Azurá Stevens and Batouly Camara may not have played a minute for the UConn women’s basketball team this past season, but make no mistake; they’re as big a part of the team as any starter, coach or bench player.
Critics have argued that the UConn women detract from women’s basketball however, with their talent inspiring one of the greatest women’s basketball games in history, it is clear that the dominance of the UConn women has propelled the sport further.
DALLAS — The No. 1 seed South Carolina Gamecocks are the new queens of NCAA basketball following their 67-55 victory over the No. 2 Mississippi State Bulldogs in front of a sell-out crowd in the America Airlines Center.
The Cardinals are a perfect 5-0 in the series between the two teams, with the last win coming on Dec. 19, 2012, when Stanford was ranked No. 1 in the country. This victory came months after Stanford knocked off South Carolina in the Sweet 16 by a score of 76-60.
BRIDGEPORT – 10 straight trips to the Final Four add up. With Monday night’s 90-52 win over Oregon in the Elite Eight, UConn head coach Geno Auriemma passed former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt for the most NCAA tournament wins in Division I history with 113.
Before the UConn women’s basketball team takes on No. 10 Oregon in the Bridgeport regional final, Daily Campus Sports Editor Dan Madigan caught up with Jon Hawthorne, Associate Sports Editor of The Daily Emerald, the University of Oregon’s independent paper, to learn some more about the Ducks.
This week in UConn sports featured some expected results for the women’s basketball team and somewhat unexpected personnel changes for the men’s basketball team and coaching staff. All that and more on this week’s edition of Quick Hits.
Oregon and UConn have met twice in program history, the Huskies with a record of 2-0, with the last meeting coming on Nov. 20, 2013. In that meeting, UConn won 114-68 at the XL Center behind Stefanie Dolson’s triple-double, as she had a career–high 26 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists.