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Top 25 Women: Geno Auriemma, Sylvia Hatchell win 1,000th games

Geno Auriemma won his 1000th game as top-ranked UConn beat Oklahoma 88-64 in the Hall of Fame women’s Holiday Showcase. Auriemma became the fourth women’s coach to reach the 1,000-win mark, joining Pat Summitt, Tara VanDerveer and Sylvia Hatchell, who earned her milestone victory earlier Tuesday.

Oregon hopes for monumental upset of UConn to reach Final Four

Oregon coach Kelly Graves planned a trip with his family in January to watch the men’s Final Four next week. It couldn’t have worked out better for the Ducks women’s basketball coach that his former school Gonzaga and his current one have already qualified for the national semifinals in Arizona.

Chad: Why isn’t anybody paying attention to UConn women?

Every five years or so, a bunch of media knuckleheads – FYI: Couch Slouch is a media knucklehead emeritus – take note of the somewhat otherworldly, once-in-a-generation-or-three accomplishments of Geno Auriemma and the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team.

Another 90-game streak just a number for UConn’s Geno Auriemma

It’s never about streaks with Geno Auriemma and the UConn Huskies. He’s been there and done that. When you already own the longest winning streak in NCAA college basketball history, all you’re doing is changing the number, which explains his nonchalance over UConn’s latest 90-game winning run.

UConn-Notre Dame meet for a second straight year for NCAA women’s basketball championship

TAMPA, Fla. – The women’s basketball championship game will have a familiar feel to it with UConn and Notre Dame playing for the title for a second straight year. Unlike last season’s game when much of the conversation building up to the matchup of undefeated teams was about the frosty relationship between Geno Auriemma and Muffet McGraw. This year there is a much friendlier attitude between the coaches and their teams, despite the rivals once again meeting on the game’s biggest stage.

Geno Auriemma picks up win 900 as UConn beats Cincinnati

Geno Auriemma reached 900 victories faster than any other college coach when No. 2 UConn routed Cincinnati 96-36 on Tuesday night in Hartford, Connecticut. Auriemma needed just 1,034 games to reach the milestone. The victory ties him with former Texas coach Jody Conradt for fifth place on the all-time women’s list, 198 wins behind the leader, former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt. Gabby Williams had a career-high 18 points and 14 rebounds for the Huskies (21-1, 11-0 American Athletic Conference). Jasmine Whitfield led Cincinnati (6-16, 3-8) with 14 points. “We got a long way to go this year and a lot of work left to do,” Auriemma said to the crowd after the game. “I know this is 900, but there are six games in March that will mean as much as the previous 900 and they are the ones I’ll try to reach.” – AP

UConn coach goes for 900th women’s basketball victory

UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma can record his 900th career win tonight when his second-ranked Huskies play host to Cincinnati. The victory, in his 30th season, would tie him with former Texas coach Jody Conradt for fifth place on the all-time list, 198 wins behind former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt. Conradt, who coached for 38 years, says Auriemma has become the gold standard and his legacy will be about the number of championships he wins, not the number of games. Associated Press

NCAA: Auriemma call a violation

STORRS, Conn. – The NCAA has determined that UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma committed a secondary rules violation when he made a phone call congratulating Little League pitching star Mo’ne Davis last month, the school announced Thursday. UConn athletic director Warde Manuel said the school accepts the decision but does not agree with it.

Something’s gotta give

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Muffet McGraw and Geno Auriemma were well aware of the talk. There has been a buzz throughout women’s basketball all season about the potential showdown between their undefeated teams. Well, the wait is over. Auriemma and UConn (39-0) and McGraw and Notre Dame (37-0) are set to meet in an unprecedented championship clash tonight.

Louisville stands in way of UConn’s eighth title

NEW ORLEANS – Geno Auriemma has never lost an NCAA women’s basketball championship game. Of course, his UConn Huskies haven’t had to face a team like upstart Louisville, which has made unprecedented run to tonight’s title game. A victory would be UConn’s eighth championship, matching it with Tennessee for the most women’s titles.

UConn’s Auriemma puts blame on Notre Dame

NEW YORK – UConn coach Geno Auriemma thinks that the Big East conference’s realignment issues could have been solved years ago with one simple move – Notre Dame’s football team joining the conference. “They’ve been in our league 17 years, so how long are we going to date before we just decide this ain’t working? And I’m not happy about it,” Auriemma said at the conference’s annual women’s basketball media day Thursday. “That’s not the opinion of the University of Connecticut, the Big East Conference. ... That’s just Geno Auriemma’s opinion.”