Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Pasqualoni takes in women's basketball on-campus rally

Among the more than 2,000 people outside the UConn student union for a rally in honor of the national champion UConn women's basketball team was football coach Paul Pasqualoni and assistant coach Kermit Buggs.

I spoke to Pasqualoni for a couple of minutes to get his reaction to the championship run of the women's basketball team.

"They are a great team and just wow you to death as a team," Pasqualoni said. "Coach Auriemma and his staff have the best basketball program in the country, they really do. They do a great job coaching, his staff does a great job coaching and the players are just outstanding."

I was also curious how Pasqualoni reacted to the women's team overcoming some inconsistent play during the regular season and were able to put it all together once the NCAA tournament rolled along.

"It is a great example of every day you go out to get better, you keep trying to improve, the team kind of came together and everybody get healthy a little bit more at the end and they really put it together," Pasqualoni said. "It is a great thing for the state of Connecticut, the pride in the state of Connecticut."

Unfortunately, I have missed the last couple of open practices due to my women's basketball coverage responsibilities but Pasqualoni has been happy with the way spring camp has been progressing.

"We are doing good we are competing hard and not too many injuries which is important," Pasqualoni said. "We just have to see if we can avoid some injuries between now and a week from Saturday and finishing up strong."



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