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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Geno talks about parity

Even before his team suffered a loss to unranked St. John's on Saturday, UConn coach Geno Auriemma noticed the upsets and near misses suffered by some of the nation's elite teams. So when he met with the media after Thursday's practice, he addressed the issue of parity - or at least women's basketball's version of parity that has seeming impacted every team not named Baylor.

"It is diffiuclt for Baylor to lose because they have such a dominant imposing figure (Brittney Griner) that it makes it doifficult to match up with that. Odyssey Sims and they probably have the most unique set of circumstances in the country," Auriemma said. "I think most teams are struggling trying to find that consistency day in and day out. I don't kow how many great upperclassmen are playing college basketball this year so you have a lot of young teams, some teams that are trying to find themselves and you have what has been happening that the team that is clearly the better team and they lose for whatever reason. I have noticed it, there are not a lot of great upperclassmen like there were last year or the year before."

UConn recruiting target Saniya Chong took in Thursday's practice at Gampel Pavilion and met with the players and coaching staff after the game. The junior guard at Ossising (N.Y.) has recently appeared on UConn's recruiting radar and all three assistant coaches have been her play in the last couple of weeks.

There are about 1,500 tickets remaining for Monday's game against Notre Dame, which could be for the Big East regular-season title. Also, the only WNBA team set to scout Monday's game is Connecticut.

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Anonymous Joe said...

Did you notice Geno's comments after the Pittsburgh game, how UConn worked on game situations and that they did not run up the score like Notre Dame did?

What was up with that?

10:29 AM 

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