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Two Connecticut Seniors Hoping That History (1995) Repeats Itself

March 14, 1997|From Associated Press

Connecticut seniors Kara Wolters and Carla Berube lead the No. 1-ranked Huskies into a first-round NCAA Midwest Regional game with Lehigh on Saturday.

"This is it for us, so there's an even more sense of urgency," Wolters said. "This is the last shot ever with our best friends. We're going to try to do everything in our power to make sure it's the way we would like it to end."

What Wolters & Co. are hoping for, of course, is an ending like the one in 1995, when they won the national championship and finished 35-0. A championship this year would leave the Huskies 36-0.

The 1995 team showed remarkable poise, dispatching its opponents with cool efficiency. So far, this one has done the same. The Huskies (30-0), the nation's only unbeaten team, are winning by an average of 17 points.

Connecticut, the No. 1 seed in its region, is 129-7 in the four years Wolters and Berube have played.

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Angela Brown, a University of Texas women's basketball player, has quit the team after being arrested on an assault charge.

"It was at her initiation," said Jody Conradt, the women's athletic director and basketball coach. "She's concerned about the team. She's been with the team for four years, and she did not want this to distract them."

Brown and Texas track star Sabrina Kelly turned themselves in and were charged with robbery by assault, a second-degree felony.

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