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For once, Napier, Huskies falter in the clutch

  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
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Shabazz Napier: The 12 Games of Clutchness

  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
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Notes/Quotes from BU: “If we rebound, I’d put my money on us any night.”

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
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Game report: UConn 77, Boston University 60

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
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Gameday: Boston University at UConn

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
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Notes/Quotes from Detroit: “We’re lethal when we can get everybody running”

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
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UConn 101, Detroit 55

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
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Notes/Quotes from Nov. 13: Fouls, fouls, fouls and DeAndre Daniels

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
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UConn notes/quotes from Nov. 6

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
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Notes/Quotes from Concordia

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
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