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There are 71 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Apr 7, 2008, titled Stanford Defeats UConn In The Final Four -- Sports, University .... In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Pete Times Forum. The Cardinal, who have won 23 consecutive games, were led by senior All-America guard Candice Wiggins, who had 25 points, 13 rebounds and five assists.

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Teddy

East Hampton, CT

#1 Apr 7, 2008
wha, wha, wha.

UCONN chokes, what a suprise.
Cheaters never prosper.

Stanford rocks!
Done Is Done

United States

#2 Apr 7, 2008
What! The ACADEMIC Semester is over in a month. Study maybe? What a joke education at UCONN. At least the braying stops for a while.
BigGirl

United States

#3 Apr 7, 2008
UConn Huskie women, thank-you for giving I and many other UConn women basketball fans a season that was truly a "profile in courage" with two injured players. Thank-you seniors for four good years of play for UConn. Looking forward to a great freshman class which will complete the picture and help bring back up UConn to TRUE women's college basketball status.
mike

Wallingford, CT

#4 Apr 7, 2008
you did good girls, but as with the men i just feel something has been lacking these past few years, the fire,the talent,the teams of bird,rizzotti,sales,conlon,abr osimova,taurasi,etc would have found a way to get to the finals,i have found the same goes for the mens' and womens' teams other teams across the country have bigger,faster,more talented players, heart gets you so far,i will say i think the inury to mel is what made this team lose what was needed to go all the way.good luck next year,im proud of you,were all proud of you,just feel the talent,and intestinal fortitude have been absent
Hold on

Glastonbury, CT

#5 Apr 7, 2008
Geno got out coached.......simple as that. The triangle and 2 D gave Uconn fits.....lowest shooting % of the year. And Stanford's triangle offense was clicking. Geno didn't do anything to adjust. He should apologize to the team.

Its got to drive Geno nuts that the Vols won.
shoreliner

Branford, CT

#6 Apr 7, 2008
Hold on wrote:
Geno got out coached.......simple as that. The triangle and 2 D gave Uconn fits.....lowest shooting % of the year. And Stanford's triangle offense was clicking. Geno didn't do anything to adjust. He should apologize to the team.
Its got to drive Geno nuts that the Vols won.
Congrats to the UConn women for a wonderful season.

I thinks it is great that UT is in the finals.

Take that Geno!
Kathy

AOL

#7 Apr 7, 2008
Terrific season UCONN.We love you.Teddy- time to move to CA
CT AAU D1 Coach

Hartford, CT

#8 Apr 7, 2008
You have to tip your hat to Stanford. They came mentally prepared to play and it showed in their teamwork, rebounding, and shot making. The Huskies had a great season.. As Geno noted after the game "We will be back".. Sorry to see the seniors leave without a title game/championship but next years team will be even stronger.
Big fan

Greer, SC

#9 Apr 7, 2008
What is wrong with Connecticut?
I have been a die-hard Connecticut Huskies basketball fan (both men and women) since we lived just down the road from the campus several years ago. For that reason, last night's women's Final Four loss was particularly hard to take. Clearly the more talented team on the floor, the Huskies almost got run out of the gym by a more determined, focused, calm, and organized Stanford Cardinal.
But that Stanford played better than Connecticut is only part of the story. After four straight NCAA implosions, it is hard not to come to the conclusion that women's basketball has changed, and Geno Auriemma's coaching has not kept pace. With five championships, Connecticut's talent was more than enough to win. But it now appears those victories came more in spite of Geno's abrasive, confrontational style than because of it. Last night, after contrasting Tara Vanderveer's patient encouragement with Auriemma's red face and yelling, I couldn't help but wish our kids had her to lead them.
Admittedly, games are easier if you hit some early shots, and that did not happen for Connecticut last night. But those types of games will happen (particularly in the tournament), and the Huskies reaction to that adversity the last four years speaks volumes. When you have five mega-talented kids in one of the biggest games of their lives mostly standing around on offense or taking quick shots, you have to question: Are they too scared to make a mistake? Too scared that their coach might be seen on national TV yelling at them and calling them names?
Sorry, Geno -- I love you. You have brought us five championships, but we need someone who will motivate us and whose calm leadership we can count on when it counts the most. Let's be honest -- does anyone think we got the most out of the talent on our team the last four years?

“Shawnzo”

Since: Mar 07

Norfolk, MA

#10 Apr 7, 2008
I agree that Geno got outcoached and the Huskies got outplayed. It seemed like Maya Moore was the only one who really showed up to play. What a tremendous disappointment all around and the fact that Tennessee squeaked one out is only salt in the wound. Thankfully, baseball season's already underway...
ct yankee

Gales Ferry, CT

#11 Apr 7, 2008
To lose two starters the caliber of Thomas and Green and STILL make the final 4! WOW! Do not hang your heads.You guys played a great team and got beat. UCONN will be back there next year.
huskyoranges

Glastonbury, CT

#12 Apr 7, 2008
Big fan wrote:
What is wrong with Connecticut?
I have been a die-hard Connecticut Huskies basketball fan (both men and women) since we lived just down the road from the campus several years ago. For that reason, last night's women's Final Four loss was particularly hard to take. Clearly the more talented team on the floor, the Huskies almost got run out of the gym by a more determined, focused, calm, and organized Stanford Cardinal.
But that Stanford played better than Connecticut is only part of the story. After four straight NCAA implosions, it is hard not to come to the conclusion that women's basketball has changed, and Geno Auriemma's coaching has not kept pace. With five championships, Connecticut's talent was more than enough to win. But it now appears those victories came more in spite of Geno's abrasive, confrontational style than because of it. Last night, after contrasting Tara Vanderveer's patient encouragement with Auriemma's red face and yelling, I couldn't help but wish our kids had her to lead them.
Admittedly, games are easier if you hit some early shots, and that did not happen for Connecticut last night. But those types of games will happen (particularly in the tournament), and the Huskies reaction to that adversity the last four years speaks volumes. When you have five mega-talented kids in one of the biggest games of their lives mostly standing around on offense or taking quick shots, you have to question: Are they too scared to make a mistake? Too scared that their coach might be seen on national TV yelling at them and calling them names?
Sorry, Geno -- I love you. You have brought us five championships, but we need someone who will motivate us and whose calm leadership we can count on when it counts the most. Let's be honest -- does anyone think we got the most out of the talent on our team the last four years?
There is nothing wrong with CT. They lost a game to a pretty good team in the final four. the team that beat them is not chopped liver. I DO NOT WANT ANYONE OTHER THAN AURIEMMA COACHING THIS TEAM. You can have vanDerveer. Stanford rebounded, took care of the ball and just about everything they threw up went in. I believe that UCONN got the most out of their talent for all the years that Geno has coached. You should keep posting comments fast before the alzheimers seriously sets in
UCONN Womens Fan

Newington, CT

#13 Apr 7, 2008
If it wouldn't have been for Moore, it would have been a blowout! Stanford looked in synch. UCONN was brick city and Geno didn't know what to do! When teams get UCONN out of synch, Geno has always had a tough time getting the girls back to their normal play.
It's probably better anyway, b/c I think Tennessee would have beat UCONN at the finals anyway. Tennessee looks good.
Go Stanford beat the VOLS!!!
Better luck next year UCONN!
Marjorie

New Haven, CT

#14 Apr 7, 2008
I'm afraid Teddy is right - The ESPN scandal really knocked everything off track for this team. Next year will be bright, if the (new?) Coaches keep the programs CLEAN, IMHO!!!
HOOPSTER

Peterborough, NH

#15 Apr 7, 2008
Stanford played great as a team. The UCONN girls seemed apprehensive, unsure of themselves especially with the triangle and 2 defense. Geno stayed with the small lineup at the end hoping it would be the right strategy, but it didn't work. LSU lost the game at the free throw line. Hornbuckle is clutch and Bobbitt is their fireplug. And I still think Parker is an average player, no superstar in my opinion, but the girl has guts getting out there with the injury she has, kudos for that. GO STANFORD!

Since: Apr 08

Frankfort, OH

#16 Apr 7, 2008
ct yankee wrote:
To lose two starters the caliber of Thomas and Green and STILL make the final 4! WOW! Do not hang your heads.You guys played a great team and got beat. UCONN will be back there next year.
Thanks for a great year Huskies! Your spirit, hard work and class showed throughout. Don't let the results of this one game detract from the fact that you guys are back. Clearly the 2 best teams of the season faced off and Stanford won [this time]. Watching what they do to the Vols on Tuesday will be awesome baby!
BEACON FALLS

Farmington, CT

#19 Apr 7, 2008
Stamfords passing was excellent, they ran UConn all over the place. Many of their 3's were open shots. Next year I predict they go undefeated. I still can't believe UNC men are out as well.....time for baseball
Gabby

Milford, CT

#20 Apr 7, 2008
Big fan wrote:
What is wrong with Connecticut?
I have been a die-hard Connecticut Huskies basketball fan (both men and women) since we lived just down the road from the campus several years ago. For that reason, last night's women's Final Four loss was particularly hard to take. Clearly the more talented team on the floor, the Huskies almost got run out of the gym by a more determined, focused, calm, and organized Stanford Cardinal.
But that Stanford played better than Connecticut is only part of the story. After four straight NCAA implosions, it is hard not to come to the conclusion that women's basketball has changed, and Geno Auriemma's coaching has not kept pace. With five championships, Connecticut's talent was more than enough to win. But it now appears those victories came more in spite of Geno's abrasive, confrontational style than because of it. Last night, after contrasting Tara Vanderveer's patient encouragement with Auriemma's red face and yelling, I couldn't help but wish our kids had her to lead them.
Admittedly, games are easier if you hit some early shots, and that did not happen for Connecticut last night. But those types of games will happen (particularly in the tournament), and the Huskies reaction to that adversity the last four years speaks volumes. When you have five mega-talented kids in one of the biggest games of their lives mostly standing around on offense or taking quick shots, you have to question: Are they too scared to make a mistake? Too scared that their coach might be seen on national TV yelling at them and calling them names?
Sorry, Geno -- I love you. You have brought us five championships, but we need someone who will motivate us and whose calm leadership we can count on when it counts the most. Let's be honest -- does anyone think we got the most out of the talent on our team the last four years?
Big Fan you need a life. A typical stupid UCONN fan who doesn't understand woman's athletics.
HOOPSTER

Peterborough, NH

#21 Apr 7, 2008
I don't understand the name calling on these forums.
CT UCONN FAN

Potomac, MD

#22 Apr 7, 2008
don't get so confident openminded247
they just had a lucky break this time
and that is all because Wiggins got that big announcement that she won the trophy so that just gave them an extra mental edge.
UCONN is he best team, they had a bad day at the wrong time.....
And as for Stanford beating the VOLS
sure........that gonna happen.......next to never!!!!!!!
I hope the VOL kick butt...now THAT would be AWEsome BABY!!!!!!!!
IT WOULD OF BEEN EXTREMELY AWESOME IF UCONN HAD BROUGHT HOME YET ANOTHER TROPHY....BUT ALL IN ALL THEY DID NOT LOOSE A FAN HERE !!

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