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Kevin Ollie (AP)

Rapid Reaction: Ollie signs five-year, $16 million extension

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  The I’s have been dotted and the contract is now official: five years and $16 million, including an annual retention clause, for Kevin Ollie. Two I’s in his signature. No I’s in UConn. As he said last week, two ears on the head coach. Kevin Ollie heard the NBA rumors, and he listened to […] [Read More]
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Kevin Ollie (AP)

Yahoo! Report: Ollie begins contract negotiations, hasn’t ruled out NBA

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Kevin Ollie has started contract negotiations with UConn, according to a report from Yahoo! Sports columnist Adrian Wojnarowski, but hasn’t yet ruled out the NBA. In the Yahoo! story, Wojnarowski writes “Ollie will be willing to listen to NBA suitors, sources said.” Wojnarowski also added that so far, no NBA teams have made formal contact […] [Read More]
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Montrezl Harrell (AP)

Bracket Thoughts: The AAC, The Terrible Seeding, and The Unimportance of Terrible Seeding

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    The NCAA selection committee filled out its bracket like I filled out the math section of the SATs. They blindly guessed…..and then they cheated. The committee cheated one AAC team — SMU — out of the field altogether, and it cheated Louisville out of a No. 1, No. 2 (where they probably belong), […] [Read More]
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Facey cleared by NCAA, will play in 2013

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The eligibility review of UConn freshman Kentan Facey came to a close Friday morning. The NCAA has granted the 6-foot-9 freshman a waiver, allowing him four years of eligibility beginning immediately. Facey broke the news himself, tweeting “UConn compliance staff is dead serious!!!! Thank you lord!!!! @NCAA thank y’all too.” “I am so pleased and […] [Read More]
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Former UConn hero George reportedly took $250K from Villanueva

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Tate George might be a hero among UConn basketball fans, but a very different picture appears to be emerging of the former Husky star that made the famous 1990 buzzer-beater shot in the NCAA Tournament against Clemson. Per the Associated Press story: TRENTON, N.J. — A former NBA player best known for his 1990 NCAA […] [Read More]
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Source: Bridgeport to host UConn/Eastern Washington

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  The UConn men’s basketball team released venues for its schedule Thursday afternoon, and there’s still one TBA remaining. A source told The Connecticut Post’s Rich Elliott that the TBA will indeed be at the WBA. The UConn men will host Eastern Washington at Bridgeport’s Webster Bank Arena on Dec. 28, and the UConn women […] [Read More]
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A look at UConn’s schedule…

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Quick thoughts on UConn’s schedule: *New Year’s Eve in Houston this year. Slightly better than Milwaukee last season. *The Huskies get Memphis and Louisville back-to-back on Jan. 16 and 18. Two of the season’s biggest games in three days. *Plenty of TV exposure despite the conference affiliation. UConn gets 12 guaranteed games on either ESPN […] [Read More]
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Incoming freshman Terrence Samuel cleared, will play in 2013-14

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UConn commit Terrence Samuel was cleared Wednesday and can enroll for the upcoming fall semester, a source told Hearst Connecticut. Samuel, a physical 6-foot-4 point guard, missed the entire summer while taking an additional high school course. He has apparently satisfied the enrollment requirements and will be on-campus next week for the beginning of the […] [Read More]
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UConn opens 2K Sports Classic with Detroit, Boston University

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UConn’s non-conference schedule continues to take shape. On Tuesday, the school announced that the Huskies will open the 2K Sports Classic with home games against Detroit and Boston University. Detroit visits Connecticut on Nov. 14 while BU comes to town on Nov. 17. The locations of both games have yet to be announced. Boston University […] [Read More]
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Report: Facey, Samuel have eligibility issues

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Incoming freshman Amida Brimah appears ready for next season. His classmates — Kentan Facey and Terrence Samuel — may not be. Speaking at his charity golf tournament in Glastonbury, UConn coach Kevin Ollie told The Hartford Courant there were “eligibility issues” with top recruit Kentan Facey, who moved from Jamaica to Long Island three years […] [Read More]
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