UConn Women in Rare Role as Underdogs

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Geno Auriemma knew the rules had changed on Nov. 19, 1995.

The UConn women were coming off their first perfect season, the season that changed everything in Storrs, the season that changed everything for women's basketball around the Northeast. It was the opener for the Huskies against Louisiana Tech at the Hall of Fame Tipoff Classic in Knoxville, Tenn.

"I'll never forget this," Auriemma said Friday as his No. 2 Huskies prepared to take on Brittney Griner and No. 1 Baylor Sunday night in Waco, Texas. "We're coming off the 35-0 team. We lost in overtime and honest to God, I couldn't find any of their coaches [to congratulate].

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