Auriemma Says Summitt Isn't Being Honest

September 24, 2007

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma says Tennessee coach Pat Summitt isn't being honest about the Volunteers' decision to end the universities' yearly basketball series.

Auriemma says he blames Summitt for ending the series, which annually matched the nation's most storied women's basketball programs.

Auriemma told The Hartford Courant newspaper that there are a lot of unanswered questions.

Connecticut had signed a contract to extend the annual game through the 2008-09 season, but Tennessee announced in June it would not extend the series.

Earlier this month, Summitt said ending the series would allow the schools to develop other rivalries.

Connecticut leads the series 13-9, although Tennessee has won the last three meetings.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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