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Pat Summitt defined women’s basketball

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Pat Summitt died early Thursday. Most anyone paying even casual attention to sports knows who she was. More than anyone, Summitt and the Tennessee Lady Vols put women’s basketball on the map in this country. Others made solid contributions, but a generation ago, she was the face of the sport. Connecticut’s Geno Auriemma is the Pat Summitt of today’s era. No two coaches have elevated the sport more than those two. Between them they won more than half of the…

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Don’t blame UConn women for their hoops success

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On Tuesday night, the University of Connecticut Lady Huskies go for a number of jaw-dropping records. Most importantly, they will seek to beat the Syracuse Orange for the NCAA Championship. A victory will wrap up their 11th national title and fourth in succession. They would finish the year at 38-0, marking the fifth perfect season. All of their wins have been by double digits. They are on a 73-game winning streak, second only to the 90-game streak they set a…

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