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ESPN Report: Catholic Seven to leave in 2013, take Big East name

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The seven Catholic Big East schools will form their own league beginning next fall and will retain the Big East name, according to an ESPN Report Thursday. Big East presidents and athletic directors will meet in Atlanta Friday to discuss the terms of the imminent split, multiple outlets reported. Mark Blaudschun of AJerseyGuy.com reported that […] [Read More]
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Dissecting the plays that doomed UConn…

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Here’s what went wrong for UConn in the final minutes of Wednesday’s 79-78 double overtime thriller against Georgetown. FIRST OVERTIME 0:05—After DeAndre Daniels blocks Otto Porter’s turnaround, Ryan Boatright catches the ball with 5.5 seconds remaining. At 2.7, he’s at halfcourt with wide-open Daniels sprinting down the middle of the floor. With 2.2, Daniels is […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from Georgetown: “This was a very, very, very, very emotional game.”

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A lethargic first half turned into the wildest game of UConn’s truly insane season. The Huskies stormed back from a 12-point deficit with 4:36 remaining in regulation. Then Georgetown, trailing 78-71 with 2:03 left in the second overtime, scored eight unanswered points — the final two on an Otto Porter layup with 9.5 seconds remaining […] [Read More]
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Georgetown 79, Uconn 78 (2 OT)

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*** Otto Porter Jr. went coast-to-coast for a layup with eight seconds to complete a miraculous comeback in the second overtime and propel Georgetown to a 79-78 victory Wednesday at Gampel Pavilion. Shabazz Napier, heroic in overtime all year, drilled a clutch 3-pointer in the second extra period to give UConn a 75-71 lead. D’Vauntes […] [Read More]
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Halftime: UConn 22, Georgetown 19

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Despite two combined points from Ryan Boatright and Shabazz Napier, UConn took a 22-19  lead into halftime Wednesday against seventh-ranked Georgetown. In a half played at Georgetown’s pace, the Huskies were able to leak out for a few easy buckets, including Tyler Olander and R.J. Evans layups. The Hoyas, who went 11:02 without a field […] [Read More]
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Gameday and updates: Georgetown at UConn

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A few hours until tip here at Gampel Pavilion. Georgetown, riding a nine-game win streak, vistis UConn for a late-season matchup with conference title implications. The Hoyas (11-3) are in first place; UConn, at 9-5, trails by just two games. Some pertinent links along with rosters and stats for tonight: *Georgetown, Porter up next for […] [Read More]
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Breaking down UConn and Georgetown…

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Georgetown puts its nine-game winning streak on the line Wednesday at Gampel Pavilion. UConn seeks its 20th win — an accomplishment few thought was possible at season’s start — and a third “signature” victory for Kevin Ollie, who has already coached the Huskies to upsets of Michigan State and Syracuse. Here’s what you should look […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from Feb. 26: “They’re the most disciplined team we’ll play”

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UConn hosts Georgetown Wednesday in its final marquee matchup of its postseason-less campaign. Much of Tuesday’s discussion centered on Otto Porter Jr., Georgetown’s do-it-all sophomore forward. Here are some of the highlights: *Kevin Ollie on Porter: “He’s a great player. A typical wing player who can it on the floor, shoot at a high rate […] [Read More]
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A look at Otto Porter Jr…

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The reigning Big East Player of the Week and likely conference Player of the Year pays a visit to Gampel Pavilion Wednesday. Otto Porter Jr., a super-versatile 6-foot-8 sophomore, dropped 33 on Syracuse last Saturday, catapulting the Hoyas to No. 7 in the latest AP poll. For the Hoyas, Wednesday could mark the team’s 10th […] [Read More]
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Report: UConn offers Fairfield Prep’s Chukwu

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Fairfield Prep 7-footer Paschal Chukwu picked up an offer from UConn Saturday, according to Scout.com. A native of Nigeria, Chukwu spent his first two high school seasons at Trinity Catholic, which has produced a few high-majors (Rashamel Jones and Craig Austrie to UConn; Dave McClure to Duke). Chukwu transferred to Fairfield Prep for his junior […] [Read More]
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