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Author: Kevin Duffy

Montrezl Harrell (AP)

Bracket Thoughts: The AAC, The Terrible Seeding, and The Unimportance of Terrible Seeding

    The NCAA selection committee filled out its bracket like I filled out the math section of the SATs. They blindly guessed…..and then they cheated. The committee cheated one AAC team —
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Josh Pastner (AP)

Thursday taught us a bit about UConn, a lot about Memphis

  MEMPHIS — There was Niels Giffey burying a three, UConn’s fourth of the first half, which led to a Josh Pastner timeout and a few Husky chest-bumps. Two possessions later, there was Giffey
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Video: Shabazz Napier wins AAC Player of the Year

) Shabazz Napier won the AAC Player of the Year award Wednesday, becoming the first Husky to take league POY honors since Hasheem Thabeet in 2008-09. That year, Thabeet shared the award with Pitt’s
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Amida Brimah (AP)

The family legacy of Amida Brimah

I caught up with Amida Brimah Friday to discuss something outside of hoops: His family back in Ghana. In 2001, an uncle penned a book, “A Migrant African Chief,” that chronicles the deep history of
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Sean Kilpatrick (AP)

The AAC Player of the Year Race: Statistically, it can’t get much closer

Before we dissect the phenomenal seasons of Shabazz Napier, Russ Smith and Sean Kilpatrick, let’s start with some facts about conference player of the year. As it turns out, the theory that that the
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Jeremy Lamb (AP)

Two years later: How stacked was that 2011-12 team?

The two-year rule states that one cannot accurately assess the talent on a given roster without waiting at least two years for the raw ability of certain players to blossom. The two-year rule was
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Warde Manuel (AP)

UConn AD Manuel refutes reports of candidacy for Virginia Tech job

  UConn athletic director Warde Manuel issued a statement Wednesday afternoon refuting reports that linked him to the soon-to-be vacant Virginia Tech AD job. It had been reported on
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Kevin Ollie (AP)

Reaction: Ollie ejected as UConn falls to Louisville

  Very rarely does someone lose it like Kevin Ollie did Saturday night at Gampel. Rather than overreacting in the moment, I spent the ride home pondering Ollie’s ejection and UConn’s loss. I
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Rapid Reaction: UConn loses at SMU, drops second straight

  I didn’t make the trip to Texas, but our beat writer Bill Paxton (@wspaxton) was down at Moody Colesium this afternoon. Some quick thoughts after watching from that bizarre ESPNU TV angle:
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Danrad Knowles (AP)

UConn-Houston, Take II

Did anyone else wake up this morning and think, “What the hell happened last night?” I guess that’s a normal thing to say after New Year’s Eve. Or after UConn goes to Houston and sleepwalks through
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