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Rich Elliott

Tuck healthy and thriving for UConn

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Breanna Stewart is the reigning National Player of the Year. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis is an All-American. Moriah Jefferson established herself among the nation’s elite point guards during a breakout season a year ago when UConn finished undefeated. The scouting report on 6-foot-2 red-shirt sophomore forward Morgan Tuck was that she was immensely talented, versatile and possessed […] [Read More]
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Tuck, Stewart and Jefferson delivered for UConn at MSG

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Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis was held to six points (3-for-9 FG) in 34 minutes. Kia Nurse finished with a season-low five points (2-for-6) in 25 minutes. Yet, Moriah Jefferson, Breanna Stewart and Morgan Tuck proved plenty capable of collectively taking the lead for UConn today against St. John’s. Tuck finished with a game-high 23 points in a […] [Read More]
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Game report: No. 2 UConn 70, St. John’s 54

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The versatility of UConn sophomore Morgan Tuck continues to be a problem for opponent. It was for St. John’s Sunday. Morgan Tuck had 23 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals to lead No. 2 UConn to a 70-54 victory over St. John’s before 7,419 in the Maggie Dixon Classic at Madison Square Garden. […] [Read More]
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Games vs. former Big East foes now lacks same intensity for UConn

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Games against Notre Dame, DePaul and St. John’s used to carry championship implications for the Huskies. A win (or wins) against these teams during the regular season would move them a step closer to the winning the Big East regular season championship. Conference realignment took care of that. Now these games represent nothing more than […] [Read More]
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When it comes to arenas, MSG right up there for Auriemma

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UConn coach Geno Auriemma has roamed the sideline in a countless number of arenas during his Hall of Fame tenure. There are two, though, that stand above the rest – The Palestra in Philadelphia and Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Huskies are 3-0 at The Palestra. They defeated Saint Joseph’s Dec. 21, […] [Read More]
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Playing in the Maggie Dixon Classic special for Auriemma

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The Huskies are 15-4 all-time playing on Martin Luther King Day. They are 5-2 playing in the Jimmy V Classic, including a 76-58 win at Notre Dame Dec. 6. UConn will be making its second straight appearance – fourth overall – in the Maggie Dixon Classic Sunday when it faces St. John’s at Madison Square […] [Read More]
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UConn adapted, went inside vs. East Carolina

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East Carolina made it clear that it was not going to allow UConn to sit back and launch 3-pointers all game. The Pirates extended their defense and limited the Huskies to season-lows in made 3-pointers (two) and 3-point attempts (six). UConn had been averaging 9.4 3-pointers on 23.9 attempts through the first 11 games. Kaleena […] [Read More]
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Ekmark (foot) made her return at East Carolina

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The wait finally came to an end for freshman guard Courtney Ekmark at East Carolina Wednesday. When she checked into the game with 15:01 left in the second half, it was the first time she had appeared in a game for the Huskies since finishing with three rebounds, two assists and three steals in 19 […] [Read More]
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McCallie discusses end of series, UConn-South Carolina

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Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie suffered her eighth straight loss at the hands of UConn Monday night. They have been by an average of 28.7 points and five of them have been by at least 30. When the teams will again play during the regular season is anybody’s guess right now. McCallie is walking away, […] [Read More]
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UConn’s relentless style of play was too much for Duke

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The honesty exhibited by Duke women’s basketball coach Joanne P. McCallie late Monday night at the XL Center was refreshing. There are coaches who struggle to credit the opponent for their shortcomings in the aftermath of a bitter loss. McCallie had no problem praising the Huskies. The 10th-ranked Blue Devils had been blasted by 31 […] [Read More]
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