President Barack Obama has congratulated the Duke men’s and University of Connecticut women’s teams on winning the NCAA basketball championships.
If they can pull it off, Breanna Stewart would accomplish her goal of winning four championships at UConn — and coach Geno Auriemma would pass the legendary John Wooden with 11 NCAA titles.
“I’ll let the people who write the history decide where I fit in,” Geno Auriemma said after leading UConn’s women to a third straight championship Tuesday night.
Geno Auriemma turned tons of heads on Wednesday when he called the men’s college game a “joke” and “so far behind the times.” The comments didn’t sit well with Dick Vitale.
“There’s only like 10 teams, you know, out of 25 that actually play the kind of game of basketball that you’d like to watch.”
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 27 points to help UConn beat Dayton 91-70 on Monday night to advance to the national semifinals for an eighth straight season.
UConn, which is trying to win its 10th national championship and third in row, is now 99-17 all-time in the women’s NCAA Tournament.
Though UConn is favored to three-peat, winning another title isn’t a guarantee. Joining the Huskies as top seeds are Maryland, South Carolina and Notre Dame.
The Hall of Famer reached 900 victories faster than any other college coach, men’s or women’s, when No. 2 UConn routed Cincinnati 96-36 on Tuesday night.
Little League star Mo’ne Davis says she’s “sad” that Connecticut received a secondary NCAA rules violation for coach Geno Auriemma’s congratulatory phone call to her during the Little League World Series.
Mo’ne isn’t in high school and under NCAA rules is not considered a prospective athlete. But UConn says it is investigating to determine if any violation occurred.
Hall of Famers Jim Calhoun and Geno Auriemma have won 11 national championships between them, and Ollie counts both among his friends and close advisers.
Music City is the next stop for a Connecticut women’s team that just keeps humming along in search of a record ninth national championship.
Geno Auriemma is set to return as head coach of the 2016 US Women’s Olympic basketball team.
About 10,000 fans lined Hartford’s Bushnell Park on a cold and windy Sunday afternoon to cheer the national champion UConn women.