Additionally, junior guard Caroline Doty would be out the entire season due to a third knee injury. As goes Bueckers, so go the Huskies. On February 13, 2010, Charles became the 12th UConn Women's basketball player to be recognized in the Huskies of Honor and was the 2nd player to be honored while still a player. [67], On December 19 a win over Oklahoma gave coach Geno Auriemma his 1000th victory in just 1135 games, making him only the fourth women's coach to reach that plateau — preceded by Pat Summitt, Tara VanDerveer and Sylvia Hatchell — and the fastest one. As the season progressed, however, the team quickly found its rhythm, beating ranked teams like Baylor, Notre Dame and Maryland, and showcasing a talented core of young players. Maya Moore gave UConn the lead (23–22) in the second half with a three-pointer and led the team on a scoring run of 30–6 that eventually secured the national championship with a final score of 53–47. [52], After graduation Maya Moore was selected by the Minnesota Lynx as the 1st overall pick in the 2011 WNBA draft (4th time for a Husky), also becoming the first female basketball player signed to the Jordan Brand.[53]. With Bascom and teammates Laura Lishness, Megan Pattyson, Wendy Davis and Debbie Baer, UConn reached the NCAA Tournament again in 1990, losing 61–59 to Clemson in the second round after a first-round bye. UConn also signed a landmark deal during the season with Connecticut Public Television to broadcast their games.[17]. Charles was drafted to the WNBA number one overall in 2010. During his tenure with Team USA, they won the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, plus Olympic gold medals in 2012 and 2016. In an early test, UConn squeaked by #2 Baylor in their second game of the season. Starting with their two meetings in 1995, the rivalry between the Tennessee Lady Vols and UConn escalated through the late 1990s and into the 2000s, becoming the marquee matchup in all women's sports, and taking on parallels to the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry in Major League Baseball. STORRS — The UConn women’s basketball team knows that it needs to focus on the remaining conference games, but with postseason play … [39], In the 2006–07 season, the team improved with the additions of Renee Montgomery, Mel Thomas, Ketia Swanier, and the #1 ranked high school player Tina Charles, helping UConn emerge as a contender again. The end of 2012–13 season saw the breakup of the Big East Conference. Swin was a member of the inaugural class (2006) of inductees to the University of Connecticut women's basketball "Huskies of Honor" recognition program. In 1997 she was named the National Player of the Year. Those tournament victories were largely credited to senior Charde Houston, a top recruit out of San Diego viewed as not living up to expectations from Geno Auriemma and the UConn fans up to that point, who came up with key rebounds and clutch points in those games. With their eleventh championship win in 2016, the UConn Huskies have tied the UCLA Bruins men's team for most college basketball championships, and became the first Division I women's basketball team to win four straight national championships. [32], In the NCAA Tournament UConn easily advanced to the Final Four at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. In the National Tournament, both Connecticut and Notre Dame were seeded first in their respective playoff brackets; each advanced to the Final Four held in Tampa, Florida. Geno Auriemma seemed to find the right pieces with a freshman class that included Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Brianna Banks and Kiah Stokes. Diana was a member of the inaugural class of inductees to the University of Connecticut women's basketball "Huskies of Honor" recognition program. Twenty UConn players have been selected in the first round of WNBA drafts. Needless to say, we left a lot of other notable names out of this starting 5, but … After a break in the schedule for the holidays, UConn traveled out west and beat the Pacific Tigers to stretch the streak to 90 games. Their play was uneven during the regular season, where UConn went 27–3 with a loss to Baylor and a pair of losses to Notre Dame (including a three-overtime game in South Bend); in the Big East tournament UConn lost a third straight time to Notre Dame that delivered a last-minute comeback. In the Championship Game UConn defeated Louisville 76–54 behind Charles' 25 points and 19 boards, ending the season with a perfect 39–0 record (with every victory by at least 10 points, a record of its own) and sixth national title.[45]. She continued on to play in the WNBA from 1999 until she retired in 2004. She was named Rookie of the Year in 1995. During her time at UConn she scored a total of 2,133 points for an average of 16.9 points per game. In addition to all players returning from the 2007 team, #1 ranked high school player Maya Moore joined the team after a bitter recruitment battle between UConn and Tennessee. More than 100 colleges recruited Lobo, but she chose UConn and played there from 1991-1995. Auriemma's training skills had an immediate impact and the team showed steady signs of progress: after going 12–15 in his first season in 1985–86, Auriemma led UConn to winning seasons in 1986–87 and 1987–88. Surprise, surprise. 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[63], After easy wins in both conference regular season and conference tournament, UConn entered the NCAA tournament unbeaten, #1 overall and once again a heavy favorite to win it all; the season came to an unexpected end when Mississippi State's Morgan William hit a buzzer-beater to give its team a 66–64 overtime victory in the NCAA Final Four. This season also saw the birth of one of the greatest rivalries in college sports, the UConn-Tennessee rivalry, that began when the two teams met for the first time on Martin Luther King Day at Gampel Pavilion. July 25: Rebecca Lobo became the first Connecticut player named as an inductee into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, leading a class of six inductees. Moore was named the Tournament Most Outstanding Player, to go along with her second straight Wade Trophy award and Academic All-America of the Year award. Rebecca Lobo, Jennifer Rizzotti, Svetlana Abrosimova, Shea Ralph, Nykesha Sales, Kelly Schumacher, Swin Cash, Kara Wolters, Tamika Williams, Diana Taurasi, Asjha Jones, Sue Bird, Ann Strother, Barbara Turner, Jessica Moore, Ashley Battle, Ketia Swanier, Charde Houston, Tina Charles, Kalana Greene, Renee Montgomery, Maya Moore, Bria Hartley, Stefanie Dolson, Napheesa Collier, and Katie Lou Samuelson are among the women's professional basketball players or WNBA draftees who attended UConn. A mini controversy erupted in the days after the game when Tennessee's Chamique Holdsclaw was quoted in the papers as saying UConn looked scared during the game; Auriemma denounced that quote. Rebecca Lobo was named the Final Four's Most Outstanding Player. The official Women's Basketball page for the University of Connecticut Huskies Sixteen [43] In the National semifinals played at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa UConn lost to Stanford, ending its season with a 36–2 record. She leads the team in scoring (21.1), assists (5.8) and steals (2.3), and ranks first in the country in 3-point shooting (55.8%). Bascom is the first UConn player to be named to a national All America team. She was also named the 2000 Naismith and Parade Magazine National High School Player of the Year. [4], UConn owns the two longest winning streaks (men's or women's) in college basketball history. Saylor Poffenbarger was the first recruit from the Class of 2021 to commit to play for the UConn women’s basketball team. She tallied double-figure points in 29 games, including four 20-point plus scoring efforts. [40], After three down years by UConn standards, the team emerged as a heavy contender for the championship in the 2008 season. [44] Despite losing Delle Donne the Huskies were ranked No.       Postseason invitational champion   As with the 2000 champions, who had also come off a disappointing loss the year before, UConn returned hungrier than ever in 2001–02. 1 in AP National poll, women's (247), Most consecutive NCAA Championships, any Division, women's (4, 2013–2016), Most consecutive NCAA Division I tournament wins, women's (28, 2013–2017), Most consecutive NCAA wins, any Division, men's or women's (111, 2014–2017), Most consecutive NCAA Division I regular-season wins, men's or women's (126, 2014–2019), Most consecutive NCAA Division I home court wins, women's (99, 2007–2012), Most consecutive NCAA Division I road wins, men's or women's (62, 2014–2019), Most consecutive NCAA Division I 30-win seasons, men's or women's (14, 2006–2019), This page was last edited on 23 February 2021, at 01:17. 4 in 3pt FG's (254), No. UConn completed their sixth undefeated season winning the 11th overall Championship (all-time record for both men's and women's college basketball) and 4th in a row (also a record for women's college basketball). She was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010. [61] Two of the seasons (2001–02 and 2008–09) resulted in perfect 39–0 records. [51] Notre Dame went on to the National Championship Game, but were defeated by the Texas A&M Aggies. A member of the team from 1994-98. Connecticut's Auriemma, that's who", "Case for UConn's Geno Auriemma being best coach ever goes beyond basketball", "UConn Women's Basketball 2015-2016 Media Guide", "UConn Women's Basketball 2020-2021 Media Guide", "Ray Allen, Rebecca Lobo to have UConn numbers retired", "Connecticut's Fab Four Makes Pro Basketball History", "Breanna Stewart top pick in WNBA, leading 1-2-3 UConn sweep", "UConn Huskies' NCAA-record win streak snapped at 111 games", "Despite loss, UConn women still have incredible streak going", "St. John's women end UConn's home win streak at 99", Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, Thomas J. 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Five of them have been first overall picks: Sue Bird (2002), Diana Taurasi (2004), Tina Charles (2010), Maya Moore (2011), and Breanna Stewart (2016). For the second consecutive year (and the sixth time in school history) UConn finished the regular season undefeated, with an average margin of victory of 35.9 points. 1988-89 UConn Huskies Roster and Stats. Visit ESPN to view the UConn Huskies Women's Basketball Team Roster. But that’s just the reality of it. In 1995 she helped lead UConn to a NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship as well as a Final Four appearance in the 1996 NCAA Tournament. [10], In Auriemma's 6th season (1990–91) the program broke through on the national scene, again capturing the Big East regular season and Tournament titles, and earning a #3 seed in the East Regional of the NCAA Tournament, its highest seed up to then. "Talking to coaches around the country. The 2020–21 UConn Huskies women's basketball team represented the University of … Including these final tournament games, Bascom had set a new UConn scoring record with 2,177 points during her years at the school.[11]. In his 34 years as head coach of the University of Connecticut women's basketball team, the Italian-born Luigi "Geno" Auriemma has inextricably linked his name with that of the team. [81], In the 2016 WNBA Draft UConn performed even better, with the three seniors Breanna Stewart, Moriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck sweeping the first three picks for the first time in the history of any major sport.[82]. The official 2020-21 Women's Basketball Roster for the University of Connecticut Huskies UConn women’s basketball announced its remaining TV schedule for the 2020-21 regular season on Tuesday. On March 1, 2010, during a game against Notre Dame, Charles broke two UConn records on the same night.       Conference regular season and conference tournament champion 1 team in The Associated Press women's college basketball poll after blowing out its two opponents last week. The women's basketball players list includes guards Sue Bird, Bria Hartley, Moriah Jefferson, Renee Montgomery, Shea Ralph, Jennifer Rizzotti, Nykesha Sales, and Diana Taurasi; forwards Svetlana Abrosimova, Swin Cash, Napheesa Collier. Even if the Huskies were still a strong national contender, they were no longer viewed as a favorite to win it all. They powered their way through 8 more consecutive wins for their 88th straight victory, beating #10 Ohio State at Madison Square Garden. In 2003 she was awarded the Nancy Lieberman Award, Wade Trophy, Naismith College Player of the Year, NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player and the Honda Sports Award.       Conference tournament champion, UConn played in the Big East Conference since the 1982–83 season, the first to hold a women's basketball tournament; they won 18 tournaments in 31 years. Rizzotti won the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award during the 1995-96 basketball season. The starting five of Bird, Taurasi, Cash, Jones, and Williams is widely regarded as the best starting five in women's college basketball history. Taurasi finished her high school career ranked second to Cheryl Miller in state history with 3,047 points.[28]. [16] The team was honored with a parade in Hartford, CT that drew over 100,000 spectators. 1 in the polls for the first time in program history. In 1997 she was a member of the Gold medal USA Women's World University Games. The 66–61 loss was UConn's first of the season, but not its last. Other key players included sophomores Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley, junior Kelly Faris and senior Tiffany Hayes, who would be all selected in the WNBA drafts after graduation. Auriemma felt guilty that he put Sales through the ordeal and was angry that some columnists chose to fault her and not him. Here the team upset heavily favored ACC power North Carolina State in the Sweet 16, and then defeated Clemson 60–57 to advance to their first-ever Final Four, also a first for any Big East school. Maya Moore returned for her senior season after a summer with the U.S. National team, but UConn lost major contributors Tina Charles and Kalana Greene who graduated in 2010. [68], National champion   On February 28 she was enshrined in the Huskies of Honor (3rd time ever for an active player). The players-only meeting that helped UConn grab a much-needed road win Charlotte Carroll R.J. Cole came off the bench for 24 points as the Huskies got a win at Xavier. In front of a record-breaking crowd at the Alamodome in San Antonio, UConn defeated Oklahoma for the championship 82–70 to complete a perfect 39–0 season. She finished her time at UConn with 3036 points for an average of 19.7 points per game. Motivated by the previous disappointing season, UConn came back in 1999–2000 with the clear goal of reaching the championship level again. In her senior year, she won the 1995 Naismith and College Player of the Year award. Under his watch, UConn has become the winningest team in women's college basketball, and he has made a strong case as one of the best coaches ever. [27], Auriemma pulled off another huge recruiting coup when he convinced All-American guard Diana Taurasi to travel across country to attend Connecticut. The remaining teams of the former Big East (Connecticut and Cincinnati) joined the new American Athletic Conference (The American or AAC), thus ending the UConn–Notre Dame rivalry in conference tournaments. The Razorbacks will host the Huskies inside Bud Walton Arena next Thursday, a move made possible by Vanderbilt’s decision to end its season because of COVID-19 concerns earlier this week. She went on to play in the WNBA from 1999-2003. She led the team to three consecutive NCAA championships. Connecticut recovered focus after the loss and got through the rest of the regular season undefeated, regaining the #1 ranking along the way after Baylor's loss to Texas Tech in February. The next game, with Bascom's blessing, and assistance from friend and Villanova head coach Harry Perretta, Auriemma arranged to have Sales, who was on crutches, score a basket and then allow Villanova to score a basket to start the game at 2–2. He was head coach of the United States women's national basketball team from 2009 until stepping down from that role after the 2016 Summer Olympics. Leading up to the Final Four in San Antonio, UConn dominated teams from Southern, Temple, Iowa State and Florida State. Played at UConn from 2005-09. Rizzotti's picture was on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine in recognition of the perfect season. While other #1 seeds Notre Dame, South Carolina and Baylor suffered early upsets in the NCAA Tournament, UConn easily advanced to the Final Four where they defeated Oregon State 80–51 and then old Big East rival Syracuse 82–51 in the Championship Game. In December Griner led #1 ranked Baylor against #2 UConn, scoring 25 points to go along with nine blocks. Notre Dame, led by junior star Skylar Diggins, beat the Huskies twice in the regular season, but UConn was able to reverse the roles in the Big East Tournament Championship Game; the win was the school's 15th conference title, as well as the 800th career win for coach Geno Auriemma. UConn remained the No. [60] Jan 29, 2017 - Explore Abigail Ahrens's board "(UConn huskies women's basketball team)" on Pinterest.       Division regular season champion The 2010–11 season began with high hopes but much uncertainty for the Huskies. The first season for the highly ranked class in 1998–99 was up and down and featured many injuries: Sue Bird tore her ACL and was lost for the season after only 10 games. Megan Walker left a year early and was taken ninth overall in the WNBA draft. With Taurasi joining the core of the 2000 Championship team, Auriemma confidently predicted another championship in 2001, but the season turned out to be more difficult than expected. Lobo was named the 1995 Sportswoman of the Year by the Women's Sports Foundation. UConn won the Big East Tournament over Notre Dame in a game remembered for the Bird at the Buzzer shot, but lost key players Abrosimova and Ralph to season-ending injuries. During her tenure, shooting guard Karen Mullins was the first UConn woman to receive a basketball scholarship; that number had increased to 12 by 1980. The Huskies lost their top two starters from last season’s American Athletic Conference championship squad. UConn became the first team to win a championship without a senior on their roster.[33][34]. UConn rallied from a 9-point deficit to beat Texas in the semifinals and, aided by Taurasi's 28 points in the finals, defeated rival Tennessee for UConn's fourth national championship. [58], Senior Breanna Stewart was named Final Four Most Outstanding Player for a record 4th straight time; she also performed a back-to-back sweep of all individual honors, winning her 2nd straight Wade Trophy, a record 3rd Associated Press Women's College Basketball Player of the Year award, a record 3rd USBWA Women's National Player of the Year award, a record 3rd Naismith College Player of the Year award and her 2nd straight John R. Wooden Award. 3 in Assists (632), and No. She was selected number 4 overall in the 2009 WNBA draft. Junior year, Montgomery was selected as an All-Big East First Team choice for the second consecutive season. Her absence and the loss of 6th-man Lorin Dixon left significant holes to fill in the roster. "[35], Taurasi received many personal accolades at UConn including the 2003 and 2004 Naismith College Player of the Year awards, the 2003 Wade Trophy, the 2003 Associated Press Women's College Basketball Player of the Year award, the 2003 USBWA Women's National Player of the Year award and the 2004 Best Female Athlete ESPY Award. She was selected second overall in the 2002 WNBA draft. Charles was named the Big East Conference Player of the Year for 2010. The UConn Huskies women's basketball team is the college basketball program representing the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut, in NCAA Division I women's basketball competition. Lobo was awarded the prestigious Honda-Broderick Cup for 1994-95. In the NCAA tournament, UConn lost to Stanford in the Sweet Sixteen. During her freshman season, Moore averaged a team-high 17.8 points per game, and hit 42% of her three point shots. She led UConn to the Final Four, but in the national semifinals against Notre Dame in St. Louis, Taurasi had a poor shooting game, and despite UConn having attained a 16-point lead at one point, the team lost. The team gave up large leads against Duke and suffered losses to Notre Dame and Villanova, also losing to Boston College in the semifinals of the Big East Tournament. Tennessee defeated Connecticut again in the 1997–98 regular season. With no seniors on the roster, 2003 was supposed to be a rebuilding year for UConn, but as the year progressed it became clear that Taurasi was up to the challenge of carrying a group of young players to the championship. In 1993–94, UConn had its most successful season to that point;[12] led by Lobo and teammates Jamelle Elliott, Jennifer Rizzotti, Pam Webber, Kara Wolters and Carla Berube, UConn won 30 games for the first time in program history, winning the Big East tournament and regular-season titles. In 1997-98 she helped the team make two Elite Eight appearances. There have been 22 UConn women’s basketball players named to the WBCA All-America team, thus earning them spots in the Huskies of Honor on the wall at Gampel Pavilion. UConn's season ended with a 61–55 loss to top-seeded Virginia in the national semifinals at Lakefront Arena in New Orleans. She was named Final Four MOP and one of the 10 players on the State Farm All-America team during Final Four weekend. They have taken part in every NCAA Tournament since 1989; as of the end of the 2018–19 season, this is the third-longest active streak in Division I. 9 in FT's (330), No. UConn was a #1 seed in the NCAA tournament, but eventually lost to LSU in the regional final to end the season with a 32–4 record. [71], Sandra Hamm, a Terryville native, was employed part-time as the interim women's coach in the 1974–1975 season, when the team was 2–8. Reserves. [5] The second streak counts 90 consecutive wins, including two undefeated seasons (2008–09 and 2009–10), and was delimited by two losses against Stanford, the first on April 6, 2008 in the National Semifinals of the NCAA Tournament, and the second – three seasons later – on December 19, 2010. When she wasn't coaching, she taught physical education at a junior high school in Manchester.[73]. She was the starting point guard on the Huskies first national championship team in 1995. Wolters played from 1993-1997. [83] During this period, UConn won five national titles, while making the Final Four seven of the ten years. After the end of the NCAA tournament, the Associated Press selects a Most Outstanding Player. She scored 2,156 points, averaged 15.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game in her collegiate career. Moore also placed second on the team in rebounds with 7.6 per game and blocks with 1.6 per game. The following table shows the UConn players recipients of the major individual awards in women's college basketball. Then, the non-FBS football playing members of the Big East (Georgetown, Villanova, Providence, DePaul, Marquette, Seton Hall, St. John's), known colloquially as the "Catholic 7", left to form their own conference, taking the conference name with them. The 2012–13 season began with high hopes having UConn landed three highly ranked recruits: #1 overall Breanna Stewart from Cicero – North Syracuse High School, forward Morgan Tuck and guard Moriah Jefferson. In 1989 she helped lead Connecticut to its first ever Big East regular season championship, first Big East Tournament championship and first NCAA tournament appearance. The Huskies found their rhythm during the NCAA Tournament, in which they were a #2 seed; in the Elite Eight they beat top-seeded Penn State to advance to the Final Four at the New Orleans Arena. First Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Notre Dame defected to the Atlantic Coast Conference, with Louisville announcing later they would follow in 2014. She’ll also be the first member of the class to wear a Huskies uniform. With a perfect 35–0 record, UConn became only the fifth Division I women's basketball team to go undefeated en route to a national championship, and only the second in the NCAA era (since 1982). [64] The loss ended the streak at 111 consecutive wins, an all-time record not only for college basketball games, but also for any team sport played at college level. During the game there was a scuffle involving Tennessee's Semeka Randall and Connecticut's Svetlana Abrosimova where Randall threw the ball down, hitting Abrosimova's head. 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