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Pregame chatter: Purvis returns to starting lineup

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Sophomore Rodney Purvis returns to the starting lineup for UConn this afternoon in the Huskies’ game with College of Charleston. Sam Cassell Jr. started against Bryant while Purvis served a one-game suspension for playing in multiple summer leagues. UConn starters G Ryan Boatright, Sr., 6-0 G Rodney Purvis, So., 6-4 F Daniel Hamilton, Fr., 6-7 […] [Read More]
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Game Day: What to look for in the UConn-College of Charleston game

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FAB FIVE A few things to look for in today’s game between UConn and College of Charleston in the opening round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off at Coliseo Roberto Clemente. LEVEL 5 DEFENSE: UConn coach Kevin Ollie likes to talk about his team playing at a championship level, and that starts on defense. Terrence Samuel […] [Read More]
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College of Charleston forward Adjehi Baru works with coach Earl Grant on practice. (Associated Press)

Baru big challenge for Brimah, UConn

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Tim O’Shea called Amida Brimah a future NBA first-round pick following his team’s loss to UConn last week. The Huskies need that compliment from the Bryant head coach to become a reality when they play College of Charleston at 12:30 Thursday afternoon in the opening round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off at Coliseo Roberto Clemente. […] [Read More]
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Purvis ready to go for UConn; Calhoun expected to sit

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Sophomore Rodney Purvis was suspended for UConn’s season opener, but he has an advantage over his Huskies teams going into Thursday’s game against College of Charleston – he’s already played in Puerto Rico. Purvis made the trip to Bayamon, P.R. with North Carolina State two years ago, where the Wolf Pack played two games at […] [Read More]
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Greetings from San Juan! Meet College of Charleston; Huggins doesn’t miss Calhoun

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It’s shoot-around day for the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Tournament at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente. College of Charleston and West Virgina are already done for the day and Boston College is on the floor now (11-11:50 a.m.). The UConn Huskies, who open with CofC at 12:30 Thursday afternoon, take the floor next from 12-12:55 p.m. Head […] [Read More]
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UConn receives Letters of Intent from Adams, Enoch

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Per a UConn press release: The UConn men’s basketball program has received signed Letters of Intent from two incoming student-athletes, guard Jalen Adams and forward Steve Enoch. Adams is a 6-2 guard from Roxbury, Mass., who currently attends Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H., while Enoch is a 6-10 forward from Norwalk,  who currently attends St. […] [Read More]
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Report Card: UConn uses strong second half to win opener

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A look at the good, the bad and the ugly from UConn’s season-opening win over Bryant, 66-53, at gapel Pavilion: WHAT WORKED THE SECOND HALF – UConn didn’t let a rough first half bring it down. The Huskies went back to basics – playing good defense – and things turned around. UConn shot 63.6 percent […] [Read More]
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UCon warm ups: 5 things to watch tonight vs. Bryant

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FAB FIVE Five things to watch in tonight’s UConn-Bryant game at Gampel Pavilion (7 p.m., SNY): 1. ALL HANDS ON DECK: Minus Rodney Purvis (one-game suspension) and Omar Calhoun (knee) the Huskies will be a little thin in the backcourt. Sam Cassell Jr. and Terrence Samuel should see plenty of time with Ryan Boatright. 2. […] [Read More]
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Quick read from UConn’s practice

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The UConn Huskies practiced Thursday afternoon at Gampel Pavilion – they have been using primarily the Werth Family UConn Basketball Champions Center – in preparation for their season-opening game there Friday night against Bryant. Guard Omar Calhoun (knee) is expected to miss the opener due to injury, while guard Rodney Purvis will be sitting out […] [Read More]
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Purvis suspended one game; Mack picks VCU

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A busy day for UConn basketball news and I’m not even in Storrs yet. Sophomore guard Rodney Purvis will not be in the lineup for the Huskies tomorrow night in the opener against Bryant due to a one-game suspension handed down by the NCAA for playing in too many summer leagues. The school announced in […] [Read More]
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