Lister was a member of the UConn staff from 2014-2016, helping the Huskies to two national championships in her graduate assistant role. She returns to Storrs following two seasons as an assistant, first with Washington in 2016-17 and later with DePaul this past year.
While I still thoroughly enjoy watching the Huskies win by 70 points in conference matchups today, I would be lying if I said we had fine competition in comparison to the old Big East. I miss the days of tightly-contested battles between UConn and Notre Dame for conference championships year after year, usually in the third matchup of a given season.
UConn junior Katie Lou Samuelson underwent successful surgery Thursday morning to treat a left ankle that had been bothering her throughout the season, according to a statement from the university. The ankle was sprained during a Dec. 3 matchup with Notre Dame, then tweaked again in a Jan. 18 game against Tulsa.
Every March, there is a swarm of trolls that go after the UConn women’s basketball team. We all know the drill: UConn blows out an opponent and people proclaim that the Huskies are killing the sport because of their dominance.
Even if the proof is there that the competition gap in women’s basketball is closing, Twitter trolls care not. They get pure enjoyment of having the opportunity to ridicule Auriemma and his Huskies for two consecutive Final Four losses, suggesting the American Athletic Conference or weak competition in women’s basketball are to blame for failure at the biggest stage.
Mississippi State’s and Notre Dame’s upsets of the Huskies the last two seasons were perfect cocktails of surprise, disappointment and misery. Which one was more so? Please let us help you relive them both as we litigate this miserable question.
Friday night, it happened again. Again, the UConn women’s basketball team saw a perfect season end with an unexpected loss in the national semifinal, delivered in the worst way: watching a game-winning shot drop through your own net.
The UConn men’s basketball team added the final piece to its 2018-19 team Tuesday as St. John’s forward Kassoum Yakwe committed to attend UConn as a graduate transfer, according to The Athletic’s Andrew Slater.
Perhaps the most famous game in the history of the Big East started on one day, and ended on another. In front of an announced crowd of 19,375 at the World’s Most Famous Arena, Syracuse outlasted hated rival UConn in six overtimes, after 70 minutes of basketball.
Young, a native of Queens, has deep ties to the tri-state recruiting area, something Hurley mentioned in his introductory press conference that he wanted in his staff. Young has brought multiple players from the New York-New Jersey area to Minnesota and served as athletic director at New York Heights, Inc. in New York City.