NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ All the talk of Stanford feeling like a junior varsity team crashing the Final Four or being an extra at the beauty pageant is just rhetoric to UConn coach Geno Auriemma. Motivational chatter he says no team here needs since each has won a championship.
Auriemma noted Saturday he’s never won any pageant.
Nope, he and his Connecticut Huskies just win titles _ and they’re back chasing perfection again. They are two wins from making history: The first program in the women’s game with nine national titles.
Before UConn can think of a possible undefeated showdown with Notre Dame in the title game, however, the Huskies must get past Stanford Sunday night in one national semifinal.
Stanford is back at the Final Four for the sixth time in seven years.
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