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UConn picked 17th in AP preseason poll

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The Associated Press released its preseason poll on Friday and UConn was voted 17th. Kentucky is No. 1 followed by Arizona, Wisconsin, Duke and Kansas. The Huskies received 552 total votes and are one of two American Athletic Conference teams in the poll. SMU checks in at No. 22 with 285 votes. Memphis received 15 […] [Read More]
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Tulsa's Frank Haith once recruited guard Rodney Purvis when he was coaching Missouri.

Tulsa’s Haith has high praise for Purvis, Hamilton

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This will be his first season in the American Athletic Conference – and Tulsa’s for that matter, too – but Frank Haith is well versed in the UConn Huskies. Two players expected to make an impact at UConn this season – sophomore guard Rodney Purvis and freshman guard/forward Daniel Hamilton – crossed paths with Haith […] [Read More]
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AAC notes: Boatright honored, but chasing team awards

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A few notes from American Athletic Conference media day Wednesday at the New York Athletic Club: HAPPY, BUT NOT SATISIFIED: Ryan Boatright was not about to get caught up in the preseason hype surrounding the UConn Huskies. The senior point guard was named the conference’s preseason player of the year and the Huskies edged out […] [Read More]
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Ollie, Huskies head to New York for AAC media

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NEW YORK – The national champion UConn Huskies figure to be one of the top teams when the preseason American Athletic Conference poll is released this morning at the New York Athletic club. Either UConn or SMU – coached by Hall of Famer Larry Brown – should be the preseason favorite with Memphis and Cincinnati […] [Read More]
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Calhoun suffers MCL sprain in practice, out at least a week

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Guard Omar Calhoun will be sidelined for at least a week after suffering a MCL sprain in his right knee. The 6-foot-6 junior injured the knee during practice on Sunday and had an MRI on it Monday night. The timetable for Calhoun’s return is uncertain, but he’s expected to sit out at least a week. […] [Read More]
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UConn quick takes: Ollie talks old Big East rivals, Omar Calhoun’s commitment and Phil Nolan’s added size’s

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Some quick hitters off UConn’s practice on Friday: UConn coach Kevin Ollie On how the Huskies are looking: “Guys are working. Guys staying after practice. We got after it a little bit today and they stayed after, so that’s a good sign.” Ollie on UConn agreeing to a two-year series with Georgetown and possibly playing […] [Read More]
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UConn-Georgetown agree to two-year series

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Per UConn press release   The UConn men’s basketball program announced today that the Huskies will renew their on-court rivalry with former Big East Conference colleague Georgetown in a home-and-home series over the next two seasons.   Georgetown is scheduled to come to Connecticut on Jan. 23, 2016, with the Huskies visiting the Verizon Center […] [Read More]
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New Husky Cassell sits with leg injury, says he’ll ‘be ready to go in a week.”

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Sam Cassell Jr. showed off his dance moves Friday night at Gampel Pavilion, but fans will have to wait to see the rest of his abilities. The red-shirt sophomore guard sat out the First Night exhibition game with a left leg contusion that he suffered in practice Thursday at The Werth Family UConn Basketball Championship […] [Read More]
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