NCAA Tournament

Column: What the UConn women’s basketball team needs to continue in the tournament

Column: What the UConn women’s basketball team needs to continue in the tournament

At the very beginning of the season I wrote a column about how good I believed the UConn women’s basketball team could be this year. At the time there were many uncertainties surrounding the team: Could the team pick up the defensive slack with the graduation of Gabby Williams and Kia Nurse? How would the team fare with a true freshman in the starting lineup? Who would be the Huskies go-to player?

Column: Include WAB in your bubble talk

Column: Include WAB in your bubble talk

This year, the NCAA accepted it was time to put its old evaluation measure of choice, the old and decrepit RPI, out to pasture. In replacement is the NET. The NCAA, like many powerful organizations, has chosen to be secretive about what makes up this concoction.

Women’s Basketball: Huskies travel to Koch Arena for first time

Women’s Basketball: Huskies travel to Koch Arena for first time

“We’ve never been to Wichita so that will be kind of neat,” associate head coach Chris Dailey said. “We always look at these longer trips as just an opportunity, just like you would in the NCAA tournament, you have a quick turnaround. You don’t know the area. You might not know the team as well because we’ve only played Wichita State one time.” 

Baseball: UConn fights hard, but gets eliminated from the NCAA tournament by Washington

Baseball: UConn fights hard, but gets eliminated from the NCAA tournament by Washington

UConn’s season came to a close on Sunday, as they beat host Coastal Carolina in an elimination game that afternoon 6-5, but fell to the regional champions Washington for the second time in the tournament in the nightcap.

Baseball: UConn victorious over Long Island to stay alive in the NCAA Tournament

Baseball: UConn victorious over Long Island to stay alive in the NCAA Tournament

The Huskies win was made possible almost solely by the effort of designated hitter Christian Fedko, who went 2-5 on the day with two doubles, scoring three runs crucial to UConn’s bid to stave off elimination.

Elite Eight Awaits: Huskies prepare for pressure-filled rematch with South Carolina

Elite Eight Awaits: Huskies prepare for pressure-filled rematch with South Carolina

ALBANY – At this point in the college basketball season, the narrative is simple.

Survive and advance.

The UConn women’s basketball team has done just that so far, advancing to the Elite Eight after defeating the Duke Blue Devils 72-59 in the Sweet 16 Saturday afternoon.

Women’s Basketball: UConn’s big first half leads to 13th consecutive Elite Eight berth

Women’s Basketball: UConn’s big first half leads to 13th consecutive Elite Eight berth

The UConn defense keyed in on Duke’s two leading scorers, guards Lexie Brown and Rebecca Greenwell, for the duration of the game. The pair of fifth-year seniors, known as the “Splash Sisters,” were held to a combined 16 points on 6-17 (35 percent) shooting. Brown and Greenwell were responsible for seven of the Blue Devils’ 10 turnovers.

Gabby Williams wows, draws comparisons to legendary Maya Moore

Gabby Williams wows, draws comparisons to legendary Maya Moore

The UConn women’s basketball team advanced to its 13th straight Elite Eight Saturday afternoon at the Times Union Center, defeating the Duke Blue Devils 72-59 in large part due to the play of one Gabby Williams.

Women's Basketball: Sweet 16 berth at stake as Huskies host Quinnipiac at Gampel

Women's Basketball: Sweet 16 berth at stake as Huskies host Quinnipiac at Gampel

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.

Record-smashing Huskies advance past Red Flash to Round of 32, Quinnipiac up next

Record-smashing Huskies advance past Red Flash to Round of 32, Quinnipiac up next

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.