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UConn notebook: Huskies ready for rebounding rematch with Yale, but need Brimah’s help

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The shots are not falling, but UConn has been flexing its muscle on the glass. Last season the Huskies were waxed on the boards against Yale 43-31, but they have been a much stronger rebounding team so far this year. UConn is plus-3.8 in rebounding margin through five games. Sophomore Kentan Facey has led the […] [Read More]
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Boatright’s ankle X-ray negative, day-to-day along with Purvis, Calhoun

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Ryan Boatright sat out UConn’s practice Tuesday with a sprained left ankle and is considered day-to-day. The senior point guard had an X-ray Monday and that came back negative, but he is wearing a walking boot on the foot. Boatright sprained the ankle with just under six minutes to play against Texas on Sunday, then […] [Read More]
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Report card: Huskies show heart, but need to show offense, too

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A look at the good, the bad and the ugly from UConn’s 55-54 loss to Texas Sunday at Gampel Pavilion: WHAT WENT RIGHT 1. CHARGING BACK: If the Huskies have proved anything this season, it’s they know how to mount a comeback in the second half – of course, this one didn’t have a happy […] [Read More]
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Boatright injured in UConn’s last-seconds loss to Texas

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STORRS – Jonthan Holmes buried a 3-pointer with two seconds left to give No. 7 Texas a 55-54 win over No. 24 UConn Sunday afternoon in front of a soldout Gampel Pavilion. Ryan Boatright, who scored 24 points for the Huskies (3-2) sprained his left ankle on the final play and had to be helped […] [Read More]
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Live updates: UConn men vs. Texas

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The No. 7 Texas Longhorns visit the No. 24 Huskies at noon Sunday at Gampel Pavilion. Texas is the first ranked opponent the Huskies have faced this season. Last year, UConn was 10-4 against ranked teams, including 1-1 at Gampel. The Longhorns don’t like to give up points, with opponents averaging just 52.2 per game […] [Read More]
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Sam Cassell Jr., left, and Ryan Boatright need to use UConn's speed and quickness as an advantage Sunday against No. 7 Texas.

Pregame chatter: Purvis to try and play; UConn looks to avoid second straight loss

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UConn returns home to host No. 7 Texas at noon today. (ESPN2). The No. 24 Huskies (3-1) will be playing their first ranked team of the season and trying to avoid back-to-back loses. Guards Rodney Purvis (ankle) and Omar Calhoun (knee) took part in most of the team’s practice on Saturday. Purvis is expected to […] [Read More]
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Calhoun making progress; UConn part of stacked Atlantis’ field

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Omar Calhoun took part in some shooting drills Thursday during practice with UConn, but the junior guard’s status continues to be wait and see. “He did participate in shooting drills, so we are going to take him slowly and see where he’s at,” said UConn coach Kevin Ollie, who did not rule Calhoun out for […] [Read More]
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UConn notebook: Purvis returns to practice; Lubin, Calhoun reinstated

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A quick read on the UConn Huskies, who were scheduled to practice Friday night. UConn (3-1) hosts No. 7 Texas (5-0) at noon Sunday at Gampel Pavilion. The game is expected to be a sellout. UConn coach Kevin Ollie On returning to work following the loss to West Virginia: “I thought they bounced back real […] [Read More]
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No X-rays for Purvis, UConn guard probable for Texas game

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Sophomore guard Rodney Purvis continues to respond positively to treatment and will not have an X-ray on his left ankle, which he injured Sunday night against West Virginia in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Tournament championship game. The team is calling the injury a “left ankle sprain” and Purvis is not expected to practice Thursday. He’s […] [Read More]
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UConn drops to 24th in AP poll; to play in 2016 Maui Invitational

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The UConn Huskies stayed in San Juan for an extra day, but there was plenty of news happening with the program. After suffering its first loss of the seaosn, UConn (3-1) fell from 17th to 24th in the Associated Press poll – Puerto Rico Tip-Off Tournament champ West Virginia entered the poll at No. 21. […] [Read More]
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