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Slippy
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What makes UConn so invincible in women's basketball?
Do they simply have the best players?

Best coach?

System?

Roids?

It's simply inexplicable.


hsfolk
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re: What makes UConn so invincible in women's basketball?
limited talent compared to the men's game and all the great ones end up at UCONN


Elleshoe
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re: What makes UConn so invincible in women's basketball?
They get all of the best players because they have the best coach. NO PARITY


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Cosmo
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re: What makes UConn so invincible in women's basketball?
0 parity

No other schools really care


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tiger perry
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re: What makes UConn so invincible in women's basketball?
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Best coach?



Very much this


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double d
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re: What makes UConn so invincible in women's basketball?
They'll go down in the semi's this year!


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mizzoubuckeyeiowa
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re: What makes UConn so invincible in women's basketball?
The #1 recruit in the nation again decided to play for UConn this year...

I don't think they ever get any player that isn't a 5-star.

On ESPN's women's basketball recruiting...they list about 50 women's 5-star players...and you know they are being generous with that.

There aren't 50 5-Stars but even if there were - that's it.

There's just not enough talent to go around. What UConn actually gets is the few select 6-stars...players who are the few actual superstars in this sport...while everyone else gets female basketball players.


Patrick_Bateman
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re: What makes UConn so invincible in women's basketball?
Better players, better coach.


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chalmetteowl
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re: What makes UConn so invincible in women's basketball?
I looked at the McDonald's All American selection and only 2 were going to UConn... a few years of that and hopefully somebody can beat them...


mizzoubuckeyeiowa
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re: What makes UConn so invincible in women's basketball?
I read that Geno has been getting more transfers lately...as he cherry picks his talent...basically, get better on your own time and then come and see about playing her later.


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mizzoubuckeyeiowa
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re: What makes UConn so invincible in women's basketball?
I remember when Dan Shaughnessy from the Boston Globe wrote how UConn's dominance was ruining the sport and he got pilloried by the ESPN SJWs.

This game was a joke right from the jump. UConn bolted to a 13-0 lead, and every time I looked up at the TV, the score was worse. It was 32-4 at the end of the first quarter. Then 61-12 at halftime, and 84-20 at the end of three. The final was 98-38. A Sweet Sixteen game.

Isn’t competition the very essence of sports?

It’s not just the winning. It’s the margin of wins. They simply have no competition. The games are almost never close.


chalmetteowl
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re: What makes UConn so invincible in women's basketball?
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Isn’t competition the very essence of sports?

It’s not just the winning. It’s the margin of wins. They simply have no competition. The games are almost never close.
Well whose fault is that? Not UConn


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BluegrassBelle
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re: What makes UConn so invincible in women's basketball?
He's a great coach that has stockpiled the top talent from a limited talent pool.


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mizzoubuckeyeiowa
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re: What makes UConn so invincible in women's basketball?
It's not even halftime and UConn is up 20 points against the #4 seed UCLA.


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GetCocky11
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re: What makes UConn so invincible in women's basketball?
I just want to laugh at the ncaa for putting the sweet 16 and elite 8 in Connecticut. I mean at least make them travel a little bit like the other 1 seeds.


mizzoubuckeyeiowa
Member since Nov 2015
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re: What makes UConn so invincible in women's basketball?
The entire sport revolves around Connecticut...the state, the school, ESPN.

UConn has had their own network for 3 decades...ESPN was pimping this product specifically through this UConn program back in 1996.

No doubt ESPN has immensely helped Geno's rise in overtaking UT and Stanford among others.


Jack Ruby
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re: What makes UConn so invincible in women's basketball?
If UCONN and Geno don't exist, neither does the sport. Espn and the ncaa are doing everything they can to protect their product.

Plus, they are seriously one of maybe only three places in the country that can sell out arenas and get a good atmosphere. I have no qualms about the sport revolving around Connecticut because without them there is no sport.

It is also a sad reminder of just how pathetic of a sport and product women's basketball really is. I think it's very similar to the NCAA tournament and men's basketball from about the 30s-50s... Possibly worse.
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JoeHackett
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re: What makes UConn so invincible in women's basketball?
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What UConn actually gets is the few select 6-stars...players who are the few actual superstars in this sport...while everyone else gets female basketball players.


It's also worth noting that his players stay in school for four years. So at any given time UConn probably has 10 of the top 20 or so players in the game. Their starting five is easily #1 but their next five would probably be a top 5 team as well.


ZZTIGERS
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re: What makes UConn so invincible in women's basketball?
If Geno's wiki page is correct, then UConn is 150-1 from 2013-present. That's unreal.


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Jack Ruby
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re: What makes UConn so invincible in women's basketball?
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It's also worth noting that his players stay in school for four years. So at any given time UConn probably has 10 of the top 20 or so players in the game


It's basically the same formula Wooden used for that 10-15 yr run. He had stacked class on top of stacked class all staying four yrs. Plus, he cheated his arse off to get them...

Just imagine of Calipari recruited the way he does now, but all those guys stated 4yrs. He'd literally have to turn away nba talent, and he'd never lose... That in a nutshell is what Geno and Wooden both did and still do.
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