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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

2001-02 national champs to be honored

The 2001-02 UConn squad, which posted a 39-0 record and won the Huskies' third national title, will be inducted into the Huskies of Honor during halftime of Thursday's game against Fairfield. While playing and coaching conflicts will keep many of the players from attending, Sue Bird, Ashley Battle, Maria Conlon (also a former assistant coach for Fairfield's Joe Frager), Stacey Marron and Ashley Valley are expected to be in attendance.

The '01-02 Huskies featured five WNBA first-round picks including Bird and Diana Taurasi, the No. 1 overall picks in 2002 and 2004, and five first-round picks. The top two and four of the top six picks in the 2002 WNBA draft were members of that squad which averaged 87 points per game and defeated Tennessee and Oklahoma in the Final Four to win its second national title in the last three season. .

1 Comments:

Anonymous UConn Steve said...

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@GenoAuriemma: Some players want trappings of greatness but not pain sacrifice heartache it takes to get it.
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Sounds like the 2011-12 team could learn a lesson or two from the 2001-02 National Champions.
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