Geno Auriemma puts UConn ahead of women’s basketball

The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team further cemented its place as one of the greatest women’s programs in the country, with a double digit win earlier this week in the NCAA tournament.

Head coach Geno Auriemma was interviewed after the game versus and expressed his view that he attributes the success of the Huskies for the good of the University of Connecticut, rather than women’s basketball in general.

“I remember sitting down and going, you know, this is really great for women’s basketball. Now those guys can shut the hell up. I was thinking that. Not really. Not really. I’m thinking, you know what’s good for Connecticut basketball? We need to go on a 12-0 run,” said Auriemma, via USA TODAY Sports.

The UConn Huskies have won 10 NCAA Division I championships and have recorded five undefeated seasons. Auriemma has been the head coach since 1985. Prior to his placement in Conneticut, the Huskies had recorded just one winning season in history.

Auriemma has a 917–134 record, the highest among active Division I coaches.

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