UConn’s victory over Seton Hall was its 29th straight since Jan. 5, 1994 and its 44th in the last 45 meetings dating to 1987. It also closed the books on coach Anne Donovan’s three-game year run against the Huskies.
Donovan, the former coach of 2004 WNBA champion Seattle and the 2008 Olympic gold medal team, takes over the Connecticut Sun immediately after the Lady Pirates season ends, mostly like during the Big East tournament.
Sun GM Chris Sienko met informally with Donovan before the game. They haven’t had much time to see each other since her hiring in January because of her obligations to Seton Hall.
“I hadn’t seen Chris since the press conference [which introduced her in January at Mohegan Sun],” Donovan said. “But all I am going to talk about for now is Seton Hall. We are worried about Seton Hall right now.”