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Boatright Suspended Six Games

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After weeks of deliberation, the NCAA has made a ruling on the eligibility of UConn guard Ryan Boatright. On Friday night, UConn learned that Boatright will face a six-game suspension for receiving improper benefits. He’s already sat out three games, which means he’ll sit three more (Coppin State on Sunday and then the first two […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from Maine: “We seem to have the ability to take the air out of the building”

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Three games, three duds from the Huskies. At least that’s what Jim Calhoun will tell you. “We seem to have the ability to take the air out of the building,” Calhoun said. Yes, the first half was lethargic, but, as you’d expect, UConn handled Maine with ease. It took a random Jim Calhoun timeout (he […] [Read More]
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Gameday: Maine

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WHEN: Tonight, 7 WHERE: XL Center RECORDS: Maine 1-0, UConn 2-0 ON THE AIR: SNY UP NEXT: Sunday vs. Coppin State, XL Center, 1 p.m. UCONN Shabazz Napier G 6-0 So.: Shooting 59 percent from field Jeremy Lamb G 6-5 So.: Leads team with 25 ppg Roscoe Smith F 6-8 So.: 8p, 7r vs. Columbia […] [Read More]
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Kemba Denies Being Present for Nightclub Shooting

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Kemba Walker denied reports that he was at a New York City nightclub where a fatal shooting occurred early Tuesday morning. According to a story in the Washington Post, Walker was one of several NBA players present. The report indicated that John Wall, Carlos Boozer, Russell Westbrook and Chris Duhon were also there. On Wednesday […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from Wagner: Oriakhi says “Guys are Being a Little Selfish”

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UConn survived 40 minutes of Hurley ball — scratching, clawing, grabbing, bumping, slapping, committing 28 personal fouls, etc. — and advanced to 2-0. Wagner, coached by Dan and Bob Hurley, was like an annoying bug in your car. Just when you (UConn) thought the bug exited through the window, it re-appeared, flew in your face […] [Read More]
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Breaking down Wagner

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Wagner at No. 4 UConn men WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Gampel Pavilion, Storrs RECORDS: Wagner 1-0, UConn 1-0 ON THE AIR: SNY UP NEXT: Thursday vs. Maine, Gampel Pavilion, 7 WAGNER Tyler Murray, G, 6-5, senior: Averaged 16.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists last season. Latif Rivers, G, 6-1, sophomore: Scored 13.9 points per and made NEC All-Rookie team. […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from Columbia

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Nothing ground-breaking, but here’s what I took away from the 70-57 win over Columbia: Jeremy Lamb is going to be a legit star. He does things so effortlessly, and is a very underrated athlete. “Here’s how good he is: I had no idea he had 30,” said Columbia coach Kyle Smith. “I knew he played […] [Read More]
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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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