TheRoundUp 3/28: Women advance to fifth straight Final Four

Mar 27, 2012; Kingston, RI, USA; Connecticut Huskies guard Tiffany Hayes (3) and guard Caroline Doty (5) hold up the trophy after their team win over the Kentucky Wildcats in the finals of the Rhode Island region in the 2012 NCAA women's basketball tournament at the Ryan Center. UConn defeated the Kentucky Wildcats 80-65. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE

Jeff Jacobs column: Tiffany Hayes Carries The Team against Kentucky - Courant.com
No, Tiffany Hayes did what was asked of her. She carried her own weight during this 80-65 victory over Kentucky at the Ryan Center. And by doing so, she did more than anyone to carry the weight of annual expectation all the way to Denver for UConn's fifth Final Four in a row.

Huskies Batter Kentucky: Huskies Batter Kentucky, Advance To Final Four - Courant.com
"There's really not much you can say," Auriemma said. "You have to admire what these players have done over the course of the season. Playing an Elite Eight is really difficult. Playing a team like Kentucky is really difficult. It could have just as easily gotten away from us. I thought we showed a lot."

Hayes Helps UConn Return to Final Four - NYTimes.com
The consensus is that this is a rebuilding season at UConn — if the Huskies can have one — with the team set to field a powerhouse next year. Hayes will not be around for it, which may be why she played with relentless passion Tuesday in the Huskies’ 80-65 victory in the Kingston regional final.

UConn women's basketball: Hayes named third-team All-American - Courant.com
Tuesday night, she was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Kingston Regional after scoring 22 points with eight rebounds to lead UConn to an 80-65 win over Kentucky and its fifth straight Final Four.

UCONN FOOTBALL: Shakim Phillips could be play-maker for Huskies this season- The Register Citizen
Phillips, a Boston College transfer once considered one of the premier high school wide receivers in the country, could be the player the Huskies have missed since Stratford’s Marcus Easley graduated after the 2009 season.

The Day - UConn football schedule all set | News from southeastern Connecticut
UConn's other nationally-televised game will be against Syracuse at the Carrier Dome on Friday, Oct 19 (ESPN, 8 p.m.).

UConn Football Notebook: Christen Replacing Teggart? - Courant.com
Redshirt junior Chad Christen will try to make his own history as the Huskies next best kicker. David Goodrich, a redshirt freshman, will push him and make no mistake, true freshman Bobby Puyol, among the top seven high school kickers in the nation, is going to push him as well.

Roundup: UConn coach earns 300th career win - Norwich, CT - The Bulletin
L.J. Mazzilli (double) went 2-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 13 games. Joe Testani was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, Billy Ferriter was 2-for-6 with two RBIs and Eric Yavarone (double) went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs for UConn (11-11).

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