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ESPN Series on UConn Women's Basketball Tips Off Friday on ESPNU

Feb. 25, 2010

STORRS, Conn. - "The Climb: UConn's Quest for Perfection", a behind-the-scenes look into the 2009-10 University of Connecticut women's basketball team will premiere on Friday, Feb. 26 on ESPNU. The 30-minute program is slated to air at 3:30 p.m. (ET) and 11:30 p.m. (ET).

Friday's airing will be episode one of a four-part series that will offer a unique all-access look at the inner workings of one of the most successful programs in all of college sports.

The premiere episode will feature ESPN's College GameDay's visit to Storrs in January, Tina Charles being inducted into the "Huskies of Honor" and segments on the success of the sophomore class and the importance of the play of the bench.

Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma has created a women's basketball dynasty in Storrs, Connecticut, that draws the top talent from around the country. The magnetic lure is a chance to become the best players they can be -- while being part of a greater whole.

Each episode is told in the players' and coaches' own words as the Huskies pursue both a second consecutive perfect season and NCAA National Championship as well as the hallowed all-time record winning streak established by John Wooden's UCLA Bruins four decades ago.

Additional episodes are tentatively scheduled to air on ESPNU on March 5, March 19 and April 2. Air times for each date are 3:30 p.m. (ET) and 11:30 p.m. (ET) on ESPNU - but are subject to change.