One columnist is commenting on the dominance of the University of Connecticut Women' Basketball team's dominance after the 60 point win in the Sweet 16.
On Saturday, No. 1 UConn routed fifth-seeded Mississippi State, 98-38. The win was the 72nd straight for UConn (35-0) and left the Huskies three victories shy of an unprecedented fourth consecutive national championship.
Following the win, Boston Globe Columnist Dan Shaugnessy tweeted about loop-sided win.
UConn Women beat Miss St. 98-38 in NCAA tourney. Hate to punish them for being great, but they are killing women's game. Watch? No thanks— Dan Shaughnessy (@Dan_Shaughnessy) March 26, 2016
On Sunday, UConn coach Geno Auriemma got a chance to respond to the tweet.
"Don't watch! No one is putting a gun to your head to watch," Auriemma said. "So, don't watch and don't write about. Spend your time on things that you think are important."
He went on to say if "this is not important, then don't pay attention to it."
"The fact that you have to comment on it, says something about you," Auriemma said.
The UConn coach discussed his team in the same vein as golfer Tiger Woods.
"We are what we are. We do what we do," Auriemma said. When Tiger was winning every major, no one said he was bad for golf. Actually, he did a lot for golf. He made everyone be a better golfer. And they did and now, there is more great golfers because of Tiger."
Auriemma also questioned the person sending out the tweet.
"There are a lot better writers than Dan Shaugnessy, but that does not mean he is bad for the game," Auriemma said.
Auriemma is 119-1 in his last 120 games.
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