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.
When Kentan Facey decided to leave Jamaica to play high school basketball at Long Island Lutheran in Brookville, NY, it was the first time he had left his home, and it was the first time he had to wear a winter coat.
The acquisition of Brown rounds out Hurley’s coaching staff. Brown joins a staff that includes Kenya Hunter, Tom Moore and Kimani Young as assistant coaches, director of basketball operations Eric Youncofski, director of scouting-video Tripp Doherty, director of human performance Sal Alosi, and athletic trainer James Doran.
Kevin Ollie continues to fight for $10 million dollars that UConn has fought to avoid paying since his firing for just cause. According to ESPN, Ollie plans on suing the university for defamation after the release of transcripts relating to the NCAA investigation.
The Hartford Courant reported that the UConn investigation alleged multiple NCAA violations from Ollie, including players working out with outside trainers, shooting baskets with a recruit during an official visit and setting up a phone call between Ray Allen and a recruit.