Con­necti­cut again picked to win AAC cham­pi­onship

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS -

UConn was once again the over­whelm­ing fa­vorite to win the Amer­i­can Ath­letic Con­fer­ence. It's not a huge sur­prise since the Huskies haven't lost a game in the con­fer­ence since join­ing in 2014.

PHILADEL­PHIA >> UConn was once again the over­whelm­ing fa­vorite to win the Amer­i­can Ath­letic Con­fer­ence.

It’s not a huge sur­prise since the Huskies haven’t lost a game in the con­fer­ence since join­ing in 2014. They are 63-0 against their con­fer­ence op­po­nents.

Even though coach Geno Auriemma grad­u­ated three All-Amer­i­cans, in­clud­ing three­time na­tional player of the year Bre­anna Ste­wart, the Huskies were re­ceived 10 of 11 first-place votes in the pre­sea­son poll Mon­day at the AAC’s an­nual me­dia day.

“It’s great, but we don’t worry about all the out­side stuff and just fo­cus on our­selves,” UConn guard Kia Nurse said. “There are clearly a lot of fun numbers around the pro­gram with win streaks and cham­pi­onships, but hon­estly we don’t really talk about them.”

Nurse said she was hon­ored to be cho­sen as the con­fer­ence’s pre­sea­son player of the year.

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