HBO Sports, a trailblazer in sports reality programming, is teaming up again with IMG's Original Content unit for an unscripted series chronicling the 2016-17 season of the University of Connecticut women's basketball team's pursuit of a fifth consecutive national championship. UConn Huskies: The March to Madness debuts Wednesday, March 1 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) with a special hour-long edition, followed by half-hour episodes debuting on subsequent Wednesdays. UConn Huskies: The March to Madness spotlights the players, coaches and support personnel, chronicling the hard work and high expectations game-by-game in the American Athletic Conference as they seek to continue their extraordinary run of berths in the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship. Scheduled to run through the conclusion of the Huskies' season, the show features exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, offering a unique look at the personalities who shape the powerhouse program headquartered in Storrs, Conn. The reigning national champions, the UConn Huskies have achieved unprecedented success in women's college basketball and are on the verge of surpassing the UCLA men's basketball record of 11 NCAA national championships. Under head coach Geno Auriemma, in his 32nd season with the team, the Huskies have earned berths in 28 consecutive NCAA Tournaments, going to 16 Final Fours and 11 national championships. Last spring, the team captured its fourth consecutive national championship, going undefeated for the sixth time.
Runtime: 30 minutes
UConn Huskies: The March to Madness - 2013–14 Connecticut Huskies women's basketball team - Netflix
The 2013–14 Connecticut Huskies women's basketball team represented the University of Connecticut in the 2013–14 NCAA Division I basketball season. The Huskies, are lead twenty-ninth year head coach Geno Auriemma, play their home games at three different venues—the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut, on campus at the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Connecticut and a game at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut. This is Connecticut's first season as a member of the American Athletic Conference, known as The American. The Huskies finished the season with a perfect 40–0, 18–0 in the American League on both winning the regular season and the tournament title. They were automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament and won their ninth National Championship by defeating Notre Dame.
UConn Huskies: The March to Madness - Roster changes - Netflix
Three seniors departed from the prior team: Kelly Faris Caroline Doty Heather Buck Faris was selected 11th overall in the 2013 WNBA Draft by the Connecticut Sun. The team added a single freshman: Saniya Chong Chong is a 5' 9" guard who averaged over 30 points per game with two games over 55 points. She also had almost ten assists and five steals per game as a junior at Ossining High School in New York. In her senior season, she scored 928 points, setting a single season record for scoring in the state of New York. She helped lead her high school team to the state championship in 2013, the first ever in the history of the high school. In a regular season game, Ossining faced Hamilton, who were 12–0 at the time. Hamilton led late in the game, but Chong scored 24 points in the fourth quarter to lead her team to an 88–79 victory. That performance earned her a spot as the Sports Illustrated national Player of the Week. Chong was recognized by Parade Magazine as their national Girls Basketball Player of the Year. She was also honored by the National High School Coaches Association as the girls basketball National Player of the Year. UConn added two walk-ons to the roster. Briana Pulido is a sophomore from Florida who was on the track and field team, but will drop that sport to concentrate on basketball. She will join the team as a 5' 7" guard. Tierney Lawlor is a freshman from Ansonia High school, who will also play as a guard. Lawlor was captain of her high school team as a junior and senior.
UConn Huskies: The March to Madness - References - Netflix