TheRoundUp 4/2: Oh so very close

DENVER, CO - APRIL 01: Bria Hartley #14 of the Connecticut Huskies drives for a shot attempt in the first half against Natalie Novosel #21 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the National Semifinal game of the 2012 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship at Pepsi Center on April 1, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

UConn looks beyond loss to the future -
"I am telling you that we will be back here (at the Final Four) next year," Auriemma said.

Journal Inquirer > Sports > UConn women: All-American nod
On Saturday, the Bria Hartley was named to the 10-member WBCA All-America squad, the requirement for induction into the "Huskies of Honor" program. Early in the second half of Sunday’s NCAA Final Four semifinal game against Notre Dame at the Pepsi Center, she became the third sophomore in UConn history to reach the 1,000-point plateau. But the thing she wanted most, the opportunity to play for the national championship, slipped away. Natalie Novosel’s rebound basket with 4.6 seconds left forced overtime and the Irish then dominated en route to an 83-75 win to end the Huskies’ season.

Jeff Jacobs: The Notre Dame-UConn rivalry will stay hot for next year -
The end of regulation brought two of the most dizzying, frenetic minutes of play in the history of UConn women's basketball. Yet when heads stopped spinning, what remained was the realization that Notre Dame's senior-filled lineup was able to hold it together to the end. What remained was the pain.

UConn women's notebook: Auriemma, Summitt show friendly side - Connecticut Post
It has become clear that the feud that once existed between UConn coach Geno Auriemma and Tennessee coach Pat Summitt is rapidly subsiding. The two spent some time together on the court at the Pepsi Center Saturday during the Huskies' open practice.

U.S. Women's 2012 Olympic Team Features Five Former UConn Stars ::
The five UConn alum on the team are Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, Swin Cash, Maya Moore and Tina Charles. They team up with Tamika Catchings (Tennessee), Seimone Augustus (LSU), Sylvia Fowles (LSU), Candace Parker (Tennessee), Angel McCoughtry (Louisville) and Lindsay Whalen (Minnesota).

Coach-In-Waiting — Good Idea Or Bad For UConn Men? - Hartford Courant
Calhoun has said something about "our future" will be announced around the end of the college basketball season. With the men's championship played on Monday night, and the women's championship, possibly involving UConn, on Tuesday, that would make the middle of next week as good a guess as any for something to happen. For the sake of recruiting, some resolution that gives the program an appearance of stability needs to come soon.

UConn Football: Five quarterbacks show their stuff, but no one seems to have an edge on being the starter. -
"You know I wish today's scrimmage was all seven-on-seven because we could really evaluate the QBs," said George DeLeone the Huskies' second-year offensive coordinator. "Unfortunately when you go in a full scrimmage so much of what they do is predicated and how they perform is predicated on 10 other guys. I thought at times when we protected well it looked like they performed well. When we did not protect they looked under duress but I thought they worked hard. I thought they competed. There were some good things to see but it's just so hard to see when they move around with three different offensive lines. Sometimes it's hard to assess."

UConn takes two of three from Hall - Hartford Huskies |
UConn sophomore southpaw Anthony Marzi threw seven strong innings as the Huskies took two of three from the visiting Pirates of Seton Hall over the weekend.

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