Geno Auriemma will coach his 1,202nd game at UConn on Sunday when the Huskies host California in their regular-season opener. For the 1,202nd time, the six words will be written on the board: Play hard. Play smart. Have fun.
The UConn women’s basketball team will take on the U.S. Women’s National Team, headlined by former UConn greats Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi, in an exhibition game on Monday, Jan. 27, at the XL Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Junior Tyler Polley, redshirt sophomore Sid Wilson and sophomore Brendan Adams made significant contributions in a harder-than expected victory. They combined for 38 points, 28 in the first half alone, to help lift the Huskies to an 89-67 win.