In what might be described as a capitulation to concerns across the spectrum of women’s basketball – if not all of sportsdom – that things are getting kind of boring, UCONN Huskies head coach Geno Auriemma may be contemplating an unprecedented move to make the national championships more exciting.
Behind this speculation is the fact that most expect UCONN to win it all, going away, for the second consecutive year. While Baylor coach Kim Mulkey puts a brave face on things, everybody believes the Husky women to be unbeatable.
Former President George W. Bush called Baylor coach Kim Mulkey on her cell phone Wednesday while she spoke with reporters about playing mighty Connecticut in the Final Four.
Bush was told to call back.
Even in a phone face-off, the Huskies can’t be beat.
“The thing that you gotta remember, guys, is I don’t care how good UConn is,” Mulkey said before her phone rang. “One day they will lose.”
The article goes on to point out that the UCONN women haven’t lost in over 75 consecutive contests.
This does not count intra-squad play, because the wins and losses cancel each other out, obviously.
An announcement from Auriemma’s spokesperson could come before the end of the day. If the Huskies were to field or, more accurately, “court” but four players against the opposing five, UCONN’s projected margin of victory would drop to single digits, along with the odds on the Husky women to win it all.
Disclaimer: Chris MC totally supports the UCONN Huskies, and especially the women’s basketball team, and makes no bones about it!
Source: Associated Press, ‘One day they will lose’: Baylor eyes upset over mighty UConn in Final Four, by Paul J. Weber. Continue reading