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Gameday and Live Updates: Harvard at UConn

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WHAT TO WATCH Through seven games, Harvard ranks 10th in the nation in 3-point field goal percentage (43.2 %)…After a 15-point outburst versus Stony Brook, Niels Giffey has scored just two points in 49 minutes over the past two games…Enosch Wolf is 17-for-25 from the field (68 percent) thus far. There’s a chance Wolf (or […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes: Rebounding is 70% effort

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That’s according to Niels Giffey, who estimated rebounding — a glaring weakness for the Huskies — is 70 percent effort and 30 percent “in the weight room” (and genetics). “You have to be honest with yourself that sometimes it just comes down to hustle plays,” Giffey said. No one can dispute that effort — with […] [Read More]
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The effect of Kevin Ollie’s one-year contract on recruiting

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Kevin Ollie’s one-year contract has been a hot topic — nationally and locally — over the past few days. There seems to be a push within the UConn fanbase for a long-term deal, which would presumably help on the recruiting front. Between Ollie’s uncertainty and the deteriorating Big East, it must be awfully difficult for […] [Read More]
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Ollie is the right fit, but how about Pasqualoni?

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NEW YORK — The UConn fanbase wants one coach canned and another extended for the next half-decade. Right now, the Husky faithful is 0-for-2. Despite public outcry, Paul Pasqualoni, on the heels of a second consecutive 5-7 season, will be retained for a third year, the Hartford Courant reported Tuesday morning. And despite the opposite […] [Read More]
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N.C. State 69, UConn 65

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NEW Y ORK — The first 20 minutes on the world’s grandest basketball stage belonged to Shabazz Napier. Unfortunately for UConn, the final 20 — and a hard-fought 69-65 victory in Tuesday night’s Jimmy V Classic — was all Richard Howell. N.C. State’s broad-shouldered 6-foot-8, 257-pound forward plowed through the Huskies’ interior throughout the second […] [Read More]
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Halftime: N.C. State, 32, UConn 31

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NEW Y ORK — Shabazz Napier scored 15 points in the first half — including 10 in the first five minutes — to pace UConn Tuesday night versus N.C. State. The Huskies (6-1) led for most of the first half, but fell behind 32-31 on a last-second runner from Wolfpack guard Lorenzo Brown. Napier, who […] [Read More]
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Live updates: UConn vs. No. 25 N.C. State

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WHEN: Today, 9 p.m. WHERE: Madison Square Garden WHAT: Jimmy V Classic RECORDS: N.C. State 4-2, UConn 6-1 ON THE AIR: ESPN (Dan Shulman, Bob Knight, Dick Vitale, Andy Katz) EVANS A GO: Redshirt senior guard R.J. Evans, who gave the Huskies six points per game and immeasurable leadership before suffering a sternalclavicular sprain on […] [Read More]
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Gameday: UConn vs. No. 25 N.C. State

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Some pregame notes for UConn’s clash with No. 25 N.C. State. EVANS A GO: Redshirt senior guard R.J. Evans, who gave the Huskies six points per game and immeasurable leadership before suffering a sternalclavicular sprain on Thanksgiving, will play tonight, according to a UConn spokesperson. His presence gives UConn another body — a fullback-sized one, […] [Read More]
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