Nurse goes on the offensive as Huskies roll

By Carl Adamec

STORRS, Conn. — Kia Nurse was inserted to the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team’s starting lineup to give the Huskies more of a defensive presence.

So all the freshman guard does in her first start Sunday is become a shooting star.

Nurse scored 22 points, hitting all four of her 3-point shots, as UConn routed Creighton 96-60 before an announced crowd of 7,123 at Gampel Pavilion.
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UConn Field Hockey wins national title

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UConn won its second consecutive national title with a 1-0 win over Syracuse in College Park, Maryland on Saturday.

The lone score came in the first half, a goal by McKenzie Townsend on an assist from Anna Middendorf proved to be the difference.

Long-time coach Nancy Stevens has second national title in more than two decades at UConn (21-3). She took over the program in 1990.  UConn has four national titles, 1981, 1985, and then 2013 and now 2014.

Huskies ready to turn words into action

By Carl Adamec

STORRS, Conn. — The short cooling-off period following the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team’s game at Stanford last Monday did little to cool down Breanna Stewart.

As the junior All-American answered questions at the postgame press conference after the Huskies’ 88-86 overtime loss to the Cardinal at Maples Pavilion, one emotion came through to those in the room.

Stewart was angry.
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Bridgeport to host 2016, 2017 NCAA regionals

By Carl Adamec

The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team’s road to the NCAA Final Four in 2016 and 2017 may not be taking it far.

Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut, has been selected to host NCAA tournament regionals in 2016 and 2017, the NCAA announced Thursday.

UConn and Fairfield are listed as hosts, but the Huskies will be able to play in Bridgeport as long as they don’t play more than three games at Webster Bank Arena during the season. UConn played one regular season game in Bridgeport last season and will play one there this season — Dec. 19 against DePaul.
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Stewart: Huskies need to change, get better

By Carl Adamec

STANFORD, Calif. — There were times, too many of them, Monday night that the players on the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team were not on the same page during their 88-86 overtime loss to Stanford at Maples Pavilion.

That wasn’t the case in the postgame press conference as All-American Breanna Stewart sat next to coach Geno Auriemma.
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Stanford snaps UConn’s 47-game win streak

By Carl Adamec

STANFORD, Calif. — Since Maya Moore left the floor for the final time for the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team in on April 3, 2011, the Huskies have won 109 games and two national championships while reaching three NCAA Final Fours.

The only thing they have not won, though, is a close game.

Top-ranked UConn saw its 47-game winning streak snapped Monday night as No. 6 Stanford rallied from a seven-point deficit in the final 3:12 to force overtime and went on to defeat the Huskies 88-86 before a crowd of 5,367 at Maples Pavilion.
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