Mitchell Not Happy About UConn Doubleheader

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When the Big East selected Marquette as UConn’s second travel partner for this season, Golden Eagles coach Terri Mitchell tried poured herself a glass half-full.

This was a magnanimous gesture on her part. An ordinary person, confronted by the possibilities, would have automatically spilled something all over her office rug.

But Mitchell, a former assistant coach for USA Basketball, decided to try looking at her two games against UConn from the bright side. After all, what is college athletics if not a forum designed for personal growth?

But after Tuesday’s 94-37 loss at Gampel Pavilion before a quiet 6,430, it seemed time to admit the obvious. Getting the short straw, losing two games to the Huskies this season by a combined 91 points, was a test to even her power of positive thinking.

“A charade,” said about the scheduling mishap.

And she said it to Danielle Donehew, the associate commissioner of women’s basketball for the Big East.

“It’s what the Big East decided,” Mitchell said. “We knew it was going to be tough, that we’d have to find ways [to play better]. … We lost worse than we did at home. I wanted us to play better and it didn’t happen.”


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4 thoughts on “Mitchell Not Happy About UConn Doubleheader

  1. Parody

    As expected, further proof that parity is not even close to existing in WCBB. Great shooting night from 3pt! Hartley’s ankle did not miraculously become 100% between Saturday and tonight. It’s mostly in her head, like Geno said, per Jim Fuller’s blog.

    1. Coach Nono

      Ms Mitchell had a reasonable complaint. Some of the scheduling is really beyond comprehension. A very nice lady/ If she had to play 2 games against a BE team it should have been Seton Hall!!!!

    2. UconnFan

      Parity is not granted in life! there are the have and the have nots. politicians have better health care and retirement benefits than 99% of the people, men historically make more than woman,there are law standards for the common man that do not apply to the rich, football gets more TV money than basketball – get over it!

      1. Go Huskies!

        And because of no parity, UConn has 20 wins automatically before the season starts. All you yahoos think it is an accomplishment for UConn to win by 30+ against teams that have no chance. The sport is sad. There should be a Beast Conference with the Top 10 teams. Last place team gets kicked out and replaced at the end of the season.

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