UConn Huskies: The March to Madness - Netflix

HBO Sports, a trailblazer in sports reality programming, is teaming up again with IMG's Original Content unit for an unscripted series chronicling the 2016-17 season of the University of Connecticut women's basketball team's pursuit of a fifth consecutive national championship. UConn Huskies: The March to Madness debuts Wednesday, March 1 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) with a special hour-long edition, followed by half-hour episodes debuting on subsequent Wednesdays. UConn Huskies: The March to Madness spotlights the players, coaches and support personnel, chronicling the hard work and high expectations game-by-game in the American Athletic Conference as they seek to continue their extraordinary run of berths in the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship. Scheduled to run through the conclusion of the Huskies' season, the show features exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, offering a unique look at the personalities who shape the powerhouse program headquartered in Storrs, Conn. The reigning national champions, the UConn Huskies have achieved unprecedented success in women's college basketball and are on the verge of surpassing the UCLA men's basketball record of 11 NCAA national championships. Under head coach Geno Auriemma, in his 32nd season with the team, the Huskies have earned berths in 28 consecutive NCAA Tournaments, going to 16 Final Fours and 11 national championships. Last spring, the team captured its fourth consecutive national championship, going undefeated for the sixth time.

UConn Huskies: The March to Madness - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2017-03-01

UConn Huskies: The March to Madness - 2001–02 Connecticut Huskies women's basketball team - Netflix

The 2001–02 Connecticut Huskies women's basketball team represented the University of Connecticut in the 2001–2002 NCAA Division I basketball season. Coached by Geno Auriemma, the Huskies played their home games at the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut, and on campus at the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Connecticut, and are a member of the Big East Conference. At the Big East Women's Basketball Tournament, the Huskies won the championship by defeating Boston College 96–54. The Huskies won their third NCAA championship by defeating the Oklahoma Sooners, 82–70. On December 29, 2011, the team was recognized as one of the greatest in the program's history by induction into the Huskies of Honor.

UConn Huskies: The March to Madness - Roster changes - Netflix

Five players from the 2000–01 team (Shea Ralph, Svetlana Abrosimova, Kelly Schumacher, Christine Rigby, and Marci Czel) were seniors and are no longer part of the team. One sophomore player, Kennitra Johnson, decided to leave UConn to be closer to her mother, and transferred to Purdue. Two freshmen joined the team: Ashley Valley, younger sister of Morgan Valley, and Stacey Marron. Although Marron had received scholarship offers from other schools, she chose to apply to UConn and attempt to make the team as a walk-on. She succeeded, and eventfully earned a full scholarship, the first Connecticut walk-on to earn a basketball scholarship. Two other players are not new to the program, but will be playing in their first full season. Ashley Battle was a freshman in the prior year, but sustained an elbow injury in the fifth game of the season, and did not play the remainder of the season. Battle applied for a medical hardship, often called a redshirt. Jessica Moore also joined the team in the prior year, but elected not to play her first year.

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