Geno Asks His Team To Enjoy Its AAC Moment

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UConn did not shrug its shoulders with disinterest Monday night after wrapping up the first American Athletic Conference regular-season championship.
It took no less joy in the enormity of the accomplishment, even though no conference team came within 17 points (Louisville on Feb. 9) of beating it on the way to 18-0.
“We talked about it in the locker room,” Geno Auriemma said. “I think that is one of the dangers of playing at Connecticut, especially when a team comes back after winning the national championship the year before.
“You know, from September, all the talk is about winning another national championship. And before you know it, you forget to celebrate all the little things that happen along the way.
“So I reminded them [Monday] just how much this team has accomplished in the 31 games of the regular season. Take a look where we’ve won, who we have beat, how we have played; playing with six guys, seven guys. It’s something to be proud of, although it’s not something we talk about very often.
“We don’t stand on a podium and say we are great, but we have done a lot of great things this year. Sometimes we need to take a step back and take a look at it.”

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