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Hit The UConn Links: Boxing Out Key to Win Over UCLA - 3/29/19

Katie Lou Samuelson said that boxing out for defensive rebounds will be key if the UConn women’s basketball team wants to beat UCLA in the Sweet 16 on Friday night in Albany.

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UConn Featured Link

WATCH: UConn Women’s Basketball NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Pregame (UCLA) [The UConn Blog]

UConn women's 'tiniest Husky' inspiring players on and off court in battle with blood disorder [Fox News]

UConn Women’s Basketball

WATCH: UConn Huskies & UCLA Bruins 2019 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Pregame Press Conferences [The UConn Blog]

WATCH: UConn Women’s Basketball NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Pregame (UCLA) [The UConn Blog]

Photo Gallery: UConn Huskies Women’s Basketball Sweet 16 Open Practice [The UConn Blog]

Sweet 16 Preview: UConn vs. UCLA | ESPN, 7 p.m. ET [StorrsCentral.com]

Life After Geno [StorrsCentral.com]

Who’s No. 1? Right now, it’s Louisville [Albany Times Union]

NCAA women’s notes: Coaching rumors hit Albany regional [Albany Times Union]

UCLA ready for challenge of UConn [AP]

WNBA coaches, GMs tab McCowan for top pick in mock draft [AP]

Four teams descend on Times Union Center looking to advance in NCAA women’s basketball tournament [The Berkshire Eagle]

Designated Hitter: UConn’s Geno Auriemma still not afraid to speak his mind [The Berkshire Eagle]

NCAA Women’s Sweet 16 Preview: UCLA Bruins Face UConn Huskies Tonight [Bruins Nation]

UCLA coach Close admires Geno’s ‘sustained excellence’ [Connecticut Post]

Auriemma reflects on Tennessee’s open coaching position [Connecticut Post]

Women’s basketball sizes up No. 2 UConn as Friday’s Sweet 16 matchup approaches [Daily Bruin]

Scouting the Bruins [The Daily Campus]

Huskies anticipating battle with UCLA [The Daily Campus]

UConn’s Auriemma: Former Tennessee coach Holly Warlick will ‘land on her feet’ [The Day]

Do the UConn women have a chip on their shoulders? [The Day]

UConn’s Napheesa Collier is relentless, but rarely rattled [espnW]

Auriemma - Impatient fans await next Vols coach [espnW]

Women’s NCAA Sweet 16 bracket predictions [espnW]

Women's Sweet 16: Will UCLA's rebounding be enough to beat UConn? [espnW]

UConn women’s ‘tiniest Husky’ inspiring players on and off court in battle with blood disorder [Fox News]

Third time can be a charm against UCONN [Go Joe Bruin]

Geno Auriemma has unique perspective, and the humorous backing of Louisville coach, in regards to the Tennessee coaching situation [Hartford Courant]

UConn women’s basketball team has its hands full with UCLA in Sweet 16 [Hartford Courant]

UConn coach Geno Auriemma says student-athletes should be paid, hopes compromise can be reached on AAC TV deal [Hartford Courant]

Notre Dame tries to repeat before parity takes hold of women’s game [Indy Star]

Auriemma mentored UCLA coach Close [Journal Inquirer]

UCLA's coach has had Close-up view of UConn success [Journal Inquirer]

UCLA guard Japreece Dean has Bruins playing unified as UConn awaits in Sweet 16 [Los Angeles Times]

What UConn needs from each player to reach Final Four [Republican-American]

Connecticut women’s basketball is a March Madness 2019 underdog, somehow [SBNation.com]

UConn to Face UCLA in NCAA Sweet Sixteen [UConnHuskies.com]

In this year’s women’s Sweet 16, no one’s untouchable. Not even U-Conn. [Washington Post]

UConn Men’s Basketball

In Review: Year One of the Hurley Era [The UConn Blog]

UConn Football

Three CFL teams attend UConn pro day for Canadian receiver Hergy Mayala [3DownNation]

The life and times of Casey Cochran are shipshape right now [The Day]

UConn almost literally can’t get worse. So there’s that. [SBNation.com]

UConn Men’s Hockey

Buffalo Sabres demote center Tage Thompson to minors [AP]

Tage Thompson sent to Rochester to play ‘meaningful minutes’ [Buffalo News]

UConn Baseball

UConn Baseball Won’t Miss Much About J.O. Christian Field [The UConn Blog]

HookC Faces UCF in Orlando [UConnHuskies.com]

UConn Women’s Softball

UConn resumes conference play at Wichita State [UConnHuskies.com]

UConn Outdoor Track & Field

UConn’s great effort on Day One of the 2019 Pepsi Florida Relays [UConnHuskies.com]

AAC TV Deal

UConn expresses reservations about AAC media deal with ESPN [AP]

UConn president Susan Herbst on AAC/ESPN deal: “We do not want our amazing Husky fan lifestyle disrupted. Period.” [Hartford Courant]

UConn coach Geno Auriemma says student-athletes should be paid, hopes compromise can be reached on AAC TV deal [Hartford Courant]

UConn Blog News

Vote for The UConn Blog as best local blogger and local tweeter in the 2019 CTNOW Best of New Haven Poll [Hartford Courant]