Replay: Wednesday’s UConn Women’s Basketball Chat

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Click the play button and replay our weekly UConn women’s basketball chat with The Courant’s John Altavilla. We’ve been off for a few weeks with the holidays but we’re back today and through the rest of the season. Click here to access the replay on a mobile device:

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15 thoughts on “Replay: Wednesday’s UConn Women’s Basketball Chat

  1. Rick H

    Are there any issues of discontent on the team, i.e., Bria getting so few minutes against Oregon, Mo and Morgan getting reduced minutes over the course of the season?

    1. Nick

      It’s really hard to figure out and Geno could give a rats ass on what we think..but I think Stewart needs the playing time 4 fouls or not..and I don’t know how much Bria could have done wrong in 7 minutes of playing time.

  2. Domni Domni

    The discussion should be around:

    FOR LIMITING THE PLAYING TIME OF BANK, STEWART AND BRI SHOULDN’T GENO BE FIRE IMMEDIATELY???

    I HEAR C VIVIAN IS READY TO LEAVE RUTGERS.

    1. DOMNI

      WOW–EVEN OBVIOUS SPOOF –MANY CAN’T SEE THRU IT. EVEN THE “C VIVIAN IS READY TO LEAVE RUTGERS”..

      DO YOU REALLY THINK ANYONE WOULD ASK TO HAVE GENO FIRED? NOT EVEN STANFORD OR TENN FANS WOULD DO THAT.

      BASKETBALL IS ENTERTAINMENT–ENTERTAINMENT MEANS HAVING FUN–SMILE, ENJOY THE DAY AND THE GAME.

  3. Sal and Irene

    We hope the 2 responses so far are jokes. The women performed far beyond our expectations. We expected a win. What we saw was total domination. Stanford did not know who to defend against. We are so proud of all the women.
    Thank you John A. for all your efforts to keep us posted

  4. Sal and Irene

    I don’t see responses on the chat page! Tried comments below picking opponents but no send bar appears? what is happening?

  5. buddy

    This team is the only positive UConn has going for it at this time. Let’s hope they keep it going.

  6. DOGMA

    Playing time is not guaranteed; it is earned by a metrics that is assigned and measured by the coaches. There is an abundance of exceptional talent that runs the full length of and extended bench. Let’s not create a problem where one does not exist. I believe the playing time will have more to do with matching up with opponents. Success will be fully measured by team effort and not the stats of individual egos. We have a great team that is hitting all the right notes within the perfect blending of a fine symphony. How sweet it is!

    1. James Kerwin

      DOGMA–In a really perfect world all you say would then be true. But this imperfect world has egos, good opinions and bad opinion, biases, grudges, A perfect coach forgets a lot and playS the exact right player in the exact right cricumstance–but ala this is not a perfect world.
      In the past Geno has played Charde who practiced badly and not often, walked 70 percent of time while scoring, he didn’t like her but she was all he had.
      Today Geno will have choices and he’ll make the best use of his personnel he “believes” is right. But Geno isn’t always right.
      Last year against ND, in the first game, with 3 minutes to play—99 percent of coaches would say don’t use an untested freshman–he put in KML who was overwhelmned by the defensive pressures–she lost the ball to diggins–not her fault Doty an experienced player was on the bench–Geno made a BAD choice. One that Muffet immediately saw and jumped on. So, as great as he is he isn’t perfect. But he never makes the same mistake twice.
      I only count victories after they are won. Then I say–I told you so. I bet Geno hasn’t put this one in the W column yet..

  7. DOGMA

    James Kerwin,
    I take no exception with many of your well-reasoned points (perfect world notwithstanding). My emphasis was being placed on a team’s performance, as it applies to individual performance and relates to individual playing time. Pushing all the right buttons, at all the right times, would constitute a perfect being living in a perfect world. We have Geno (that is about as close as we will ever come). I can live with that. Go Huskies.

  8. James Kerwin

    I am properly chastised and feeling contrite. You are correct Geno is a master of pushing all the buttons. That includes the buttons of his player, fans, refs, other teams, and assistants.

    He has pushed the Media so hard that many now are fearful of asking the hard questions that we as fans would like to ask. With us we don’t get a chance at a follow up–the media has that luxury.

    Geno has very thin skin at times–and it shows. I don’t like people looking over my shoulder while I work or comment on how i should have done it better. But my job does not put me in front of the national media or does my employer pay me more than a million bucks. I have however handled irritating questions from customers for a lot less money. I assume we are customers of his product are we not?? Maybe that’s why so many don’t show up to view his product in person.

  9. Kerwin James

    I am properly chastised and feeling contrite. You are correct Geno is a master of pushing all the buttons. That includes the buttons of his player, fans, refs, other teams, and assistants.

    He has pushed the Media so hard that many now are fearful of asking the hard questions that we as fans would like to ask. With us we don’t get a chance at a follow up–the media has that luxury.

    Geno has very thin skin at times–and it shows. I don’t like people looking over my shoulder while I work or comment on how i should have done it better. But my job does not put me in front of the national media or does my employer pay me more than a million bucks. I have however handled irritating questions from customers for a lot less money. I assume we are customers of his product are we not?? Maybe that’s why so many don’t show up to view his product in person.

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