UConn’s Chong earning early rave reviews

By Carl Adamec

The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team has the 2014 national Player of the Year in Breanna Stewart, a 2013 All-American in Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, and a 2014 finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Award in Moriah Jefferson.

The Huskies also have a 2014 American Athletic Conference second-team pick in Kiah Stokes and four rookies that make up what many believe is the best freshman class in the country.

So who has been the best player in practice so far for the nation’s No. 1 team?
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UConn unanimous choice atop AP poll

By Carl Adamec

NEW YORK — The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team will start the 2014-15 season in a familiar spot in the Associated Press poll.

The two-time defending national champion Huskies were the unanimous selection as the No. 1 team by a nationwide media panel of 35 voters, the AP announced Thursday.
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UConn tops AAC coaches poll; Stewart, Nurse honored

By Carl Adamec

NEW YORK — The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team was perfect — 40-0 — last season. While the coaches in the American Athletic Conference weren’t quite as good when they made their preseason picks a year ago, their record was still strong.

The coaches got the top five regular season finishers in order — UConn, Louisville, South Florida, Rutgers, and SMU — correct. Preseason Player of the Year Breanna Stewart and preseason Freshman of the Year Tyler Scaife of Rutgers also went on to win those awards in the postseason.

How will they do for an encore?
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UConn’s Boatright Looking to Win Back-to-Back NCAA Titles; Ollie Visits Tucker, Talks Recruiting

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BoatNEW YORK — Kemba Walker won his NCAA championship as the point guard at UConn in 2011.

Shabazz Napier led the Huskies to the title in 2014.

Now Ryan Boatright is next up.

“Ain’t no getting around that,” Boatright, UConn’s lone senior, said Wednesday at the American Athletic Conference media day at the New York Athletic Club.

“I know it and everybody else knows it, that it’s my turn to lead the team. My main thing is winning another championship and I know that it’s gonna take everybody on my team from me all the way down to the practice players to do that.”

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UConn picked first, Boatright preseason Player of the Year

The UConn men’s basketball team, fresh off a national championship, were picked to place first in the American Athletic Conference by the coaches.

UConn had six first place votes, SMU five, and Memphis and Cincinnati rounded out the top 4.

Senior guard Ryan Boatright was the preseason Player of the Year, while Daniel Hamilton was preseason Freshman of the Year.

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