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For once, Napier, Huskies falter in the clutch

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  HARTFORD — Six times a game-on-the-line, add-to-the-legacy Shabazz Napier shot clanked off the rim. Each one felt a little weirder than the previous. After he missed the first, after the second, even after the third, you still thought that one was going to drop. One was all UConn needed. In the final 10 seconds, […] [Read More]
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Shabazz Napier: The 12 Games of Clutchness

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  By now, you’ve probably seen the above video. At some point today, you’ve probably heard someone proclaim Shabazz Napier as the greatest late-game performer in UConn’s history. Here are the 12 games that serve as proof: (also, great job by Daily Campus reporter Tim Fontenault capturing the video of Napier’s buzzer-beater from press row). […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from BU: “If we rebound, I’d put my money on us any night.”

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DeAndre Daniels was the only Husky struggling offensively through three games. The remedy:  A little BU zone. Boston University’s 2-3 left the middle open, and Daniels capitalized. Most of his damage was done from the high post, but Daniels also hit a 3-pointer and threw down a viscous dunk on a dish from Shabazz Napier. […] [Read More]
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Game report: UConn 77, Boston University 60

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STORRS – UConn watched an early 17-point lead slip away Sunday afternoon, but after Boston University cooled down and the Huskies sharpened up, they left Gampel Pavilion with a 77-60 victory. Star of the game: DeAndre Daniels scored six of UConn’s first eight points and kept rolling, tallying 24 points in 33 minutes. Daniels killed […] [Read More]
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Gameday: Boston University at UConn

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After blocking 14 shots in three games, UConn freshman Amida Brimah has established himself as a game-changer on the defensive end. Here’s the story of his recruitment (he picked UConn over South Carolina, La Salle and Florida International) and some info on Sunday’s matchup with BU. Boston University at No. 19 UConn men WHEN: Sunday, […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from Detroit: “We’re lethal when we can get everybody running”

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Lots of points from lots of players Thursday. UConn scored 101 and got six players into double-figures, a rare achievement in college hoops. Niels Giffey was his usual Jesus Shuttleworth self, Omar Calhoun quietly led the Huskies with 17, Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright both flirted with triple-doubles, Amida Brimah swatted four shots in 14 […] [Read More]
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UConn 101, Detroit 55

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STORRS — Trailing early, UConn finished the first half on a 35-9 run and kept rolling in the second, hammering Detroit 101-55 Thursday at Gampel Pavilion. The Huskies shot 57  percent from the floor and connected on 11-of-19 3-pointers. Star of the game: Take your pick. Both Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright were chasing triple-doubles, […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from Nov. 13: Fouls, fouls, fouls and DeAndre Daniels

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College basketball fans can’t complain too much (after all, Tuesday’s Champions Classic was awesome), but the new hand-check rules have made for some ugly basketball in the opening week. UConn has committed 45 fouls through two games, which seems like a lot. It could be worse, though. Consider: Georgetown and Oregon treated a Military Base […] [Read More]
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UConn notes/quotes from Nov. 6

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Kevin Ollie has played with more NBA players than I care to count (although someday soon I will count, because now I’m suddenly curious). Anyway, after Wednesday’s practice, Ollie heaped praise on Shabazz Napier when he said, “I’ve been around probably one guard that’s had better basketball IQ than him, and that’s Andre Miller when […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from Concordia

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First note the jerseys. Ridiculously yellow. Then note the opponent. Ridiculously overmatched. You can’t draw much any exhibition game, let alone a scrimmage against a Division III opponent that went 4-21 a year ago. So keep that in mind when you read my take: *It seems to me that Kevin Ollie loves Terrence Samuel. I’m […] [Read More]
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