No. 8 UConn women beat Marquette 61-48
Lou Lopez Senechal had 22 points and Caroline Ducharme added 19 points and seven rebounds to lead eighth-ranked UConn to a 61-48 victory over visiting Marquette on Saturday. UConn played with seven players once again as leading scorer Azzi Fudd and fellow starter Aubrey Griffin missed the game. Lopez Senechal wasn’t summoned to the bench until the final whistle blew.news.yahoo.com
Auriemma misses UConn's game against Florida State
Geno Auriemma missed No. 9 UConn's game against Florida State on Sunday as he wasn't feeling well after the team's shootaround earlier in the day. Associate head coach Chris Dailey filled in for the Hall of Famer. It's been an emotional week for the 68-year-old Auriemma.news.yahoo.com
UConn associate coach Dailey leaves on stretcher before game
Longtime UConn associate head coach Chris Dailey fainted before the start of the No. 5 Huskies’ game against 10th-ranked North Carolina State on Sunday. As the national anthem ended, Dailey had to be held up by UConn personnel before she was laid down on the court. Dailey, who is 63, waved to the crowd and smiled as she left the court.news.yahoo.com
Top takeaways from women’s Sweet 16 and Elite 8 games
A Supreme Court case being argued this week amid March Madness could erode the difference between elite college athletes and professional sports stars. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)San Antonio is home to the NCAA Women’s Tournament, and three Texas schools were represented in the Sweet 16. Here’s a look at how they did on the second weekend in San Antonio:TEXAS A&MThe Aggies and Gary Blair were the earliest to lose, bowing out in the Sweet 16 to Arizona. 1 seed UConn before DiDi Richards hurt her leg. #ncaaW pic.twitter.com/amSH91IEQV — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 30, 2021TEXASThe Longhorns pulled two huge upsets in the second round and Sweet 16, beating 3-seed UCLA and 2-seed Maryland on their way to the Elite 8.
McDonald powers Arizona past Indiana and into Final Four
(AP Photo/Morry Gash)SAN ANTONIO – Aari McDonald scored 33 points and No. 4 Indiana 66-53 on Monday night to earn its first trip to the Final Four of the women's NCAA Tournament. Arizona (20-5) advanced to Friday’s national semifinal against top-seeded UConn, which reached its 13th straight Final Four when it beat No. But McDonald banked in a long 3-pointer to beat the shot clock early in the quarter and Arizona led 27-23 at halftime. McDonald ripped a rebound from the hands of an Indiana player and an easy layup sent Arizona into the fourth leading 46-44.
What To Watch: men's, women's regional finals start Monday
... Oregon State opponents are shooting just 31.3% overall and 23.1% from 3-point range in the NCAA Tournament. That Missouri squad lost a regional final to an Oklahoma team coached by Kelvin Sampson, who’s now at Houston. … Arkansas is in a regional final for the first time since 1995, when it lost to UCLA in the championship game. … Arkansas’ Justin Smith is averaging 20.3 points and 11 rebounds in three NCAA Tournament games. Arizona and Indiana are both in an NCAA regional final for the first time.
Williams, Bueckers lead UConn past Iowa in NCAA Sweet 16
UConn guard Paige Bueckers (5) works the ball past Iowa guard Caitlin Clark (22) during the first half of a college basketball game in the Sweet Sixteen round of the women's NCAA tournament at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Saturday, March 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO – The game was billed as a marquee matchup of uber-talented freshmen Paige Bueckers and Caitlin Clark. Williams scored 27 points and Bueckers added 18 to lead No. 1 UConn to a 92-72 win over fifth-seeded Iowa on Saturday in the Sweet 16 of the women's NCAA Tournament. “I thought we played a great team basketball game," Williams said.
UConn in line for top seed in NCAA women's tournament
(David Butler/Pool Photo via AP)UConn, South Carolina, Stanford and Louisville are in line for the top seeds of the women's NCAA Tournament. The women's basketball selection committee revealed the top 16 teams to this point Monday night. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll earlier in the day, would be the overall top seed. “I would say that for every line we had a healthy amount of debate,” NCAA women's basketball selection committee chair Nina King said. The two schools were joined by Arkansas, DePaul, Georgia Tech, Gonzaga, Missouri State, South Dakota State and Washington State.
UConn's Auriemma: Schools need NCAA Tournament this season
“And those players that don’t want to play, don’t have to play,” he said. “And those coaches that don’t want to coach, don’t have to coach. “The NCAA has to have the almighty dollar from the men’s tournament," she said. “Maybe it’s easy if you’re at a Power Five football school and you’re making millions and millions and millions of dollars,” Auriemma said. ___More AP women’s basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/womens-college-basketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
Unexpected win has UConn fans downing hot sauce for charity
And so, in what has since become a viral video, Jackson, a 2006 UConn graduate who lives in Boston, posted a tweet of himself downing a large spoonful of Black Bison hot sauce, then taking another swig from the bottle, while chanting, "U-C-O-N-N, UConn, UConn, UConn." Another fan tweeted that he believed all UConn fans should follow suit, in penance for doubting their Huskies. Numerous fans began posting videos of themselves taking shots of hot sauce. One hot sauce brand got wind of the challenge and is offering discounts to participants who buy their sauce. “I mean, I'd have to celebrate with some hot sauce," he said.
The Latest: Nebraska-Maryland basketball game postponed
4 UConn says it also must reschedule Wednesday’s women’s basketball game against Seton Hall. The Villanova game was postponed because the Wildcats also are dealing with COVID-19 issues within their women’s basketball program. ___Richmond’s men’s basketball team has paused team activities in response to the results from the latest COVID-19 testing and contact tracing. ___The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Tuesday that the Syracuse women’s basketball game at Georgia Tech on Thursday has been postponed. ___The women’s basketball game between No.
Gonzaga, Baylor remain atop AP Top 25; UConn in at No. 25
(AP Photo/Steve Dykes)Gonzaga and Baylor were the top two teams in The Associated Press preseason men’s college basketball poll. Villanova, Texas and Iowa rounded out a top 5 that remained the same from last week. Gonzaga and Baylor split most of the first-place votes in the preseason AP Top 25, but the Zags have become the clear-cut No. Gonzaga, which had five games canceled due to COVID-19 issues last month, has won 16 straight dating to last season. The Huskies won the national championship in 2014 but went to the NCAA Tournament only one more time before Hurley was lured from Rhode Island.
The Latest: No. 7 Arizona women's basketball game postponed
(Stu Forster/Pool via AP)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The seventh-ranked Arizona women’s basketball game at Washington scheduled for Friday has been postponed due to COVID-19 issues within the Huskies program. ___The Patriot League men’s basketball games between American and Lehigh scheduled for Saturday and Sunday have been postponed due to a positive COVID-19 test within the American men’s basketball program’s Tier 1 personnel. 3 UConn women's basketball team has had another game postponed because of coronavirus-related issues. The switch gives St. Pete promoters hope that more spectators will be permitted to attend the popular street festival as pandemic restrictions loosen. That move opened room on the schedule for St. Pete to request a later race date.
Oregon out of top 10 of women's Top 25 after loss to UCLA
11 in the AP Top 25 released a day after the team's 27-game winning streak ended with a two-point loss to then-No. Oregon entered the Top 25 at No. 11 in the 2017-18 preseason poll and moved up a spot in the first regular-season poll that year. The Cardinal were followed by Louisville, UConn, North Carolina State and South Carolina in the poll. Before this season the conference had six teams in the Top 25 in the same week only twice — on Nov. 17, 2014, and Jan. 14, 2019.
The Latest: 8 German players test positive at world juniors
The IIHF also said two members of Sweden’s team staff tested positive. The team said those who tested positive have been isolated and others in the program have been placed in quarantine. The network did not say if Michaels had tested positive or had been in contact with someone who had tested positive. The Huskies said in a statement that no one from their program was in close contact with the individual who tested positive at Seton Hall. Ferentz is the 23rd FBS coach to reveal publicly that he tested positive for the virus.
The Latest: SEC championship game to have crowd of 16,500
(AP Photo/Morry Gash)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Southeastern Conference championship game between No. This will be the ninth time Alabama and Florida have met in the SEC title game, which has been played in Atlanta since 1994. It was moved to take the place of the Michigan-Ohio State game, which was canceled due to COVID-19 issues within the Wolverines’ program. ___UConn has postponed a second men’s basketball game as it continues to deal with a player’s positive coronavirus test. Should the game be played, the winner of the Washington-Oregon matchup will be Pac-12 North champions and play in the conference title game on Dec. 18.
Stanford replaces South Carolina atop women's AP Top 25
WELCOME BACKSouth Dakota State is ranked for the first time in 11 years, entering the Top 25 at No. South Dakota State replaced Iowa State, which dropped out. MOVERS AND SHAKERSBesides South Carolina's drop, Baylor slid three spots, UCLA fell two places to No. KEEP AN EYE ONSouth Florida is just outside the Top 25 after an overtime victory over Mississippi State. ___More AP women’s basketball: https://apnews.com/Womenscollegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25It's the second time in two years that Stanford has reached the top position in
The Latest: UConn could delay start of men's hoops season
___The Baltimore Ravens say a player has tested positive for the coronavirus. ___The Serbian soccer federation says defender Luka Milivojevic has tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of the European Championship playoff match against Scotland. ___German soccer club Hoffenheim says a sixth player has tested positive for the coronavirus. Five other Hoffenheim players and two staff members have tested positive for the virus in the last week. Two more Hoffenheim players were withdrawn from their national teams as a precaution despite testing negative.
South Carolina No. 1 in AP preseason women's basketball poll
(AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)NEW YORK – Dawn Staley already has accomplished so much at South Carolina. The Gamecocks received 29 of the 30 first-place votes in The Associated Press preseason women's Top 25 released Tuesday. Arizona was seventh, the first time since 2004 that the Wildcats have been ranked in the preseason poll. RESPECTING THE CATSNorthwestern was ranked in the preseason poll for the first time since 2015, coming in at No. It's the first time since 2015 that two mid-major teams were ranked in the preseason poll.
Villanova top choice in Big East ahead of Creighton
NEW YORK – Jay Wright and his fellow Big East coaches are hoping that the basketball season runs as smoothly as possible and that they can make it to March. “Marcus ended up having surgery in New York City the day before we opened in the Big East Tournament. Here are a few other tidbits from Big East media day:HONORING BIG JOHN: The Big East announced that it will establish an award named for former Georgetown coach John Thompson Jr. that will recognize his efforts to fight prejudice, discrimination and advance positive social change. PARTIAL SCHEDULE: The Big East announced its conference schedule through the month of December with play beginning on Dec. 11 with three games. The Pirates have to replace Big East Player of the Year Myles Powell.
College athletes from overseas might be stuck at home
They, like thousands of other U.S. college students from foreign countries, are still overseas because of international travel bans instituted as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Auriemma said Wednesday. These issues are going to be really, really difficult to overcome, Auriemma said. "UConn has about 40 international athletes still overseas, the school said. Corasaniti said they are being told that right now college athletes and students in general are considered nonessential and must wait for travel restrictions to be lifted. Auriemma questions why international students aren't being given the same consideration.
How a six-day manhunt for a UConn senior suspected in two killings ended in an arrest in the woods
A nearly week-long search for a University of Connecticut senior suspected in two killings and a string of crimes ended in an arrest without incident Wednesday, police said. Though the motive is still unclear, he is suspected of two killings, one injury, an abduction and a home invasion over the weekend. TuesdayThe next day, Connecticut State Police sent their own message to Manfredonia. But the six-day search ended that day when Manfredonia was found in the woods by a gas station in Hagerstown, a law enforcement official told CNN. During the arrest, police found a firearm they believe to be a murder weapon, Connecticut State Police Trooper Christine Jeltema said at a news briefing.
Multistate manhunt ongoing for UConn student after killings, home invasion
Connecticut State Police are searching for a University of Connecticut student in connection with the killing of two people and an abduction, according to law enforcement officials. Connecticut State Police warned that Manfredonia is considered "armed and dangerous" and he should not be approached, according to a Facebook post. Connecticut State Police believe that another person may have been in Eisle's house at the time. The individual was later found unharmed in Paterson, New Jersey, and identified Manfredonia, according to state police. "UConn records indicate that Peter Manfredonia is a student in the joint School of Engineering / School of Business MEM (Management and Engineering for Management) program," Reitz told CNN, adding that he first enrolled at UConn in fall 2015.
'I can't f****** coach this s***': UH coach goes on profane rant about football team
Getty ImagesHOUSTON - The head football coach at the University of Houston was caught on camera using profanity to describe his frustration about coaching his team during Saturday's game. UH football coach Dana Holgorsen's rant was caught on mic as the Houston Cougars faced the Connecticut Huskies. Zac Boyer, a sportswriter for "The Athletic," posted the video on Twitter, saying, "Me thinks Dana Holgorsen is not happy to be struggling against UConn." *Warning: The post below contains language some might find objectionable*Methinks Dana Holgorsen is not happy to be struggling against UConn. pic.twitter.com/XgPRlTl9Pk Zac Boyer (@ZacBoyer) October 19, 2019In the end, the Cougars topped the Huskies 24-17.
Coach's son leads Houston to 24-17 win over UConn
Stuard had 15 tackles, including a touchdown-saving effort to stop a 58-yard run by UConn's Kevin Mensah in the Cougars' 24-17 win over the Huskies. Houston (3-4, 1-2 American) had just taken that lead on a 58-yard-touchdown pass from Holgorsen's son Logan to Jeremy Singleton. "If it's one yard, a half a yard, they've still got to get that yard. "I thought he did fine," Dana Holgorsen said of his son, a walk-on freshman making his first start. Houston (3-4, 1-2) stretched its lead with a late 13-play touchdown drive that ended with a 2-yard run from Bryson Smith.