12:00 PM ET, December 31, 2006
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut made sure coach Geno Auriemma reached 600 wins faster than any coach in women's Division I history on Sunday, routing Sacred Heart 82-40.The fifth-ranked Huskies (11-0) rallied behind double-doubles from freshman post players Tina Charles (15 points and 11 rebounds) and Kaili McLaren (14 points, 15 rebounds) for their 192nd consecutive win at home against unranked teams.Auriemma, inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in September, is the 17th women's coach to reach the 600-win milestone. He did it in 716 games over 22 seasons, earning five NCAA titles and finishing unbeaten twice along the way.
Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma became the 14th active coach and the 17th all-time to reach the 600-win barrier with an 82-40 victory over Sacred Heart on Sunday. Auriemma also became the fastest coach to reach 600 victories, taking just 716 games -- 18 faster than the current quickest to the mark -- Tennessee coach Pat Summitt.
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Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||16-58 (.276)||34-69 (.493)|
|3P Made-Attempted||2-22 (.091)||4-12 (.333)|
|FT Made-Attempted||6-8 (.750)||10-14 (.714)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||12 (0/0)||9 (0/0)|