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Monday, December 05, 2011

Geno not look at Texas A&M as the defending champions

Having guided his UConn team to seven national titles, Geno Auriemma knows a thing or two about the pressure that comes the following season after winning it all.

Naturally, after Monday's practice he was asked about playing Texas A&M, the defending national champions on Tuesday. His take was an interesting one.

"I always say that this Texas A&M did not win the national championship, that was last year's team and I always tried to keep that in mind when we were in that situation," Auriemma said. "If they brought back Danielle Adams and Sydney Colson and we played them, they I would say we are playing the defending national champions but they are not. That is kind of how I approached it. When you lose certain key players, you are not the same team although everybody is going to treat them that way and be sky high for them, I would like to think that is not who we are playing. We are playing a really good Texas A&M team in 2011-12. If you come to Connecticut, you come to play in these games. I would like to think something good is going to happen tomorrow either way."



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