Notebook: Dolson to meet Fallon on Tonight Show

By Carl Adamec

Two nights after the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team won its first national championship in 1995, Rebecca Lobo appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman.

Two weeks and a day after the Huskies’ ninth title, Stefanie Dolson is on her way to New York. She will appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Wednesday. The show airs beginning at 11:35 p.m. EDT.
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USA Basketball invites 39 to U-17 trials

By Carl Adamec

All 12 members of the gold-medal winning 2013 USA Basketball U-16 national team have accepted invitations to attend the trials for the United States U-17 squad that will participate in the FIBA world championships this summer.

Trials will be held May 22-26 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
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Family atmosphere at UConn won over Collier

By Carl Adamec

Napheesa Collier joked that the hug she got from coach Geno Auriemma Sunday would be the last she’d get in her career with the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team.

But then Collier recalled the embrace between Auriemma and Huskies’ senior guard Bria Hartley with a minute to go in UConn’s national championship game victory over Notre Dame on April 8 in Nashville, Tenn.

“That was such a sweet moment,” Collier said. “It shows how much his players mean to him and how much he means to his players when you see that kind of reaction.”
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Collier commits to UConn

By Carl Adamec

The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team has its first recruit from the Class of 2015.

Napheesa Collier, a 6-foot-1 junior forward from St. Louis, Mo., gave an oral commitment to coach Geno Auriemma and the Huskies Sunday. She chose UConn over Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, and Notre Dame after taking an official visit to Storrs this weekend.
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Recruit Durr considering her options

By Carl Adamec

The recruiting process for Asia Durr is still very much a work in progress.

Durr — a 5-foot-10 junior guard from Douglasville, Ga., and the top recruit in the Class of 2015 — is working on coming up with a final list of five schools she will consider. Her father, Terry, has said one of her official visits would be to UConn. She has not yet scheduled any visits.
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Team USA to hold September camp

By Carl Adamec

About an hour after leading his University of Connecticut women’s basketball team to its ninth national championship on April 8, Geno Auriemma was asked about his next job.

Auriemma will guide the United States senior national team as it seeks a second straight gold medal at the FIBA world championships will be held in Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey, Sept. 27-Oct. 5.
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2015 AAC tournament at Mohegan Sun Arena

By Carl Adamec

The American Athletic Conference made it official Thursday as commissioner Mike Aresco announced the 2015 AAC women’s basketball tournament will be held at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

“The American Athletic Conference and its member institutions are excited to return to a venue that demonstrated tremendous support for our women’s basketball tournament,” Aresco said in a statement. “Attendance was outstanding, the facility is first-rate, and the Mohegan Sun staff provided a great experience for our student-athletes, coaches and fans, who we know will enjoy a return visit next year.”
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