April 3, 2010

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -Connie Yori is The Associated Press' women's college basketball coach of the year.

Yori received 28 votes from the 40-member national media panel, well ahead of Connecticut's Geno Auriemma, who had 10.

The Cornhuskers, who were picked sixth in the Big 12 preseason poll, won their first 30 games before falling to Texas A&M in the Big 12 tournament semifinals. Yori then guided Nebraska to its first No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament and a trip to the regional semifinals before a loss to Kentucky.

Nebraska finished 32-2, a remarkable 17 wins better than last season.