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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Another title for former UConn stars

Dating back to their days as UConn teammates, Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi have known nothing but success when they take the court together.

Whether it was helping UConn win the 2002 national title, the Olympic and World Championship titles as well as EuroLeague titles, Bird and Taurasi have enjoyed an absurd amount of team success.

Well, they are at it again as they were key members of the UMMC Ekaterinburg team which won the Russian league title.

Bird had 10 points and three assists and Taurasi had four points, four rebounds and four assists as Ekaterinburg defeated Nadezhda Orenburg 63-58 on Tuesday  to complete a sweep of the best of five game series.

Bird averaged 9 points and 3 assists in the championship series while Taurasi averaged 3.7 points and 3.7 assists in the three games

Former Connecticut Sun forward Sandrine Gruda led Ekaterinburg with 24 points in the clincher and Candace Parker had 16 points and 11 rebounds.

The third-place series also ended with a sweep as Dynamo Kursk defeated Dynamo Moscow 84-69 despite 13 points and five rebounds from former UConn star Tina Charles who averaged 14 points and 13.7 rebounds in the three games.

UConn announced that deposits for season tickets for the men's and women's basketball teams are now being taken.

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