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Notes/Quotes from New Years Eve: “The past doesn’t equal the future. If it does, then you live in the past.”

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There’s your last Ollie-ism of 2012. I’m sure there will be plenty more in 2013. With its non-conference schedule in the rearview, UConn looks forward to its first Big East clash — a New Years Day date with Marquette — under Kevin Ollie. The game also marks a homecoming for freshman forward Phil Nolan, who […] [Read More]
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Recapping Kevin Ollie’s contract extension

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If September 13 was Jim Calhoun’s day, then December 29 belonged solely to Kevin Ollie, who was awarded a five-year contract extension through April, 2018. There hasn’t been much good news in UConn athletics lately, and the fanbase can now breathe a sigh of relief: Kevin Ollie is free. He can now begin to truly […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from Washington

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By the way, there was a basketball game played Saturday night at the XL Center. UConn moved to 10-2 with a 61-53 victory over Washington. Here’s what you need to know: *The story was defense for UConn, which held the West Coast Huskies to 29.7 percent shooting from the field. Washington guard C.J. Wilcox, who […] [Read More]
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What They’re Saying: Kevin Ollie’s contract extension

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A few quotes about Kevin Ollie’s five-year contract extension: *Kevin Ollie: “My legs were shaking and everything. It was like the first game I stepped in the XL Center. My legs were shaking because I was excited. I was excited for the moment. I just thought it could never happen for a guy out of […] [Read More]
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Game day and live updates: Washington at UConn

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WHEN: Tonight, 7:30 WHERE: XL Center, Hartford RECORDS: Washington 8-4, UConn 9-2 ON THE AIR: ESPN2 (Bob Picozzi, Bill Raftery) WTIC-1080 AM (Joe D’Ambrosio, Wayne Norman) UP NEXT: Tuesday at Marquette, 8 (ESPNU) WASHINGTON Abdul Gaddy G 6-3 Sr.: 13.3 ppg, 3.8 apg C.J. Wilcox G 6-5 Jr.: 19.6 ppg, 4.5 rpg Scott Suggs G 6-6 Sr.: […] [Read More]
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Ollie earns 5-year extension

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Kevin Ollie is the next UConn men’s basketball coach. This time, the title is permanent. UConn announced Saturday that Ollie, who accepted a seven-month contract on Sept. 13, had received a five-year extension through April, 2018. The deal is worth an excess of $7 million. “We’re going to do things well, and we’re going to […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from Dec. 28: “This is why God created us.”

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UConn visited the Newtown Youth Academy Thursday, and at the request of the town, media was not allowed. Can’t say I blame them. After Friday’s practice, the Huskies spoke about the experience: *Kevin Ollie: “It was something special…all the kids came in, we were signing autographs, kids were smiling, fans were smiling. Then we got […] [Read More]
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Keeping up with the NBA Huskies

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If you’re focused solely on college hoops, you may be a little behind on ex-UConn players in the NBA. We’re here to catch you up. Here’s a list of the ex-Huskies in the big leagues, from best to worst: Kemba Walker, Charlotte Bobcats — Walker has taken an enormous step forward in his second year. […] [Read More]
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Timeline: UConn in 2012

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A look back at the past year in UConn athletics: January 3 — In their second Big East game, the Huskies are dismantled, 75-63, at Seton Hall. The blowout — UConn trailed by as many as 17 — serves as a sign of things to come in a rocky season. January 7 – A 57-game […] [Read More]
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Calhoun named Big East Rookie of Week

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UConn freshman Omar Calhoun was named Big East Rookie of the Week after averaging 19.5 points on 66.6 percent shooting from the field in the Huskies’ two wins this past week. Calhoun, a 6-foot-5 guard, went off for a career-high 22 points against winless Maryland Eastern Shore, and followed that up with a 17-point effort […] [Read More]
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