Video: UConn Women Talk About Facing Notre Dame

Ho hum, just another meaningful game where the UConn women’s basketball team and Notre Dame Fighting Irish are playing.

That’s what the casual fan is thinking. Sure it would have been nice if Maryland maybe played South Carolina for the title on Tuesday night or even South Carolina getting another chance at the UConn women’s basketball team.

The serious fan though knows that this game between UConn women’s basketball and Notre Dame is very good for the game. All eyes will be on this matchup. The casual fan will still tune in.

This is what is good for women’s basketball. Two great teams playing each other.

May the best team win (UConn).

Watch and/or listen below as members of the UConn women’s basketball team talked after Sunday night’s game against Maryland about facing Notre Dame for the title on Tuesday night.

Video: How Is Geno Auriemma Going For His 10th Title at UConn?

The answer to the question of the title of this post is quite simple. UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma gets the best players.

He also gets the best out of his players. There’s reasons beyond winning national championships that players want to play for the UConn women’s basketball coach.

The UConn women’s basketball coach makes them into the best player they can be. Now who doesn’t want that.

Watch and/or listen below as the UConn women’s basketball coach talked after the win over Maryland on Monday night as to why his team is playing for the 10th title in program history:

Video: UConn’s Geno Auriemma on His Junior Class

Let’s take a look at the UConn women’s basketball junior class.

You have Breanna Stewart, Moriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck (redshirt sophomore). In that have you have a consensus first-team All-American, a first time All-American and winner of the Nancy Lieberman Award as a point guard and you have someone who missed last season with a knee injury who should have been an All-American this season.

Oh yeah, let’s not forget that the junior class is a perfect two-for-two when it comes to winning National Championships. Now on Tuesday night, they’ll look to make it three in a row.

Watch and/or listen below as UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma talked after Monday night’s win over Maryland about how dynamic his junior class is:

Video: UConn’s Geno Auriemma Talks About Pregame Speeches

When you tune into the UConn women’s basketball game in the NCAA Championship against Notre Dame on Tuesday night, don’t expect to see Geno Auriemma giving a pregame speech.

It’s not that he doesn’t do them. It’s that the UConn women’s basketball coach doesn’t like them to be filmed.

Watch and/or listen below as the UConn women’s basketball coach talked on Monday night after the win over Maryland about why he doesn’t let his pregame speeches be filmed.

Video: UConn’s Geno Auriemma Has Been In Notre Dame’s Shoes

UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma has been in Muffet McGraw’s shoes before. No, he hasn’t literally been in her shoes. It’s more of a metaphorical thing.

When the UConn women’s basketball program started to get really good, all eyes were on Pat Summitt and the Tennessee Volunteers. But as time went on, more attention was paid to the UConn women’s basketball team.

And it’s only grown from there.

So you can understand if there was a rift between the two head coaches before. It wasn’t personal. It was just basketball.

Watch and/or listen below as the UConn women’s basketball coach talked after the win over Maryland about being in the shoes of Notre Dame in the past:

Video: Geno Auriemma On Breanna Stewart’s Growth as a Player

UConn’s Breanna Stewart has won National Player of the Year honors two years in a row from some outlets. There’s no doubt she’s a special player. And being as good as she is, it brings attention to her from defenses.

When she was younger, Stewart would be fouled hard and not be the same player. But as she has matured as a basketball player, it seems now doing that just fuels her.

Watch and/or listen below as UConn head coach Geno Auriemma talks about Breanna Stewart’s growth as a basketball player after his team beat Maryland on Sunday night.

Video: Geno Auriemma Talks UConn’s Slow Start Against Maryland

Don’t be surprised if the UConn women’s basketball team gets off to a slow start on Tuesday night against Notre Dame like they did against Maryland on Sunday. After all, it is only the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship game.

UConn women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma attributed the slow start against the Terrapins to nerves. And he was okay with it because he wanted them to be nervous. UConn women’s basketball fans didn’t have to worry though as the team took over control of the game in the first half.

Watch and/or listen below as the UConn women’s basketball head coach talked about his teams slow start after Sunday’s game.

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Video: Did UConn’s Morgan Tuck Play With a Chip On Her Shoulder?

UConn women’s basketball player Morgan Tuck certainly played like an All-American this season after sitting out last year with a knee injury. But when the All-American teams came out over this past week, Tuck’s name was no where to be found except as an honorable mention All-America from the AP.

While it is hard to be recognized when you play with the likes of Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Breanna Stewart and Moriah Jefferson, Tuck deserves the same attention they receive. For those who watched her play this season, they know how good Tuck really is.

And now that’s she has been snubbed by the writers and the coaches, the world is finding out just how good Morgan Tuck really is.

Watch and/or listen below as the UConn women’s basketball team as well as head coach Geno Auriemma talk about whether or not Morgan Tuck had a chip on her shoulder against Maryland in the Final Four.

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