Last Year’s Senior Night Ended In A Red Storm

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Last year’s Senior Day was actually a Senior Night and it was one UConn will remember for some time for the wrong reasons.

Two hours after saying goodbye to Tiffany Hayes, the Huskies said so long to an 18-year winning streak compiled following fond farewells.

Shenneika Smith’s three-pointers with eight  seconds left gave  St. John’s a one-point win which also snapped the Huskies’ 99-game home court winning streak and was the Huskies’ first home loss to an unranked opponent in nearly 19 years.

After the game, Geno Auriemma said loss was a attributed to “a perfect storm” that raged the Red Storm’s way.

Saturday afternoon, the Huskies will try to make good for Kelly Faris, Caroline Doty, Heather Buck and five senior managers.

With a meteorological storm brewing outside Gampel Pavilion, the No. 3 Huskies will try to care of business, ceremonial and otherwise, by defeating Seton Hall.

Following Monday’s loss to No. 1 Baylor, the win would extend to 720 the number of games UConn (25-2, 12-1) has played since 1993 without consecutive losses.

It also would clinch a bye in the quarterfinals for the Huskies in the upcoming Big East tournament. The Huskies have three regular-season games remaining beginning Tuesday against Pittsburgh at the XL Center.

The season ends with games at South Florida Saturday and Notre Dame March 4. If both the Huskies and Irish win their remaining Big East games, UConn will need to win to share the conference title. A coin flip will then determine the first seed in the tournament.




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10 thoughts on “Last Year’s Senior Night Ended In A Red Storm

  1. Hip Hop Hood

    Why is Geno allowed to be around the UCONN women when he was charged with unwanted sexual advances toward a woman at the Olympics?

    1. UconnFan

      Hip Hop Hood, you are mentally deficient! If there was even a grain of truth, it would have come out with the former players from the last 28 years and they would not come back and support him the way they have all these years.

    2. Artie A...

      Hardwick is that you? Why ruin a post for our seniors with your meaningless drivel. Pose your question to John and let people comment there.

      I suggest should you continue this trolling much longer that folks here boycott the site. This until The Courant puts your URL on the spam list and your submissions automatically go into the trash bin where they belong.

      You are trying to paint Geno as a low life by being one yourself.

      Actually I will now start a boycott of reading anything by you or responding. I ASK ALL WHO READ HERE TO IGNORE THE IGNORANT! They will go away, that to come back under another name but easily identifiable.

      Last but not least THANK YOU Kelly, Caroline and Heather, good luck in all your future endeavors.

  2. Dolson Is Just As Dirty As Griner

    Stewart enjoyed playing against shorter and less talented players again. No one to push her around.

  3. Toby X. Kimball

    Interesting comments, some in line for defamation, which by the way is a crime in all 50 states.
    If everyone ignored the ignorant—there would be no one to post a comment/opinion. We are all ignorant of something. Ignorant means–you cannot know what you don’t know, less you are willing to learn.
    This issue with Hardwick comes up almost every time Geno has a major Basketball event to prepare for. However, this request for the courts to dismiss was initiated by Geno’s attorneys. You can’t blame her for this one. If there was any validity to Hip Hop’s comments, surely Uconn or the State would take action to remove Geno–hasn’t happened has it?? Ignore the ignorable.

    1. Hip Hop Hood

      The school let that idiot Calhoun run wild with a renegade for years. Why would Geno get anything less?

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  4. Hip Hop Hood

    Interesting that the women’s TV contract brings in more money than the men’s TV basketball contract. Our sports program is dying! Need to start cutting sports ASAP.

  5. RH

    If both the Huskies and Irish win their remaining Big East games…

    Now that would be quite a trick!

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