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Duke vs. UConn in N.J.

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ESPN.com reported Wednesday that UConn and Duke are finalizing a deal for a game to be played at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., shortly before Christmas. This would be another attractive non-conference game for the Huskies, who already have road trips to Stanford and Florida scheduled. [Read More]
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Napier finishes UConn career among the all-time greats

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UConn All-Time Leaders Scoring 1. Chris Smith………….2,145 2. Richard Hamilton…..2,036 3. Tony Hanson………..1,990 4. Shabazz Napier..1,959 5. Ray Allen…………….1,922 Games Played 1. Shabazz Napier…..143 2. Kevin Freeman………..140 3. Niels Giffey ……………139 Steals 1. Scott Burrell…………..310 2. Shabazz Napier…..251 Assists 1. Taliek Brown…………..772 2. Tate George……………677 3. Shabazz Napier…..646 4. Kevin Ollie……………..619 Free Throws Made 1. […] [Read More]
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Lubin to sign LOI with UConn this week

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The national champion UConn Huskies should soon be getting a big addition to their front court in 6-foot-8 forward Rakim Lubin. Lubin committed to the Huskies last September, but had not signed a letter of intent with the Huskies, who defeated Kentucky two weeks ago for their fourth national championship – and first under coach […] [Read More]
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Former Husky Cliff Robinson.

Former Huskies have made almost a billion dollars in the NBA

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In Friday’s Hearst Connecticut newspapers we take a look at the 15 players who have left UConn early for the NBA and how they have fared. The group has made about $778 million in their careers, according to salary numbers from www.basketball-references.com. When you factor in some of the players that have stayed for four […] [Read More]
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Daniel Hamilton excited about UConn, Kevin Ollie and cold weather

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UConn recruit Daniel Hamilton is enjoying the cold weather in New York City this week preparing for the Jordan Brand Classic, which is at 7 p.m. Friday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The 6-foot-7 guard, from St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, Calif., committed to UConn last May and signed a financial-aid […] [Read More]
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NCAA approves rule allowing “unlimited meals” to athletes

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Shabazz Napier will be playing professional basketball next season, but the 2014-15 UConn Huskies won’t need to go on chicken wing runs any longer if they want more food. The NCAA Legislative Council approved a rule Tuesday allowing scholarship athletes and walk-ons to receive unlimited meals and snacks. The previous rule limited athletes to three […] [Read More]
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Mike Aresco (AP)

Rapid Reaction: AAC tournament to Hartford in 2015

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In a somewhat surprising twist, the American Athletic Conference will hold its 2015 men’s basketball tournament in Hartford, according to Neill Ostrout of the Journal-Inquirer. It’s a surprising move for a few reasons: **While in Memphis, AAC commissioner Mike Aresco told me, “We always thought that we might well stay (in Memphis) a second year. […] [Read More]
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Shabazz Napier (AP)

The Case for Shabazz Napier…

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Tribute video for the Huskies, w/ Ollie and Miller dance moves at the end

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A recap of the UConn Huskies Final Four appearance at AT&T Stadium and postgame celebration from YouTube video: [Read More]
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Omar Calhoun, third from left, celebrates with the Huskies Monday night in Arlngton, Texas.

Omar Calhoun: “We’re going to do it again.”

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Two off-season hip surgeries and a season-long sophomore slump were distance memories when Omar Calhoun stood smiling on the court at AT&T Stadium with his UConn teammates celebrating the program’s fourth title since 1999. Calhoun didn’t play in the Final Four, but was that didn’t matter either after UConn’s 60-54 victory over Kentucky. “This is […] [Read More]
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