These Huskies have a lot in common with the 2001-02 champs

Originally Published: November 9, 2008
By Mechelle Voepel | Special to ESPN.com

Geno Auriemma pantomimed the defensive mistakes months after it all happened.

This is not uncommon behavior for coaches -- at least, not for successful ones. Embedded in their minds are those moments where one slight move in the wrong direction -- or in the right direction, but a split-second too late -- add up to a lost game.

Or, as was the case with Auriemma's Connecticut Huskies in 2008, a lost chance at a national championship.

Not long after UConn had ...

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