UConn Basketball

with Kevin Duffy

UConn 81, DePaul 69

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ROSEMONT, ILL.—UConn shot a blistering 60 percent from the field as it turned a back-and-forth battle into an 81-69 rout of DePaul Saturday at Allstate Arena. STAR OF THE GAME: Shabazz Napier scored 28 points — one off his career-high — and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds. The three guards— Napier, Ryan Boatright and Omar […] [Read More]
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Halftime: DePaul 37, UConn 34

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Brandon Young converted a 3-point play with 6.8 seconds remaining in the first half and DePaul took a 37-34 lead into the break. Cleveland Melvin had 10 points to pace the Blue Demons, who administered a 12-0 run to take a 34-29 lead. Ryan Boatright, who scored 12 points in the first half, stopped the […] [Read More]
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Report: ESPN matches offer for Big East TV rights

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It appears as though Big East basketball will keep being broadcast on ESPN. ESPN spokesperson Mike Soltys posted on Twitter Saturday morning, “ESPN has matched an offer for the Big East and we look forward to continuing our relationship.” The initial offer from NBC Sports was worth an estimated $20 million annually, according to the […] [Read More]
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Gameday and updates: UConn at DePaul

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I caught up briefly with an NBA Scout in the pregame to discuss UConn’s pro prospects. In recent weeks, I’ve come around to the idea of Shabazz Napier declaring for the NBA Draft this year. This particular scout pegged Napier as a possible second-rounder, but said he sees him as a “D-League guy.” The scout […] [Read More]
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