that would wanna, after four games, to get a quick lift in. So that’s great. Good attitude about the bunch right now.”
“Coming off of a hard loss, as a team , we are looking to move forward together and use the Columbia game as a lesson,” said Olivia Miles. “Going into our next game, we really focused on working for each other, as well as with each other on offense.”
“People are out there bitching that we always go to Albany,” Auriemma said. “Well, then tell somebody else to friggin bid on it. Like it’s our fault. People are bitching, ‘they go to Albany every year.’ Well guess what, we’ve been the No.1 seed in the country the last 11 years. Where the hell else are you going to put us? It’s just unbelievable …
For the Huskies, the success that they had would not have been possible without Olivia Miles. Miles was all over the field finding different ways in which she could contribute to her team whether her contributions came in the form of goals or steals.
“We’ve got a lot of respect for them. Every time we punch, they seem to punch… Every time Michigan State scored, we scored in the next half inning,” head coach Jim Penders said following Friday’s game.
“Well we had a really tough preseason and it’s a long season and it is about building as you go,” head coach Jen McIntyre said. “We were looking for some people to step up and we were able to get it done this weekend.”
The Huskies first match was against UAB on Friday, where UConn came close in several matches, but couldn’t serve the final blow in any of them, losing the overall meeting 7-0.
The UConn men’s basketball team was dominated by No. 1 seed Houston on Friday, 84-45, bouncing the Huskies in the second round of the American Athletic Conference Tournament.
The loss showed that UConn still has a long way to go. Hurley’s goal is to get to the level where Houston is now—where UConn used to be. That’s going to be exponentially harder without Adams on the floor.
BY andrew morrison • march 15th, 2019 • 5:39 p.M.
MEMPHIS — After a difficult season defined by adversity and heartbreak, the first year of the Dan Hurley era has come to an end. The UConn men’s basketball team was dominated by No. 1 seed Houston on Friday, 84-45, bouncing the Huskies in the second round of the American Athletic Conference Tournament.
With just a day to prepare for the nationally-ranked No. 11 Houston and still without starting guard Alterique Gilbert, the Huskies can’t hang their heads after the loss. But losing by 39 points certainly doesn’t make that any easier—it’s the worst conference tournament loss UConn has ever had.