UConn Women's Basketball

UConn In The Pros: Collier takes home Rookie of the Year, Springer makes history

UConn In The Pros: Collier takes home Rookie of the Year, Springer makes history

The UConn women’s basketball program continues to provide some of the faces of the WNBA. The latest is Napheesa Collier, who was named the 2019 WNBA Rookie of the Year last week. Collier was drafted sixth overall in this year’s draft by the Minnesota Lynx, and she quickly became one of the team’s most important players. 

Catching up with Espinoza-Hunter

Catching up with Espinoza-Hunter

Andra Espinoza-Hunter, an ESPN ranked No. 16 recruit out of high school, was the first from UConn’s 2017 recruiting class to transfer from the women’s basketball program. UConn has lost three out of the four recruits from that class, including Lexi Gordon and Mikayla Coombs. Megan Walker is the only one that remains.

Column: The future of UConn women’s basketball is bright

Column: The future of UConn women’s basketball is bright

The UConn women’s basketball team had to say goodbye to two of the greatest players to ever wear a Husky uniform: Katie Lou Samuelson and Napheesa Collier. The duo combined for the most points (4,743) by a pair of classmates in team history. But, there is still plenty of talent on the team.

Women’s basketball to host season celebration next week

Women’s basketball to host season celebration next week

The event will take place in the Werth Family UConn Basketball Champions Center from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. For the fifth straight year, fans, students and alumni will be able to meet the coaches and student athletes, as well as listen to Auriemma’s reflection of the team’s season and watch special video clips highlighting the team’s progress on the court.

Editorial: UConn women’s basketball jumps through hoops to inspire us all

Editorial: UConn women’s basketball jumps through hoops to inspire us all

Although the team’s closely-contested, heartbreaking Final Four losses across each of the last three seasons may leave some questioning the program’s current state, its inability to meet our ridiculously high expectations should not prevent us from recognizing its overwhelmingly positive impact universitywide and statewide.

Women’s Basketball: Huskies Fall Short in Semifinals for Third Straight Season

Women’s Basketball: Huskies Fall Short in Semifinals for Third Straight Season

At the beginning of the fourth quarter, the Huskies seemed poised to defeat last year’s national champion Notre Dame and return to the championship game after missing it for two straight seasons. UConn was up by nine with 7:52 left in the game after senior Napheesa Collier made a two-point field goal. The Husky fans at a sold out Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay began to taste victory.

Samuelson and Collier earn prestigious awards

Samuelson and Collier earn prestigious awards

UConn seniors Katie Lou Samuelson and Napheesa Collier were named to the 10-player WBCA Coaches All-America Team. The team was rounded out with Kalani Brown from Baylor, Asia Durr from Louisville, Megan Gustafson from Iowa, Sabrina Ionescu from Orgeon, Bridget Carleton from Iowa State, Teaira McCowan from Mississippi State, Arike Ogunbowale from Notre Dame and Alanna Smith from Stanford.

Huskies, Irish to square off in Final Four rematch

Huskies, Irish to square off in Final Four rematch

“I just remember watching the Final Four game last year and I just remember being hurt for my future teammates,” Williams said. “So for me to have the opportunity to play in a game like that, I was just really excited. That’s why I came to UConn – to play in those games.”

Point/Counter: Which senior leaves WBB with a greater legacy?

Point/Counter: Which senior leaves WBB with a greater legacy?

It’s Final Four time once again for UConn women’s basketball, the team’s 12th consecutive appearance actually, in case you lost track. While many great players have headlined UConn rosters in the past, Katie Lou Samuelson and Napheesa Collier are the seniors on the forefront of a roster that mostly has not seen a national championship atmosphere. Win or lose on Friday, we are here to decide which senior will leave the program with a greater legacy.

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: Huskies prepare to face No. 1 seed Louisville in Elite Eight

Women’s Basketball: Huskies prepare to face No. 1 seed Louisville in Elite Eight

“You know, there's probably no more, I think, nervous energy on a team or coaching staff than the day between your Sweet 16 game and your final eight game because you just want to play,” UConn head coach Geno Auriemma said. “You know you've got to play a really good team. You know you've got to play really well. You know what's at stake in the game. You know what's the reward for winning the game. And the prize for losing the game is your season is over.”

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.