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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Nurse’s competitive spirit all in the family

By Carl Adamec

STORRS, Conn. — Athletics have always been a family affair for Kia Nurse.

Her father, Richard, was a wide receiver for the Hamilton TigerCats of the Canadian Football League. Her mother played college basketball in Canada and her older sister, Tamika, played at the University of Oregon and Bowling Green. Her brother, Darnell, was Edmonton’s first pick in the 2013 NHL Draft and had a brief stint with the Oilers earlier this month.
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Dailey thrilled that Grentz is back in the game

By Carl Adamec

STORRS, Conn. — Chris Dailey is entering her 30th season with Geno Auriemma on the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team’s coaching staff.

But the Huskies’ associate head coach never forgets the people who were her role models when she was a collegian and young coach. And one has returned to the game after a brief hiatus.
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