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Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma, right, speaks with Moriah Jefferson, left, and Bria Hartley, center, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Rutgers in the semifinals of the American Athletic Conference women's tournament, Sunday, March 9, 2014, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
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Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma, right, speaks with Moriah Jefferson, left, and Bria Hartley, center, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Rutgers in the semifinals of the American Athletic Conference women's tournament, Sunday, March 9, 2014, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

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