Revenge For 2010? No, Says UConn

by Categorized: Geno Auriemma, Stanford women's basketball, Stefanie Dolson, UConn women's basketball Date:

The last time UConn played at Maples Pavilion in 2010, the eyes of a unified and curious basketball nation watched Stanford end the Huskies’ record 90-game winning streak, the longest in NCAA Division I history.

On Saturday, with only an ESPNU audience paying attention, the Huskies ended Stanford’s 82-game home winning streak with a historic 61-35 win.

“It [the 2010 loss] wasn’t on our minds,” junior Stefanie Dolson said. “We just wanted to come out and focus on our game, play the kind of game we are capable of. This is a hard place to play. We just wanted to make sure our heads were on right and that we came in with the right mentality. We all played hard and outworked the other team.”

UConn coach Geno Auriemma agreed with Dolson’s assessment.

“I love this game [playing Stanford] for both teams, but in terms of two years ago, that was a national event. I don’t think this was a national event,” Auriemma said. “We beat a good Stanford team [Saturday] that happened to have won a lot of games [82] at home. The last we were here it was a big event for them, they treated it like a big event for them and God bless them.

“But for us to win a game in late December, it’s nothing more than that – a big win against a great team. I don’t get excited about the other stuff. I didn’t get all excited about winning 90, so I am not going to get all excited about stopping them at 82 at home. I just like the fact that when we needed something Saturday we got it. That’s what I want my players to focus on.”

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2 thoughts on “Revenge For 2010? No, Says UConn

  1. Robert Gery

    Very well said Geno. we outplayed them in all major categories and that is all that counts!

  2. Mike

    Have to disagree with Geno’s comment “The last we were here it was a big event for them, they treated it like a big event for them and God bless them”

    It was the media, mostly UConn media and east coast that made the game in 2010 a big deal. Stanford barely has a full time SID as evident they are rarely covered in Bay area local radio and TV. The game was barely mentioned before tip off and only in print, by AP and one local writer.

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