Geno Auriemma has been chasing Pat Summitt since he started coaching. Now with his eighth national championship, he has finally caught her. It might not be long before Auriemma stands alone with freshman Breanna Stewart leading the way.
JaKarr Sampson had 18 points to lead St. John’s to a 71-65 victory over Connecticut on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden, the Red Storm’s sixth win in seven games.
Shabazz Napier scored 24 points and hit three 3-pointers in overtime, leading Connecticut to a 69-64 win over South Florida.
UConn hasn’t lost at home to Rutgers in 36 years, and is 18-2 against the Scarlet Knights in Big East play.
Shabazz Napier scored 19 points, and Connecticut ended the game with a 7-0 run to beat No. 17 Notre Dame 65-58 Saturday.
Shabazz Napier scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help Connecticut over Washington 61-53 on Saturday in the final nonconference game of the year for both teams.
The Huskies sure got a thrill from leaving with an unexpected rout and silencing a typically raucous crowd — and likely stealing away the No. 1 spot in the polls along with it.
Connecticut has given men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie a five-year contract extension.
Seven schools are leaving The Big East to form a new basketball conference.
Brendon Kay threw two touchdown passes to Travis Kelce, and caught one from the big tight end on a trick play as Cincinnati beat Connecticut 34-17 on Saturday.
No. 21 Connecticut rally for a 73-62 victory over Stony Brook on Sunday. Shabazz Napier had 15 of his 19 points in the second half for UConn.
Wilson’s first interception of the season came in the third overtime Saturday and helped the Huskies upset No. 19 Louisville 23-20.
“What makes fans not want to watch women’s basketball is that some of the players can’t shoot and they miss layups, and that forces the game to slow down,” Auriemma said. “How do (we) help improve that? Lower the rim [from 10 feet].”
Jawan Jamison ran for 110 yards and Wayne Warren returned an interception 25 yards for a touchdown as No. 22 Rutgers suffocated Connecticut 19-3 Saturday.
Lyle McCombs has been arrested and accused of yelling, pushing and spitting at his girlfriend during an argument outside a residential hall.