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Video: UConn Men Hold Off Tulane For 67-60 Win

The UConn men’s basketball team has been on one heck of a roller coaster ride all season. There’s been so many ups and downs, it’s surprising no one has gotten stomach sick. […]

Video: UConn Women Being Stingy On Opponent Free Throws

Who was the last player to shoot a free throw against the UConn women’s basketball team?

If you said Aleighsa Welch of the South Carolina Gamecocks, you would be correct.

Since there was 2:25 minutes to go in the game against South Carolina on February 9, the UConn Huskies women’s basketball team has not allowed a free throw. That’s right, they went 40 minutes against the Tulane Green Wave and 40 minutes against the Houston Cougars without sending someone to the charity stripe.

No one-and-ones, no and ones, no two free throws on a foul on a shot. Nothing, nada, zilch.

It’s an incredible feat by the Huskies and given their goals each game, it’s not surprising to head coach Geno Auriemma or Breanna Stewart.

It’ll be intriguing to see what happens against Tulsa this afternoon. It’ll even be more interesting to see how Auriemma reacts if someone does send the Golden Hurricane to the free throw line.

Watch and/or listen below as Auriemma, Stewart and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis talk about the streak and UConn’s defense.

Video: The Seth Davis Show – Geno Auriemma

UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma joins The Seth Davis Show to discuss his legendary career with the Huskies, his biggest coaching rivalries and how much longer he plans to coach.

Video: UConn’s Moriah Jefferson Working Her Way To All-American Status

The UConn women’s basketball team is 24-1 on the season and one of the big reasons why their record is what it is is because of the improvement from point guard Moriah Jefferson.

Moriah JeffersonEach year she has gotten better, especially having spent the first two years of her college career learning from Bria Hartley. But in the 2014-15, she has taken her game to a whole new level.

Through her first 25 games this season, she’s averaging 11.7 points, 4.6 assists and 2.4 steals (the latter two lead the team). She’s made 33 three-pointers this year, which matches her total from the 2013-14 season.

And with Jefferson getting better, so does the team.

With weapons like All-Americans Breanna Stewart and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis as well as Kia Nurse and Morgan Tuck among others, Jefferson’s job is easy. One could say that those players make Jefferson better and you could definitely argue it either way and be right.

Watch and/or listen below as UConn Huskies head coach Geno Auriemma, South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Dawn Staley, Stewart and Mosqueda-Lewis talk about the play of Jefferson (note: video was shot after UConn beat South Carolina on 2/9/15).

photo credit: ©2015 Ian Bethune

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