November 11, 2012, 1:30 p.m. (ET)
CHARLESTON, S.C. – After their opening win over Coastal Carolina Friday night the Cougars travel to Connecticut for a matchup with the No. 2 Huskies Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
CofC head Coach Natasha Adair
On 56-38 win over Coastal Carolina
“It was a great first game and there was great energy in TD arena tonight. I’m so proud of my team and their fight and the way they played together tonight for the victory.”
On getting her first win as a head coach
“The team has been coachable. It’s been a fun group to be in the gym with and watch them grow. I challenge them every day because I know they have so much more in them. I want them to feel what success feels like. To see them come together as a team and fight through adversity, I’m really proud of them.”
Senior Latisha Harris
On aggressive approach in opening game
“Everything we have been working on in practice, getting hit with the pads, I brought to the game. When it comes to being aggressive in the game you know you can’t play soft because that is going to allow your opponent to take control of you.”
College of Charleston
Career Record: 1-0 (1st year)
CofC Record: 1-0 (1st year)
Career Record: 804-129 (28th year)
Coastal Record: 804-129 (28th year)
Connecticut leads 1-0.
The Huskies finished last season 33-5 and advanced to the final four before falling to Notre Dame in the national semifinals. UConn is 26-1 in home openers under head coach Geno Auriemma. Connecticut returns junior All-American Bria Hartley and has added one of the best classes in the country, headlined by 6-4 freshman Breanna Stewart.
A LOOK BACK TO THE OPENING NIGHT VICTORY
The Cougars opened the season at home Friday night with a 56-38 victory over Coastal Carolina. Senior Latisha Harris registered a double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds in the game. Junior Alyssa Frye scored 14 points and fellow junior Afreyea Tolbert added 12 points.
COACH ADAIR UCONN CONNECTION
College of Charleston head coach Natasha Adair is very familiar with UConn head coach Geno Auriemma. Auriemma sat in her house and offered her a scholarship in the early 1990s. Adair tore her ACL going into her senior year of high school and went to junior college for two years and South Florida for two years.