After Breanna Stewart was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Bridgeport Regional, Geno Auriemma talked a little about the change that has come over the freshman since the Big East tournament ended with a third straight loss to Notre Dame this season.
“Her mind has changed,” Auriemma said. “She has replaced the fear of what if with the resolve to come to practice every day to work hard and whatever happens will happen. I noticed it before the Big East tournament. In fact, I mentioned to my coaches that I felt Breanna would be the tournament MVP if we won it. She was carrying herself differently, acting differently.
“I can’t get inside her head. I don’t know for sure what it was. But I do know there was a different look about her. If I went to Yale or Columbia I might say that her countenance has change.
On getting to six straight Final Fours and 14 overall in his 28 seasons.
“Our fans would have to answer that. I don’t know what it means,” Auriemma said. “We live in a world that this is what we are supposed to do. I don’t what that means other than, we lived up to our obligation.”