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2009-10 UConn Women's Basketball Championship Season Timeline

LogoApril 7, 2009
Perfect Champions!
Tina Charles scored 25 points and pulled down 19 rebounds as the No. 1 seed University of Connecticut women's basketball team clinched its third perfect season and sixth NCAA National Championship in the program's history as the Huskies downed the No. 3 seed Louisville Cardinals 76-54 in the title game at the Scottrade Center on Tuesday night. (read more) :: RELIVE UCONN'S PERFECT 2008-09 SEASON ::

LogoSeptember 17, 2009
Women's Basketball Ranked No. 1 in Athlon Preseason Poll
The University of Connecticut women's basketball team will enter the 2009-10 season just as it finished its previous campaign, according to the 2009-10 Athlon Women's College Basketball Preseason Poll, which has the Huskies slotted at No. 1.

The rest of the Athlton Preseason Top-10 features: Stanford, Ohio State, Duke, Michigan State, Texas, Xavier, Baylor, Georgia Tech and North Carolina. (read more)

LogoSeptember 23, 2009
Women's Basketball Honored at 2009 National Championship Dinner
The University of women's basketball team was honored on Tuesday night at the Aqua Turf in Southington, Conn., for winning the 2008-09 NCAA National Championship with a perfect record of 39-0.

The title marked the sixth in the history of the UConn program and the third undefeated season. (read more)

LogoOctober 29, 2009
Huskies Picked to Win 2009-10 BIG EAST Regular-Season Title
The University of Connecticut women's basketball team, the defending NCAA Champion and the three-time defending conference champion, was picked unanimously to win the 2009-10 BIG EAST women's basketball regular-season title. The undisputed selection was made by the league's 16 head coaches, who were not permitted to select their own teams.

Connecticut has claimed 15 league championships, 17 regular-season titles and has won both titles in the same season 13 times, all during the past 28 years of BIG EAST women's basketball. Notre Dame earned the other first-place vote. (read more)

LogoOctober 30, 2009
Women's Basketball Unanimous No. 1 in Associated Press Preseason Poll
The University of Connecticut women's basketball team will open the season as the nation's No. 1 team for the seventh time in the program's history, according to the 2009-10 Associated Press Preseason Poll, which was released Friday evening.

The Huskies were a unanimous choice, as they received all 40 first place votes for a total of 1,000 points. Connecticut was followed by Stanford, Ohio State, Notre Dame and North Carolina.(read more)

LogoNovember 3, 2009
Maya Moore and Tina Charles Named to AP Women's Basketball Preseason All-America Squad
University of Connecticut women's basketball players Maya Moore (Lawrenceville, Ga.) and Tina Charles (Jamaica, N.Y.) have been named to the 2009 Associated Press Preseason All-America Team, which was released today.

The pair of UConn players selected marks the third time Connecticut has had multiple players named to the preseason squad and just the fifth time ever in which any program has had more than one player honored. (read more)

LogoDecember 2, 2009
Women's Basketball 2000 NCAA National Championship Team To Be Recognized as "Huskies of Honor"
The 1999-00 University of Connecticut women’s basketball team, which won the 2000 NCAA National Championship, will be recognized as 'UConn Huskies of Honor' at halftime of the UConn-Stanford game on December 23 at the XL Center in Hartford.

The Connecticut-Stanford matchup tips off at 5:30 p.m. (ET) and will be televised to a national audience on ESPN2. The current Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Coaches' rankings have UConn ranked at No. 1 and Stanford as the No. 2 team nationally. (read more)

LogoDecember 9, 2009
ESPN's First-Ever Women's College GameDay To Go Live From Gampel Pavilion on Jan. 16 at 10:00 a.m.
The University of Connecticut will host the first-ever edition of ESPN's College Gameday for women's basketball at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Conn., on Saturday, Jan. 16 when it plays host to BIG EAST rival Notre Dame.

The ESPN GameDay morning show is scheduled to run from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16 at Gampel Pavilion, with doors opening at 7:30 a.m. (read more)

LogoDecember 23, 2009
Huskies Top No. 2 Cardinal for 49th Straight Win with 80-68 Victory
UConn turned its showdown with No. 2 Stanford into another rout. Still, the top-ranked Huskies considered it just another win.

Maya Moore scored 23 points and Tina Charles added 20 to help Connecticut win its 49th straight game, an 80-68 victory Wednesday night in front of a sellout crowd of 16,294. (read more)

LogoDecember 24, 2009
Women's Baskeball Named Sports Illustrated's No. 3 Team of Decade
The UConn women's basketball team was named the No. 3 team on Sports Illustrated's "Top Teams of the Decade" list.

The Huskies captured five NCAA National Titles in the decade (2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009) and advanced to seven Final Fours while posting an overall record of 339-27 from 1999-00 through 2008-09.(read more)

LogoJanuary 15, 2010
ESPN's College GameDay Arrives in Storrs for Huskies-Irish Battle
History was made on Saturday morning as the crew of ESPN's College GameDay descended on the University of Connecticut campus in Storrs for the first-ever edition of the show at the site of a women's basketball game.

The No. 1/1 Huskies (16-0) will play host to fellow unbeaten No. 3/3 Notre Dame (15-0) on Saturday night beginning at 9:00 p.m. (ET) in a nationally-televised ESPN telecast. (read more)

LogoFebruary 1, 2010
Women's Basketball Sets Record with 37th Straight Week at No. 1 in Associated Press Poll
Connecticut now stands alone at No. 1 in every way.

UConn was the top choice in The Associated Press women's basketball poll for a record 37th straight week, surpassing Louisiana Tech (1980-82) for the longest streak atop the Top 25. The Huskies again were the unanimous choice as the top team, receiving 40 first-place votes from a national media panel Monday. (read more)

LogoFebruary 4, 2010
Maya Moore Named ESPN The Magazine First Team Academic All-District I
University of Connecticut junior Maya Moore (Lawrenceville, Ga.) has been named to the five-player 2010 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District I First Team, which was announced today by the Academic All-America® Committee.

Nominations and voting for the All-America programs are conducted by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America. (read more)

LogoFebruary 23, 2010
Maya Moore Named ESPN The Magazine Women's Basketball Academic All-America of the Year
University of Connecticut junior Maya Moore (Lawrenceville, Ga.) has been named as the 2010 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America of the Year for women's basketball, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

A first team Academic All-America® selection for the second year in a row, Moore is an Individualized major with a 3.70 GPA. (read more)

LogoFebruary 27, 2010
Tina Charles scored a season-high 33 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as top-ranked Connecticut beat Georgetown (No. 11 ESPN/USA Today, No. 13 AP) 84-62 on Saturday for its 68th consecutive victory, just two shy of its own record for the longest winning streak in women's Division I basketball.

Charles hit 14 of her 16 shots in her final regular-season home game and was just a point shy of her career high. She also blocked three shots for the Huskies. (read more)

LogoMarch 1, 2010
No. 1/1 Women's Basketball Closes Out Regular Season 30-0
Tina Charles wasn't always sure she wanted to be the type player Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma knew she could be.

Auriemma would tell the center that every time she stepped on the court she needed to have the mindset that she was going to dominate. She wasn't sure that's what she wanted. (read more)

LogoMarch 3, 2010
Tina Charles and Maya Moore added to U.S. Olympic Team Pool
The U.S. women's basketball national team is starting to look like a Connecticut alumni group.

UConn stars Tina Charles and Maya Moore were among 12 players added to the national team pool on Wednesday. Joining them were UConn alums Swin Cash, Asjha Jones and Renee Montgomery. Olympic gold medalists Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird were already part of the national pool, totaling seven of 20 players with Connecticut ties. (read more)

LogoMarch 5, 2010
Tina Charles Named BIG EAST Women's Basketball Player of the Year
Connecticut senior Tina Charles caps off a stellar women’s basketball career earning the league’s highest honor with 2009-10 BIG EAST Player of the Year accolades.

UConn head coach Geno Auriemma shares the BIG EAST Coach of the Year award with West Virginia bench leader Mike Carey, and Georgetown’s Sugar Rodgers is tabbed BIG EAST Freshman of the Year. (read more)

LogoMarch 8, 2010
No. 1/1 Women's Basketball Makes History With 71st Straight Win
Tina Charles, Maya Moore and the latest Connecticut Huskies dynasty now has its own place in the record books.

Charles scored 16 points and Moore added 11 to help top-ranked Connecticut win an NCAA record 71st straight game--a 59-44 victory over No. 6 Notre Dame on Monday night in the semifinals of the Big East tournament. (read more)

LogoMarch 9, 2010
No. 1/1 Women's Basketball Wins BIG EAST Tournament, 60-32
UConn finally celebrated - just a little bit. The top-ranked Huskies danced and cheered after they cruised to their 72nd straight win and 16th Big East tournament championship with a 60-32 victory over No. 9 West Virginia on Tuesday night.

It was a much more festive atmosphere than the night before when they broke their own NCAA record for consecutive wins. (read more)

LogoMarch 20, 2010
UConn Happy to Hit Road on Quest for NCAA Repeat
Connecticut's Maya Moore always feel jitters when she's getting ready for the start of the NCAA tournament, and she said this year is no different.

Even if it seems like the jitters should be more a factor for everyone else. (read more)

LogoMarch 21, 2010
Connecticut Coasts Past Southern, 95-39
Up comfortably at the half, it would have been easy for Connecticut to coast to another victory. Instead, Geno Auriemma's team opened the second half with one of its most impressive runs during the remarkable 73-game win streak.

Leading by 23 at the break, top-seeded UConn scored 21 of the first 23 points of the second half to bury Southern in a 95-39 victory in the first round of the women's NCAA tournament Sunday. (read more)

LogoMarch 23, 2010
UConn Cruises Past Temple in NCAA Second Round, 90-36
Connecticut was so good--nearly perfect--in the first half against Temple on Tuesday night that even one of their superstars, Maya Moore, was surprised. "It was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime kind of a half," Moore said.

The Huskies shot nearly 78 percent, held Temple to five field goals and 12 points and took a 43-point lead into the locker room. They coasted to a 90-36 victory in the second round of the NCAA women's tournament, stretching their winning streak to 74 games. (read more)

LogoMarch 27, 2010
The Countdown to the Sweet 16
The University of Connecticut women's basketball team spent Saturday afternoon preparing for Iowa State as the Huskies will face at the Cyclones on Sunday afternoon in NCAA Tournament Sweet 16.

UConn (35-0) and Iowa State (25-7) will collide on Sunday in a 12:04 p.m. (ET) tip on ESPN at the University of Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio. (read more)

LogoMarch 28, 2010
Huskies Earn a Spot in the Elite Eight
Maya Moore scored 16 of her 25 points in the opening 9 minutes and seemingly invincible UConn took it from there to roll over Iowa State 74-36 in a regional semifinal Sunday.

"Connecticut is certainly as good as advertised," Iowa State coach Bill Fennelly said. "I don't think I've had a whipping like that since I was a little kid and I broke something of my mom's." (read more)

LogoMarch 30, 2010
UConn Duo Headlines AP All-America First Team
University of Connecticut women's basketball players Tina Charles and Maya Moore were named unanimously to the Associated Press All-America First Team, which was released on Tuesday afternoon. Kalana Greene also earned honorable mention AP All-American honors. (read more)

LogoMarch 30, 2010
Huskies Headed Back to the Final Four!
The Connecticut Huskies swear they're not perfect. Their last 76 opponents might disagree.

Maya Moore scored 22 points to lead the Huskies past Florida State 90-50 on Tuesday night, sending the defending champions back to the Final Four and stretching their unprecedented win streak to 76 games. (read more)

LogoMarch 31, 2010
Connecticut's Tina Charles Named 2010 USBWA National Player of the Year
The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has chosen the recipients of its 2009-10 women's postseason honors. Connecticut's Tina Charles is the National Player of the Year, while Nebraska coach Connie Yori is the National Coach of the Year and Baylor's Brittney Griner is the National Freshman of the Year. All three selections will be honored at he USBWA Women's Awards Breakfast on Tues., April 6 in San Antonio. (read more)

LogoApril 3, 2010
Maya Moore Wins her Second Wade Trophy
For the second straight year, UConn junior forward Maya Moore was named the recipient of the State Farm Wade Trophy given to the nation's top player who not only excels athletically, but serves as a positive role model both on and off the court. The Wade Trophy, named after the late, legendary three-time national champion, Delta State University coach Lily Margaret Wade, debuted in 1978 as the first-ever women's national player of the year award in college basketball. (read more)

LogoApril 3, 2010
Tina Charles Named AP Player of the Year
Tina Charles sat next to Maya Moore at the AP Awards ceremony Saturday fully expecting to congratulate her teammate on winning another trophy. UConn's star center was completely shocked when she ended up being the one picking up the award. Charles got 33 of the votes from the 40-member national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25 to earn The Associated Press player of the year honor. (read more)

LogoApril 4, 2010
Huskies Headed Back to Championship Game!
Maya Moore and her Connecticut Huskies got past one real big obstacle blocking their path. So after pulling away from 6-foot-8 freshman Brittney Griner and Baylor for a 70-50 win Sunday night and their 77th straight win, the Huskies are ready for a rematch with Stanford, this time for the NCAA championship. A win Tuesday night and they'll be the first women's team to go undefeated in consecutive seasons. (read more)

LogoApril 5, 2010
Charles Named Winner of the 2010 Naismith Trophy
University of Connecticut senior Tina Charles was named winner of the 2010 Naismith Trophy presented by AT&T as the top women's college basketball player in the country, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced today. This marks the second consecutive season that UConn has claimed the award, as Maya Moore won it last season. Overall, the Huskies have won six Naismith Trophies. Past UConn winners include Moore (2009), Diana Taurasi (2004 & 2003), Sue Bird (2002), and Rebecca Lobo (1995). (read more)

LogoApril 6, 2010
Back-To-Back Perfection!
Every basket built their streak, every romp enriched their legacy. From the first shot of the season, it seemed inevitable that Maya Moore, Tina Charles and the Connecticut Huskies would win the NCAA championship. And so they did Tuesday night, rallying from a horrible first half to beat Stanford 53-47 for their 78th straight victory and stamp themselves as one of the most dominant teams ever - in their sport or any other, men or women. Held to only five points through the first 12 minutes and trailing 20-12 at the break, coach Geno Auriemma's team bounced back and played like champs. (read more)