Just a reminder that there is no television coverage of tonight’s preseason opener for the UConn women against Indiana (Pa.) at Gampel Pavilion.
The game starts at 7. So here’s what I suggest you do; follow me on twitter at @jaltavilla for game highlights and listen to WTIC-1080 for the play-by-play. There you will hear Bob “Voice Of” Joyce and his new partner, Debbie Fiske, who is replacing Kara Wolters, now working for SNY.
Geno Auriemma was asked what he remembers about Fiske, who was known as Debbie Baer when she played point guard for the UConn coach from 1989-92.
“She may have been physically the strongest point guard we’ve ever had,” Auriemma said. “I don’t think in four years at Connecticut, or when I saw her play in high school or AAU, that I saw anybody take the ball from her. She never gave the ball up and she led her team to the Final Four (1991). That alone makes her qualified to be a part of the media because she has had that kind of success.
“What troubles me is that she is the only point guard I had who didn’t speak. So I don’t know how she is going to do on the radio because she didn’t speak [at UConn}. She is certainly a lot more vocal now than she was as a player and I think somehow or another that WTIC managed to find somebody who will talk as much as Kara [Wolters] did.
“They did go to extremes, they went from 6-8 [Wolters' height] to 5-5, so there is a big difference in what you are going to hear tomorrow and what you heard from Kara but a different perspective on the game from a point guard to a center.
“I am excited. I hope people come to the game, I hope people listen on the radio. It is a new season, a whole new group of TV people, a new group of radio people, a new group of freshman. It is an exciting time to be a part of UConn basketball.”