Sue Bird Selects Her 01-02 Senior Class To Face USC’s Legends

29 MAR 2002: The UCONN starting five of (L to R) Swin Cash, Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird, Tamika Williams and Asjha Jones cheer on their substitutions late in the game against the University of Tennessee during their Division 1 Women’s Basketball Semifinal game held at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. UCONN defeated Tennessee 79-56 to advance to the national title game. Max Becherer/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

Some of the greatest women to touch a basketball went to USC and UConn. Players such as Cheryl Miller, Cynthia Cooper-Dyke, Lisa Leslie, Tina Thompson, Pamela McGee, who were all Trojans went on into either the Women’s Hall of Fame or the Naismith Hall of Fame.

The same could be said for the the University of Connecticut with players such as Rebecca Lobo, Kara Wolters, Jennifer Rizzotti, Swin Cash, and future Hall of Famers, Sue Bird, Breanna Stewart, Diana Taurasi, Tina Charles, and Maya Moore.

If you take a look at all the players that went to UConn you can pick any numerous line ups to play against a stack USC lineup in their own right. Huskies legend Sue Bird elected to take her 2001-02 senior class, which featured “I have to pick the starting five from my senior mainly because I think it is one of the best starting fives that UConn had and I think what we did that year speaks for itself,” said Bird. “Those are my people, those were my experience Connecticut with Tameka Williams, Swin Cash, Asjha Jones, Diana Taurasi. That would be my five and I would go to war anybody to be honest with those other four. USC is tough though.”

Bird’s Storm teammate Breanna Stewart, also weighed in saying that her money was on UConn earlier this week.

“It something the really make you think. Obviously, looking at USC and the legends that have been created from that program, and the same with UConn. If that was able to happen, my money is on UConn,” said Stewart. “I got gotta stay with the home team, but it is something that makes you really think about [in terms] of women’s basketball and really the all-time [players] from USC and UConn.”

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Written by Landon Buford

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