Monthly Archive for January, 2013

: January, 2013

UConn 82, Providence 79

PROVIDENCE— Omar Calhoun hit a 3-pointer from the right corner with 40 seconds remaining in overtime to open a 79-76 lead and Shabazz Napier hit three free throws in the closing seconds to preserve a
Categories: General

Halftime: UConn 33, Providence 32

Despite being outrebounded 29-11, UConn took a 33-32 lead into halftime Thursday night at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence. The Huskies converted 9-of-13 field goals to open up a 22-9 advantage,
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Coast 2 Coast Hoops: UConn among teams to reach out to Kendal Harris

Former USC commit Kendal Harris was recently released from scholarship, and UConn was among the many schools to make contact, according to Joey Natale of Coast 2 Coast Hoops. Harris, a 6-foot-4 point
Categories: Recruiting

Gameday and updates: UConn at Providence

Is it fair to dub UConn and Providence a “rivalry”? Well, from 1994 (when Kevin Ollie sunk a game-winning layup) to 2006, the Huskies dominated the series, 16-6. But ever since, the Friars actually
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Notes/Quotes from Jan. 30: “Coach Cooley is going to get that thing turned around”

Highlights from practice on the eve of UConn’s matchup with Providence: *Shabazz Napier is still dealing with the effects of a left shoulder contusion suffered in a loss to Louisville. The injury has
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Adrien posts double-double in first career start

A day late with this, but former UConn forward Jeff Adrien posted his first career double-double — 14 points and 10 boards — in his first NBA start Monday. Adrien, who wrapped up his collegiate
Categories: General, NBA Draft

Boatright dunk nominated for Geico Play of the Year

Ryan Boatright’s alley-oop dunk from Shabazz Napier in UConn’s win over Notre Dame has been nominated for GEICO Play of the Year. The play, which you can watch below, is up against other nominees from
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UConn football commit Fuchs could play hoops

Jordan Fuchs, a highly-touted two-sport star from Christ the King (New York), committed to play football at UConn Monday, according to The New York Post’s Zach Braziller. The 6-foot-7, 215-pound
Categories: Recruiting

Notes/Quotes with Mike Aresco: Big East will “probably” add 12th team, no UConn for this year’s Big East tournament

Big East commissioner Mike Aresco spoke Monday morning at the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce breakfast. Some of the highlights: *It’s been reported that UConn AD Warde Manuel has lobbied for the
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Notes/Quotes from Rutgers: “Best guard conference in the country. It’s not even close.”

Rutgers coach Mike Rice said there was a discussion on the bus ride to Storrs about which conference had the best backcourts. Big East, no contest, Rice insisted. On Sunday, he got a look at one of
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