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“If I can be part of a team the rest of my life, then I’m going to be a lucky guy and I've tried to do that all of my life -- be part of a team.”

Geno Leads Team USA to 6th Gold

GENO AURIEMMA BROUGHT HOME ANOTHER GOLD FOR THE USA BASKETBALL WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM, WHICH WON ITS SIXTH STRAIGHT GOLD MEDAL AT THE 2016 SUMMER OLYMPICS IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL. The team, which included former Lady Huskies Sue Bird, Tina Charles, Maya Moore, Diana Taurasi, and Breanna Stewart, beat Spain 101-72 in the gold medal game.

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The First Win And Birth of a Dynasty It has been called the team that made women’s basketball. Led by Rebecca Lobo and fellow all-tournament team members Jen Rizzotti, Jamelle Elliott, and Kara Wolters, the Connecticut women bested Tennessee 70-64 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, capping off a perfect 35-0 season.
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An 11th Title Sets a Coaching Record The UConn women wrapped up a sixth undefeated season by overwhelming Syracuse 82-51 for a fourth consecutive NCAA title—a Division I women's college basketball record. That makes 11 overall for Geno Auriemma, surpassing the 10-title record set by legendary UCLA coach John Wooden.
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The Rematch and A 2nd Title The highly anticipated championship rematch between the Lady Huskies and the Lady Vols resulted in a 71-52 UConn victory for their second NCAA championship. Shea Ralph, with 15 points, was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.
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A 3rd NCAA Title and an Undefeated Season With a dream team including Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird, the Lady Huskies dispatched the Lady Vols in the semifinals and went on to notch a third championship with an 82-70 victory over the Oklahoma Sooners. With that win, UConn became the first team in NCAA history with two undefeated seasons.
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A 4th NCAA Title and Back to Back Wins On April 8, the UConn Women bested Tennessee 73-68 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta to win a second straight national championship. UConn’s Diana Taurasi, who made 20 three-pointers in the tournament, was named Most Outstanding Player.
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A Three-Peat for the Huskies The Lady Huskies became the second women’s college basketball team in history to win three straight titles with a 70-61 win over archrival Tennessee at New Orleans Arena. UConn’s Diana Taurasi was named Most Outstanding Player for the second consecutive year.
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Cutting the Nets with a 6th Championship With a team largely intact from the previous season—including All-Americans Maya Moore, Renee Montgomery and Tina Charles—the Lady Huskies posted their sixth NCAA championship, beating Louisville and capping off their third undefeated season.
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It's the Alamo for A 7th NCAA Title UConn successfully defended their title in San Antonio, Texas, beating Stanford 53-46. The win capped the team’s second consecutive undefeated season—UConn’s fourth overall and the first back-to-back undefeated seasons in NCAA history.
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An 8th Title and A Freshman MOP With a 93-60 win over Louisville Cardinals at New Orleans Arena, the most points the UConn women ever put up in a final, the Huskies tied the record set by Pat Summit’s Tennessee Vols for the most NCAA women’s basketball titles. Freshman Breanna Stewart was named the Most Outstanding Player—the first freshman to win the honor since 1987.
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2 Unbeatens Collide And UConn Gets 9 Unstoppable throughout the season behind sophomore Breanna Stewart, the UConn women beat every opponent by double digits and met undefeated Notre Dame in the final in Nashville—the first time two undefeated teams met in the championship game. UConn beat Notre Dame 79-58.
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A Coaching Record is Matched at 10 After a season-opening loss to Stanford, the Huskies tore through the rest of the season undefeated. Again, UConn met Notre Dame in the championship game. UConn won again, 63-53, for its second title three-peat and the 10th championship overall, tying Geno with the record set by legendary UCLA coach John Wooden.

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The University of Connecticut puts up 126 points in a game versus Big East rival Providence College, eclipsing a previous high scoring effort vs. the Friars of 108 points in January, 1996.
After leading the team to the 2014 FIBA World Championship gold medal and being named MVP of the tournament, UConn alum Maya Moore (Minnesota Lynx) is named the USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year.
In a Big East matchup versus the Pirates of Seton Hall, the Huskies tallied 17 blocked shots.
Breanna Stewart, Moriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck are named to the Wooden Award midseason watch list. They are among 20 players to make the cut.
UConn and Tennessee meet for the first time on Martin Luther King Day at Gampel Pavilion. UConn defeats Tennessee 77-66 in front of a sold-out crowd in a game televised on ESPN.
Maya Moore goes 10 for 14 from long range versus Syracuse and sits atop the leader board for 3-point field goals made in a single game.
Moriah Jefferson bests her career high record with 12 assists in a game versus Temple. She led the team for the 2014-15 season with 191 assists and 100 steals.
Susie Sturman takes her place as court general with 13 assists vs. the University of Vermont. She had an 11 assist game later that same season versus CCSU.
Maya Moore scores her 1,000th career point (in just her 55th game at Uconn) at the XL Center while scoring 40 points in a win over Syracuse.
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion opens on the Campus of the University of Connecticut in Storrs. It is the largest on-campus arena in New England with a capacity of 10,167.
Kia Nurse joins the 1,000 point club as the Huskies defeat the Pirates of East Carolina. She finished the game with 15 points on 9 of 15 shots from the floor.
Associate Head Coach Chris Dailey is inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame of New Jersey at its 66th Anniversary Banquet.
Rita Williams is the 13th pick in the WNBA draft, going to the Washington Mystics in the 2nd round. She goes on to become a WNBA All-Star in 2001.
In an AAC conference game at Temple, Breanna Stewart connects for 37 points, including 15 made field goals. The Huskies won the contest 93-56 for its 28th straight win.