After a record-smashing performance in the NCAA Tournament’s opening round, the UConn women’s basketball team will take on in-state foe Quinnipiac Monday night at Gampel Pavilion for a chance to head to Albany for the Sweet 16. UConn students can visit the athletic ticket office Monday to pick up free tickets to the final home game of the season.
The No. 1 overall Huskies (33-0) smashed several records on their way to a 140-52 win over the No. 16 seed Saint Francis (PA) Red Flash, including a program and NCAA Tournament record for points in a single game, program and NCAA Tournament record for assists in a single game, along with NCAA records for points in a single quarter and points in a single half.
For the fourth consecutive year, the American Athletic Conference championship game for women’s basketball will be between UConn and USF. The Huskies clinched their berth to the final with a dominant 75-21 victory over Cincinnati Monday night.
UNCASVILLE – The UConn women’s basketball team traveled to Mohegan Sun Arena to take on Tulane Green Wave in the American Athletic Conference quarterfinals and won handily 82-56 to advance to the next day, but not without a few bumps and bruises along the way.
March Madness may be in full swing, but for the men’s basketball team, the season is over. For Head Coach Kevin Ollie, it means his time at UConn may be completely over as well. A few weeks ago, UConn began initiating the termination of Coach Ollie as reported in a story in the Daily Campus by Tyler Keating. This termination comes on the heels of UConn’s first round loss to SMU in the American Athletic Con
The Huskies finished a disastrous 2017-18 season at 14-18 with a first-round exit in the American Athletic Conference Tournament, and it’s because they started slow before waiting too long to inevitably lurch to life. It cost them against Memphis, Cincinnati and a number of other opponents this year, and it sunk them one last time on Thursday.
“Once again, our guys didn’t give in. They didn’t stop fighting. We got back in the game,” head coach Kevin Ollie said. “But when you get down by 20 or you get down by 15, everything’s got to be perfect. And unfortunately, today wasn’t perfect. We couldn’t get over the hump.”
The regular season has come to an end, and just like that, it’s March, and conference tournament season is upon us. American Athletic Conference heavyweights Cincinnati and Wichita State faced off (no pun intended, Jarron Cumberland) in Wichita, Kansas, to wrap up the season and it was every ounce as exciting as we could’ve hoped for.
The Huskies were very successful their last time out, as they picked up an impressive 72-66 win over one of the conference’s best teams (Temple) on Senior Night at Gampel Pavilion. Jalen Adams (25 points, eight assists, two turnovers) had one of his finest outings to power UConn’s offense, while stout interior defense kept the Owls from getting a foothold in the paint.
Senior Night is always a bittersweet time, and with the thin crowd present for the ceremony honoring Terry Larrier, David Onuorah, Antwoine Anderson, Mike Noyes and Christian Foxen, it felt like the only feelings were bitter.