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UConn 99, DePaul 78

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A dominant performance on the backboards—coupled with some fine transition play—powered UConn to a 99-78 victory over DePaul in its Big East home opener Tuesday at Gampel Pavilion. Star of the game: Ryan Boatright was superb against DePaul’s press and equally-electric in the halfcourt as he torched DePaul for 22 points on 8-for-16 shooting. DeAndre […] [Read More]
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Halftime: UConn 54, DePaul 34

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In one of its best halves of the season, UConn shot 54 percent from the field and hung 54 points on overmatched DePaul, which entered the break trailing by 20. UConn, outrebounded in all but one game, started with a 20-2 advantage on the glass. Its dominance on the glass — and ability to create […] [Read More]
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Game day and live updates: vs. DePaul, 7 p.m.

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Related: UConn prepares for Melvin-led DePaul WHEN: Tonight, 7 WHERE: Gampel Pavilion RECORDS: DePaul 10-5, 1-1 Big East; UConn 10-3, 0-1 ON THE AIR: SNY (Bob Picozzi, Kara Lawson); WTIC 1080 (Joe D’Ambrosio, Wayne Norman) UP NEXT: Jan. 12 at Notre Dame, 2 (SNY) DePaul Brandon Young G 6-4 Jr.: 16.1 ppg, 4.3 apg Charles McKinney G […] [Read More]
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The ConnCast: Calhoun, Ollie’s extension and…Homeland!

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In this week’s ConnCast, Chris Brodeur and I discuss Jim Calhoun’s post-retirement life and Kevin Ollie’s contract extension (in between my coughing and sneezing). Calhoun touched on a number of topics — his  aspirations for the future and the crumbling of the Big East among them — during an interview with Hearst Connecticut last week. […] [Read More]
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Recruiting Roundup: January 7

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UConn has been off since its New Years Day loss at Marquette, which has given the coaches time to hit the recruiting trail. An updated look at UConn’s targets: 2013 Amida Brimah, C, Miami — The Huskies appear to be in good shape with Brimah, a 6-foot-11 defensive menace with a 7-foot-6 wingspan. This will […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from Jan. 7: “It happens when you’re not rebounding. Somebody is going to get their feelings hurt a little bit.”

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After a six-day layoff, UConn looks to avenge a Big East opening loss to Marquette when it hosts an improved DePaul squad Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Gampel Pavilion. The bizarre ending to the Marquette game is in the rear-view, and Kevin Ollie is no longer concerned with an officiating error that cost the Huskies […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes with Jim Calhoun

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I caught up with Jim Calhoun Thursday afternoon for a story that will run in Hearst Connecticut newspapers on Sunday. Some thoughts from the former Huskies head coach. Much more to come Sunday. *Calhoun said he wouldn’t have fouled Marquette in the late-game situation. He said the strategy backfired on him years ago and he […] [Read More]
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Big East Predictions

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My predictions are below. Let me know if you agree/disagree. 1. Louisville (12-1): Anything less than a Final Four appearance would be a disappointment for the Cards, who return the core — Peyton Siva, Russ Smith, Chane Behanan and Gorgui Dieng — from a squad that reached the national semifinal a year ago. Louisville is […] [Read More]
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