CHICAGO (AP) The 11 NCAA championships and 18 trips to the Final Four really weren't part of Geno Auriemma's plan when he became UConn's coach in 1985.
Nor were 1,000 wins. But he's about to get that, too.
Katie Lou Samuelson scored 20 points, Crystal Dangerfield had 18 and No. 1 UConn gave Auriemma his 999th victory with a 103-69 rout of DePaul on Friday night.
Auriemma is on the verge of joining fellow Hall of Famers Pat Summitt and Tara VanDerveer as the only Division I women's basketball coaches to reach the 1,000-win mark after the Huskies (8-0) had their way with the Blue Demons (6-3).
The program sure has come a long way since he took over. Back then, he just wanted to be able to beat Providence and Villanova and finish among the top four in the Big East.
"Believe me, where we're sitting right now wasn't part of the plan by any stretch of the imagination," Auriemma said. >> Read more
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