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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

UConn/FSU game officially announced

While it's been out there for a while, the Dec. 11 matchup between UConn and Florida State at Mohegan Sun Arena in the Hall of Fame Women's Holiday Showcase was officially announced..

"It's an honor to play in an event sponsored by the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame for the third-straight year," UConn coach Geno Auriemma said in a statement. "Florida State has a lot of talented players returning from a team that advanced to the regional final of the 2015 NCAA tournament and I'm already looking forward to this early-season test. Playing games in Mohegan Sun Arena is always a positive experience and I hope a lot of our fans in southeast Connecticut take advantage of this opportunity."

Florida State coach Sue Semrau addressed the matchup with UConn after receiving the Associated Press Coach of the Year award at the Final Four.

"It is great always to have this opportunity," Semrau said. "We played them back a few years ago and it is time again. If you want to be the best you have to play the best. It is a quality opponent that helps you get better."

UConn will be returning to Mohegan Sun Arena as it will be the host of the American Athletic Conference tournament for the second year in a row which was announced by the conference today.

The 2016 tournament will be played March 4-7, and all 11 American Athletic Conference schools will again participate.

NIKE SIGNS MOSQUEDA-LEWIS, WILLIAMS
Nike announced that it signed the top four picks in the WNBA Draft, Jewell Loyd, Amanda Zahui Bazoukou, former UConn star Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Connecticut Sun rookie forward/center Elizabeth Williams.

It might be quicker to name the former UConn stars not represented by Nike than the ones in the fold but Sue Bird, Tina Charles, Maya Moore and Diana Taurasi headline the list of women's athletes

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