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Saturday, February 22, 2014

1,000th game no big deal to UConn's Geno Auriemma

There were plenty of things Geno Auriemma occupying Geno Auriemma's mind heading into Saturday's game against Houston but coaching in the 1,000th game since he was hired as the Huskies' coach was not among them.

The press conference after UConn's 92-41 win over Houston began with a couple of inquires about the milestome game which predictably brought a lukewarm response.

"You go one at a time and see what happens and take it from there," Auriemma said.

The players did have a little fun with it after the game, however.

"We talked about it in the locker room and when they came in we did a little cheer," UConn sophomore guard Moriah Jefferson said. "We are really focused on the season."

Here's what senior guard Bria Hartley had to say about game No. 1,000.

"I don't think the coaches really cared," Hartley said. "You know Coach, he goes out there and it is just another game and the rest of the coaching staff didn't (care) either. We were aware of it but we were going out there and focusing on playing, we play to win and we come out here to play better. I think it was awesome we were able to get as win in Coach's 1,000th game and I am excited to play for him."

Now for a few notes from the game.

Hartley moved by Tiffany Hayes and into 10th place on UConn's career scoring list and she also passed Hayes for the 13th spot for career steals.

Stefanie Dolson was 8 for 8 from the field. Only Rebecca Lobo (who was 11 for 11 in a game against Iowa), Nykesha Sales (10 for 10 against Notre Dame) and Shea Ralph (9 for 9 against Old Dominion) made more shots in a game without missing than Dolson did. Ralph also had an 8 for 8 shooting game against West Virginia.


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