Connecticut Huskies Women's Basketball Schedule
Once again it is college basketball season and as usual there is
no place in the United States that is more excited than Storrs, Connecticut. No other school in recent years has had more
success in both the men's program and the women's than UCONN and since the late 1990's there has perhaps been no more dominant
program in any sport than the Connecticut women's basketball team. It will not be easy playing in the American Athletic Conference,
but the Huskies are well prepared to rack up some big time wins.
Sunday December 29th will see the Cincinnati Bearcats
take on the Huskies at Gampel Pavilion in a renewal of a former Big East rivalry. The Bearcats have been a team on the rise
in the past few seasons and will definitely be looking to make a name for themselves by offering up an impressive showing
against the ladies of UCONN.
On February 9th the Huskies will get a good warm up for post season play when the Louisville
Cardinals come to town. These are two programs that are very familiar with one another and you ca expect this match up to
be an instant classic.
Now in his twenty fifth season at UCONN, Geno Auriemma stands on his own
as one of the most successful college basketball coaches of all time. Moriah Jefferson will look to have a big season for
the Huskies as they look to get back to their national title winning ways and she will have plenty of help with a roster loaded
with talent including Bria Hartley and Brianna Stewart who will help ease up the scoring load. This could well be the beginning
of another impressive UCONN run that will see the Huskies once again become far and away the most dominant team in all of
women's college basketball. It would appear that the Huskies of 2013-2014 are more than ready to leave their mark in the UCONN
basketball history books and you will want to be there from the start!
In the past several
years women's college basketball has been growing exponentially in popularity and this is evident by the crowds that fill
the arenas for each game and nowhere is this more true than in Storrs, Connecticut. Gampel Pavilion is one of the most exciting
arenas in all of college basketball and on game day the electricity in the air is enough to get even the most casual basketball
fan bouncing off the walls. As the teams take the court for the opening tip off fans stand up and refuse to sit down until
the home team scores. The game continues, full of back and forth action, big time shots, and clutch defensive stops. Before
you know it the clock is winding down in the second half and the Huskies are wrapped up in yet another tight contest. Your
palms get sweaty with each trip down the floor and each time a Huskies player lets loose a shot you hold your breath until
the ball tickles the twine. This continues until the final buzzer when the crowd erupts after another important UCONN win
and the crowd flows out of the arena in jubilation.
The American Athletic Conference may
be a name that seems unfamiliar to casual sports fans but it is the new name of the former Big East. The conference changed
its name after several schools left for other conferences and new teams were added. Many of these new members were located
outside of the East Coast so the conference was re-branded. As far as women's college basketball is concerned, the conference
remains a powerhouse with the likes of UCONN, Rutgers, Cincinnati, and Louisville still battling it out. This year you can
once again expect teams from the American Athletic Conference to make deep runs in the NCAA Tournament as well as provide
fans with memorable games throughout the conference season. Be sure to make your plans to visit Gampel Pavilion this season
for some of the top American Athletic Conference match ups of the year.
Connecticut Women's Basketball Trivia
Geno Auriemma has had a run of unprecedented success at the helm of the UCONN women's basketball team, he finished his first
season in 1988 with a losing record of 12-15. It was not until the 1991 season that the program under Auriemma had its first
taste of the success that was to come when they made the Final Four as a number three seed and became the first Big East team
to make the Final Four. In both 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 the Huskies went 39-0 and continued their winning streak to ninety
games, giving them the longest winning streak in college basketball history on either the men's or the women's side. Their
incredible run was finally ended by Stanford on December 30, 2010 and appears to be a record that will stand for a long time.