UConn Basketball

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UConn returns to work, prepares for final exhibition game

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A quick read on the UConn Huskies after Friday’s practice at the Werth Family UConn Basketball Champions Center. The Huskies host Assumption at noon Sunday at the XL Center in their second and final exhibition game. The season opens Nov. 14 against Bryant at Gampel Pavilion (7 p.m.)” UConn coach Kevin Ollie On if he […] [Read More]
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UCONN REPORT CARD: Big men attack the glass, shooters miss mark in opener

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A look at the good, the bad and the ugly for UConn from Tuesday night’s 70-62 exhibition win over Southern Connecticut State at Gampel Pavilion: WHAT WORKED 1. GLASS EATERS: Last year SCSU outrebounded the Huskies 48-43, but this time around UConn dominated there, 55-38. The long, lanky arms of freshman Daniel Hamilton (nine rebounds) […] [Read More]
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AAC reaffirms commitment to full cost of attendance and supports conceptual reforms proposed under autonomy governance structure

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The American Athletic Conference presidents and directors of athletics have issued the following statement regarding the NCAA Division I governance structure following today’s business meeting in Orlando: “The American Athletic Conference strongly supports initiatives that contribute to the health, welfare, and enhanced college experience of our student-athletes. We look forward to evaluating the proposed autonomous […] [Read More]
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UConn warming up for SCSU exhibition

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The UConn Huskies are in the midst of their shootaround (it’s about 3 p.m.) for tonight’s game against Southern Connecticut State at 7 p.m. at Gampel Pavilion. Walked into GP with Ryan Boatright this afternoon and the UConn guard said he’s just glad to be playing someone other than his teammates. Multiple New England colleges […] [Read More]
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Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin

Cincy’s Cronin high on Cassell; enjoys UConn rivalry

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While most of the off-season buzz has surrounded UConn newcomers Rodney Purvis and Daniel Hamilton, Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin says keep an eye on 22-year-old sophomore guard Sam Cassell Jr. “I’ve only heard things (about the other two players), but I can tell you I’ve seen Sam Cassell play,” said Cronin, at last week’s AAC […] [Read More]
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UConn picked 17th in AP preseason poll

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The Associated Press released its preseason poll on Friday and UConn was voted 17th. Kentucky is No. 1 followed by Arizona, Wisconsin, Duke and Kansas. The Huskies received 552 total votes and are one of two American Athletic Conference teams in the poll. SMU checks in at No. 22 with 285 votes. Memphis received 15 […] [Read More]
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Tulsa's Frank Haith once recruited guard Rodney Purvis when he was coaching Missouri.

Tulsa’s Haith has high praise for Purvis, Hamilton

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This will be his first season in the American Athletic Conference – and Tulsa’s for that matter, too – but Frank Haith is well versed in the UConn Huskies. Two players expected to make an impact at UConn this season – sophomore guard Rodney Purvis and freshman guard/forward Daniel Hamilton – crossed paths with Haith […] [Read More]
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AAC notes: Boatright honored, but chasing team awards

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A few notes from American Athletic Conference media day Wednesday at the New York Athletic Club: HAPPY, BUT NOT SATISIFIED: Ryan Boatright was not about to get caught up in the preseason hype surrounding the UConn Huskies. The senior point guard was named the conference’s preseason player of the year and the Huskies edged out […] [Read More]
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