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It’s Gameday…

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The quest for a repeat begins tonight at 7 p.m. against Columbia. And, at about 6:59, UConn’s 2011 National Championship banner will be unveiled on the Gampel Pavilion wall. Though this team is ranked No. 4 in the country, it’s going to have a very difficult time duplicating the magic that the 2011 squad captured […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes: Nov. 9

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The season opener against Columbia — and the unveiling of the 2011 National Championship banner — is two days away. Here are some noteworthy items from Wednesday’s practice: Coach Jim Calhoun said the starting line-up for the opener will be Shabazz Napier, Jeremy Lamb, Roscoe Smith, Tyler Olander and Alex Oriakhi. Andre Drummond, who we […] [Read More]
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UPick, UConn

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Clever, right? I copied it from “UPick, Nicktoons,” the old Nickelodeon show that allowed users to vote on Rugrats, Doug, Rocco’s Modern Life, CatDog or The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo (my personal favorite). I apologize if you have no idea what I’m talking about. Anyway, here are some preseason questions about UConn men’s basketball. […] [Read More]
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Three Huskies on Naismith Watch

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UConn’s  Andre Drummond, Jeremy Lamb and Alex Oriakhi were three of 50 players placed on the Naismith Watch Monday. UConn is one of three schools with three players nominated (Ohio State and Vanderbilt were the others). North Carolina and Kentucky, the top two teams in each preseason poll, has four players on the list. Drummond […] [Read More]
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Thoughts from CW Post

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As a writer, one of the most difficult — and most vital — tasks is to capture live action in words. A short disclaimer: When it comes to Andre Drummond, I’ll try my best. It’s going to be awfully tough. Two exhibition games down, I won’t say Drummond is the best player on the team. […] [Read More]
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Freeman joins UConn men’s staff

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Another former player has joined the UConn men’s basketball coaching staff. Kevin Freeman, the power forward on the 1999 National Champion Huskies, was added as the Assistant Director of Men’s Basketball Administration. Here’s the release from UConn: STORRS, Conn (November 5, 2011)– Kevin Freeman has been named to the position of Assistant Director of Men’s […] [Read More]
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Leitao hires Marshall, drafts Okwandu

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There’s going to be at least three UConn fans in Portland, Maine this winter. On Thursday, Donyell Marshall was hired as an assistant coach with the NBDL’s Maine Red Claws, a team coached by former UConn assistant Dave Leitao. The Portland Press Herald had the report. Following a college career that ended with an All-American […] [Read More]
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Thoughts from the AIC exhibition

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Before we get into the analysis of this game, let’s keep it all in perspective: This was AIC. It’s tallest player was 6-foot-8. No matter how poorly UConn played (and the Huskies did struggle at times), this wasn’t going to be close. With that out of the way, here’s what stuck out to me. – […] [Read More]
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Boatright out for Wednesday’s exhibition

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Andre Drummond may play in tonight’s exhibition versus AIC, but freshman guard Ryan Boatright won’t. Here’s the full release from the school: University of Connecticut men’s basketball freshman Ryan Boatright will be held out of intercollegiate competition while the school works cooperatively with the NCAA in a review of his eligibility, a review that is […] [Read More]
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Drummond may play Wednesday vs. AIC

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Some highlights from Tuesday’s media availability: There’s a chance Andre Drummond will play in Wednesday’s exhibition game versus Division II American International (7:30, Gampel Pavilion). Drummond (broken nose/concussion suffered on Friday) has been cleared to play with a mask. He’ll pick it up at noon Wednesday and see how it feels in the shootaround. Chances […] [Read More]
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