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There are 6 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Apr 6, 2008, titled Jacobs: Auriemma Says Team Will Be Back -- Basketball, Universi.... In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

T AMPA, Fla. - The smarter team won. Whether the team with superior players won, well, that's to be debated in Connecticut until Elena Delle Donne shows up next fall and Geno Auriemma breaks out the basketballs ...

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Tina Charles

East Meadow, NY

#1 Apr 7, 2008
The only thing I'm wondering in regards to coaching strategy is why with a team as big as Stanford and given they were controlling the glass on both sides of the court,why were TC minutes so limited, she was able to score down low and at least would have given some much needed height in the low post?

Chatsworth, GA

#2 Apr 7, 2008
Geno did a great job coaching with the injuries the team had. Tennessee did its part to get to the NC and Geno should have been there. Pat is now 982 wins and 182 lost. Over 600 of her wins are against top 25 teams and that is what makes her record so impressive. Hope to see a rematch soon before Geno retires

“We all should just get along!”

Since: Jan 08

St Charles, Illinois

#3 Apr 7, 2008
Geeks one good guys zero. Tough game tough loss, Stanford did and outstanding job, no way around that! here's to next year our girls did great this season kudos! Keep on rolling Huskies

Since: Mar 08

New Haven, CT

#4 Apr 7, 2008
Uconn78 wrote:
Geeks one good guys zero. Tough game tough loss, Stanford did and outstanding job, no way around that! here's to next year our girls did great this season kudos! Keep on rolling Huskies
Amen !

Jacksonville, FL

#5 Apr 7, 2008
Stanford played like the well-coached, well-prepared team that it is. The Huskies did not look well-coached or well- prepared. The bulk of the responsibility for that rests on Geno. And Geno did not look well-prepared...Stanford goes on a run and Geno doesn't call timeouts. C'mon.

To hear the commentators say that "there are no set plays for Maya" is astounding. Structure and direction are essential to maintaining control.

As to the weakness in the guard position...this, too, rests with Geno. His public comments about benching Lauren Dixon was painful to hear and unnecessary. Somethings are always "family" matter and should remain as such. Not letting a starter start is enough to convey a meassage: keeping a starter out of complete games is overkill and counter-productive. The number of players who are placed in Geno's public doghouse are too frequent and seem to suggest that Geno may have an ego and "this will show you who is in charge" problem.

Take a lead from Calipari who insists on focusing on what the Memphis players are doing well. Geno's constant complaints are tiring. Example: when asked by Rebecca Lebo how the team could do better in the second half of the Rutgers game than the 67% field goal performance of the 1st half, Geno replied: shoot 70%. He then went on to note that their defense problems were aggravated by the "shortage" of guards (i.e. Dixon's unavailabilty) didn't help. In that case, play her...unless her offense was of such a grievous nature that, perhaps, she should have been suspended.

I've been a fan of the team since the middle 80's, so this is not an easy comment to make. Let's hope that next year brings a better result.
ManchesterWillia m111

Lehigh Acres, FL

#6 Apr 7, 2008
A wonderful season.

Lets get Maya into more of the action.

Thanks coaching staff

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