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Huskies open with Charleston at PR Jam

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UConn will open the Puerto Rico Jam against College of Charleston at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 20 in the  Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San  Juan, Puerto Rico. The Huskies also have Texas A&M and Elite 8 participant Dayton in their half of the bracket. The other bracket consists of Boston College vs. New Mexico and West […] [Read More]
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Allen, Walker, Napier among players expected at Calhoun All-Star Game

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UConn coach Kevin Ollie might be in retirement from playing, but plenty of star power is expected to take part in the Jim Calhoun Celebrity Classic Charity All-Star Game on Aug. 8 at Mohegan Sun. Among the players expected to play in the Hall of Fame coach’s event are Ray Allen, Kemba Walker and Miami […] [Read More]
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Will Jackson switches to Georgia, UConn to play Yale Dec. 5

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The recruiting shuffle continues at UConn with guard Will Jackson announcing Monday that he has decided to decommitted from the Huskies and instead plans to attend Georgia in 2015, according to multiple Twitter reports. UConn lost another early guard commitment when Prince Ali announced he was reopening his recruitment at the end of May. Kevin […] [Read More]
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Jalen Adams heading to UConn

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UConn basketball already found success with one guard from Roxbury, Mass., so why not try another one? Jalen Adams verbally committed Monday morning to attend UConn in 2015.  A call placed to Adams’ AAU coach Vin Pastore was not returned for comment. Adams later tweeted: “I Have Officially Decided That I Will Continue To Pursue […] [Read More]
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Heat’s Riley picks a winner in Napier

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A look at Pat Riley’s 1 a.m. press conference to discuss drafting UConn guard Shabazz Napier with the 24th overall pick. The Miami Heat traded up two spots – giving up the 26th pick, two second-round picks (one next year) and cash to take Napier. Here’s the link to Riley’s press conference transcript on the […] [Read More]
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Napier downplays Heat talk, humbled to be part of NBA Draft

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A few quick quotes from Shabazz Napier at Wednesday’s pre-NBA Draft media session at the Westin Hotel in New York City. Napier said he worked out for about 10 teams, including his home state Boston Celtics, but not the New York Knicks or New York Nets. On being in NYC for the draft: “I’m definitely […] [Read More]
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Miami Heat want Shabazz Napier

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The Miami Heat has its sights set on former UConn point guard Shabazz Napier for Thursday’s NBA draft. ESPN reports that Heat president Pat Riley Likes Napier because he is fond of “four-year players who can come in and contribute right away.” “Right after the NBA Finals, Riley flew out to work out Napier, a […] [Read More]
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Ollie has UConn flying straight again

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CROMWELL – Kevin Ollie’s tee shot off No. 10 might have sailed right of the fairway Wednesday morning at TPC River Highlands, but golf is not the reason why University of Connecticut is paying him a lot of money. Ollie’s day job with the Huskies could not be going any smoother after leading UConn to […] [Read More]
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Tickets for Dec. 18 vs. Duke on sale Friday

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From the UConn athletic department: The Duke Blue Devils will face the National Champion UConn Huskies December 18th at IZOD Center (Meadowlands Sports Complex) in East Rutherford, N.J.  Game time is 8:00 pm (ET). UConn and Duke have met just nine times on the basketball court with Duke leading the series 5-4, but the Huskies […] [Read More]
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UConn notebook: Ollie’s mom doing well, SMU game headed for GameDay

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A few news and notes items after catching up with UConn coach Kevin Ollie Tuesday night at Franciscan Life Center Sports Banquet at the Aqua Turf in Southington: A NICE SURPRISE: Ollie attend the banquet – where he received the St. Francis Award – with his mother, Dorothy, who is recovering from surgery for Stage […] [Read More]
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