UConn Senior Night on CPTV!

Release Date: 02/22/2011

The Evening’s Festivities Include the Premiere of the New Documentary A Tribute to the Class of 2011 and the Perennial Matchup of UConn vs. Syracuse

It’s one of the most emotional moments of the UConn basketball season: Senior Night. This is the evening that gives University of Connecticut women’s basketball seniors the opportunity to join their family on the court for a special presentation by Coach Geno Auriemma and offer their official good-bye to the fans before they play their last home game. 

Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) will broadcast an entire evening of UConn programming devoted to the incredible #1-ranked team and its two extraordinary seniors: Maya Moore, one of the greatest players in NCAA history, and Lorin Dixon, the ultra-speedy guard who has provided leadership and spark off the bench throughout her career. CPTV will showcase all the special moments of the evening and offer unique programming on Monday, February 28 starting at 6 p.m.:
 
6 p.m.                           A Tribute to the Class of 2011 – Maya Moore and Lorin Dixon reflect back on their many unforgettable moments over their past four years at UConn, including two NCAA championships and the historic 90-game winning streak. This CPTV Original documentary features interviews with the seniors as well as their teammates; Coach Geno Auriemma; CPTV’s Meghan Culmo and Bob Picozzi; and a variety of coaches from other schools who have coached against Moore and Dixon over the years.  
  
7 p.m. (approx.)            UConn Senior Ceremony – Coach Geno Auriemma takes to Gampel Pavilion’s center court for a special presentation to seniors Maya Moore and Lorin Dixon as an arena full of Husky fans join the celebration.
7:30 p.m.                       UConn vs. Syracuse – Live from Gampel Pavilion in Storrs
9:45 p.m. (approx.)        UConn Women’s Basketball: A Tribute to the Class of 2011 (encore presentation)
11 p.m.                         The Geno Auriemma Show: Special Edition – Taped earlier this month at the Rocky Hill Marriott, head coach Geno Auriemma and players Maya Moore, Tiffany Hayes and Kelly Faris are interviewed by host Meghan Culmo in front of an audience of Husky fans.
 
UConn Women’s Basketball on CPTV is made possible with support from our Founding Partners: Big Y World Class Marketsand Yankee Gas, and additional Signature Sponsors: St.FrancisHospital and Medical Center, New York Life and People’s United Bank.
 
About Connecticut Public Television
CPTV is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN). It is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including UConn Women’s Basketball, original documentaries and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 50,000 to 70,000 households daily. The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network also includes WNPR, an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves over 200,000 listeners weekly in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award-winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show and Where We Live hosted by John Dankosky. Overall, the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports and educational programming to viewers, listeners and readers. For more information, visit www.cptv.org. 
 
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Premieres Monday, February 28 starting at 6 p.m. on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV)
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