Boykin, Collier, KLS to play in McDonald’s game

By Carl Adamec

HARTFORD, Conn. — It hasn’t been the senior year that De’Janae Boykin had hoped for yet.

Coming off a summer that saw her win gold medals with the United States national team at the U-17 world championships and the Youth Olympic Games, the 6-foot-2 forward from Springdale, Maryland, has been sidelined for about five weeks with what proved to be a fractured right wrist. Earlier this month she had a one-hour outpatient surgery to aid her recovery.

But things are looking up. Boykin will be re-examined Friday and hopes to be back in action in a couple of weeks to be ready to help C.H. Flowers High during the postseason rush in March. On Tuesday, she and fellow Class of 2015 University of Connecticut recruits Napheesa Collier and Katie Lou Samuelson were among 15 players named to the Naismith Trophy midseason team. Then on Wednesday the trio picked up another honor as they were selected to take part in the McDonald’s High School All-America Game to be played April 1 at the United Center in Chicago.
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Stokes records triple-double as Huskies roll

By Carl Adamec

HARTFORD, Conn. — The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team went almost 25 years between triple-doubles.

Now the Huskies have three in the last 14 months.

Senior Kiah Stokes had 10 points, 11 rebounds, and a school-record 10 blocked shots Wednesday as No. 2 UConn blasted East Carolina 87-32 in American Athletic Conference action before 7,269 at the XL Center.
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UCONN trivia, presented by Mercedes-Benz

Question:

Which team did UConn defeat for Geno Auriemma’s 800th career win?

Answer:

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Notre Dame (March 6, 2012 – Big East Tournament Finals)



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Watch: The Geno Show at 9:30 p.m.

Geno Auriemma gives a campus tour of UConn and more on an all-new episode of The Geno Auriemma Show tonight at 9:30 p.m. on SNY.

Geno on AAC schedule: Nothing I can do about it

By Carl Adamec

Geno Auriemma has been answering what’s basically the same question in different ways throughout January as his University of Connecticut women’s basketball team sails through the American Athletic Conference portion of its schedule.

The second-ranked Huskies hit the midway point of AAC play Wednesday night when they entertain East Carolina at the XL Center in Hartford (7 p.m., SNY).

After Sunday’s 96-31 rout of Cincinnati at Fifth Third Arena, the Hall of Fame coach was asked if one non-competitive league game after another was holding his team back. In a 41-second span, he said, “There’s nothing I can do about it” or “There’s nothing I can say” five times.
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