Crystal Dangerfield

Basketball: Vital, Dangerfield provide veteran presence for young surrounding casts

Basketball: Vital, Dangerfield provide veteran presence for young surrounding casts

Jalen Adams left UConn as the tenth all-time scorer in program history. Katie Lou Samuelson and Napheesa Collier helped bring a title to Storrs and transformed into perennial All-Americans. Now, the two programs look to a pair of rising seniors to step into new roles: Christian Vital and Crystal Dangerfield.

Women’s Basketball Notebook: Samuelson, Collier leave behind tremendous legacy

Women’s Basketball Notebook: Samuelson, Collier leave behind tremendous legacy

“We said that in the locker room,” UConn head coach Geno Auriemma said. “It's not apparent sometimes while you're teammates with Lou and Napheesa, it's not apparent until after they're gone, how much they did for you, how much they contributed to your success, how much you're going to miss their presence every single day, on the court, off the court, doesn't matter.”

Women’s Basketball: Huskies headed to Tampa for 12th straight Final Four

Women’s Basketball: Huskies headed to Tampa for 12th straight Final Four

“We had made a decision, we weren't going to (double team),” Geno Auriemma said. “We said we are not going to double. We are going to let Asia (Durr) get what she gets and just make her work as hard as possible to get those (shots). We just decided we cannot live with 11 made 3s like we did last time.”

Women’s Basketball: Dangerfield’s fourth quarter performance pushes Huskies past UCLA

Women’s Basketball: Dangerfield’s fourth quarter performance pushes Huskies past UCLA

“Coach definitely pointed out that Lou and myself hadn’t scored and after that he challenged Christyn [Williams] and myself to go get in the paint and go make some plays for ourselves and go make plays for others,” Dangerfield said of Auriemma’s message.

Women’s Basketball: Dangerfield’s list of accomplishments continues to grow

Women’s Basketball: Dangerfield’s list of accomplishments continues to grow

Dangerfield also passed former UConn great Renee Montgomery on Monday night to claim fifth on the program single-season assists list with 202. She remains three assists away from passing four-time National Champion Moriah Jefferson who sits at fourth on the list with 204 assists.

Women’s Basketball: Huskies narrowly win without Samuelson

Women’s Basketball: Huskies narrowly win without Samuelson

Despite the Bulls losing key scorers to season-ending injuries earlier in the season, the Huskies struggled to put up points in the first half. The offensive struggles may have been due to senior Katie Lou Samuelson sitting out the matchup as she was suffering from back spasms resulting from an injury she sustained on Saturday afternoon when the Huskies took on Houston.

Women’s Basketball: Huskies hot from 3

Women’s Basketball: Huskies hot from 3

“Napheesa just reminds me of those old time guys, you know,” Auriemma said after the game. “Knock on wood, she spends no time in the training room. She just shows up, plays, gets herself ready and then goes out and does her thing every day.”

Women’s Basketball: Huskies score over 100 points in back-to-back games

Women’s Basketball: Huskies score over 100 points in back-to-back games

“All of a sudden now the points pile up. I think things are moving a little bit smoother,” UConn head coach Geno Auriemma said. “Although, I don’t know that the first quarter was as smooth as I’d like it to be. But we’re getting good shots, the ball is moving well, people are being unselfish, like they usually are.”

Women’s Basketball: Relentless defense and fast-paced offense doom SMU

Women’s Basketball: Relentless defense and fast-paced offense doom SMU

“It’s so fun when the students are there and they have the big ‘LOOOOUUU’ thing and the fatheads and they just bring so much more energy to it,” senior Napheesa Collier said. “We love when the students are there and it was a really great turnout. Like I always say, our fans are the best in the nation. So the support we get here is amazing and they make every game here really fun.”

Women's Basketball: Huskies head to the Virgin Islands for the Paradise Jam

Women's Basketball: Huskies head to the Virgin Islands for the Paradise Jam

“I think this time of year, you just play,” UConn head coach Geno Auriemma said following the team’s win against Vanderbilt. “You want to go down there and you want to win all three games. You want to have a great time, obviously, it’s a great place to go.”

Husky Hoopla: Breaking down the Women's starters

Husky Hoopla: Breaking down the Women's starters

Check out our breakdown of the projected starters for UConn Women’s Basketball in 2018-2019.

Women's Basketball: Injuries put slight damper on Huskies’ easy quarterfinal victory

Women's Basketball: Injuries put slight damper on Huskies’ easy quarterfinal victory

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.

Women’s Basketball: Dangerfield leads Huskies to opening day victory

Women’s Basketball: Dangerfield leads Huskies to opening day victory

Seven months and 12 days after suffering a buzzer beating loss to Mississippi State in the Final Four, the UConn Huskies women’s basketball team was back in action Sunday afternoon to open the 2017-18 season. The Huskies didn’t seem to miss a beat, as they came out on top of the Stanford Cardinal by a score of 78-53 in a game at neutral site Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.