UConn Basketball

with Kevin Duffy

Report card: A quality win for the Huskies

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A look at the good, the bad and the ugly from UConn’s 75-64 victory over Dayton Friday afternoon at Coliseo Roberto Clemente. The Huskies will play West Virginia in the championship game at 6:30 p.m. Sunday (ESPN2): WHAT WORKED 1. LEVEL JUMPING: It’s early in the season, but this game had a March Madness feel […] [Read More]
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Pregame chatter: Huskies prepare for mid-major power Dayton

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A few things to look for in UConn’s game this afternoon with Dayton, which tips off at 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2): GRINDING AWAY: Both steams struggled for offense in their opening games. Dayton shot 36.5 percent in its win over Texas A&M while UConn needed a 63.2 percent second-half performance to finish at 44.7 percent. UConn […] [Read More]
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Report card: Huskies grind way to victory, have plenty to work on

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A look at the good, the bad and the ugly from UConn’s 65-57 victory over College of Charleston Thursday in the opening round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Tournament. WHAT WORKED BEND, BUT DON’T BREAK: The Huskies followed a similar path to victory again – start fast, and then lull in the first half, but […] [Read More]
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Pregame chatter: Purvis returns to starting lineup

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Sophomore Rodney Purvis returns to the starting lineup for UConn this afternoon in the Huskies’ game with College of Charleston. Sam Cassell Jr. started against Bryant while Purvis served a one-game suspension for playing in multiple summer leagues. UConn starters G Ryan Boatright, Sr., 6-0 G Rodney Purvis, So., 6-4 F Daniel Hamilton, Fr., 6-7 […] [Read More]
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Game Day: What to look for in the UConn-College of Charleston game

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FAB FIVE A few things to look for in today’s game between UConn and College of Charleston in the opening round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off at Coliseo Roberto Clemente. LEVEL 5 DEFENSE: UConn coach Kevin Ollie likes to talk about his team playing at a championship level, and that starts on defense. Terrence Samuel […] [Read More]
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College of Charleston forward Adjehi Baru works with coach Earl Grant on practice. (Associated Press)

Baru big challenge for Brimah, UConn

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Tim O’Shea called Amida Brimah a future NBA first-round pick following his team’s loss to UConn last week. The Huskies need that compliment from the Bryant head coach to become a reality when they play College of Charleston at 12:30 Thursday afternoon in the opening round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off at Coliseo Roberto Clemente. […] [Read More]
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Purvis ready to go for UConn; Calhoun expected to sit

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Sophomore Rodney Purvis was suspended for UConn’s season opener, but he has an advantage over his Huskies teams going into Thursday’s game against College of Charleston – he’s already played in Puerto Rico. Purvis made the trip to Bayamon, P.R. with North Carolina State two years ago, where the Wolf Pack played two games at […] [Read More]
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Greetings from San Juan! Meet College of Charleston; Huggins doesn’t miss Calhoun

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It’s shoot-around day for the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Tournament at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente. College of Charleston and West Virgina are already done for the day and Boston College is on the floor now (11-11:50 a.m.). The UConn Huskies, who open with CofC at 12:30 Thursday afternoon, take the floor next from 12-12:55 p.m. Head […] [Read More]
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