UConn Basketball

with Kevin Duffy

Halftime: UConn 57, Fordham 28

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Ryan Boatright scored 20 points and dished out seven assists in the first half as UConn took a 57-28 lead into the locker room Friday versus Fordham. Two Boatright free throws with 10:22 remaining put UConn ahead 26-15, and an R.J. Evans 3-pointer — his first of the year — opened up a 14-point advantage […] [Read More]
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Gameday: Fordham at UConn

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A few quick links before we get into rosters and stats for tonight’s UConn vs. Fordham clash: *Omar Calhoun has been superb against weak competition (13 points per game, 4.4 rebounds per game, 56 % FG vs. low/mid majors) and not-so-great against major conference opponents (4 points, 2.6 rebounds, 14.3 % FG). Check out his […] [Read More]
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Recruiting Roundup: Dec. 21

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All has been quiet on the recruiting front in the past few months. UConn is still stuck on two — Kentan Facey and Terrence Samuel — for the class of 2013. It seems likely, though, that the Huskies will add one more big man and possibly another guard before the class is complete. Here’s a […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Recruiting

We Were Only Freshmen…

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Omar Calhoun was hyped up in the preseason by a writer or two. So far, the 6-foot-5 freshman has been impressive against lesser competition (22 points vs. Maryland Eastern Shore) and not-so-hot against top-end teams (6 points against Michigan State and N.C. State combined). Is that disparity normal for freshmen? Let’s look at Omar Calhoun […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from Dec. 20: “I kind of came to terms with no matter what we do, it’s not going to be in our hands.”

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If nothing else, you can count on Shabazz Napier to share an opinion or two. Early in the season, the Huskies insisted that they were playing this season for Kevin Ollie, whose contract expires in April. Ten games in, it seems as though Ollie has positioned himself for an extension. So what’s the holdup? UConn […] [Read More]
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Newtown reaction across college basketball world

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Five days after the most heinous act of violence in recent U.S. history, several college basketball coaches have expressed their concern with current gun laws. I agree wholeheartedly, and my thoughts can be found here. Here are some statements from coaches who have decided to speak out: *Jim Boeheim, Syracuse (via New York Daily News): […] [Read More]
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My thoughts on Newtown

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I’ve wanted to write something since Saturday. I just didn’t feel it was appropriate. Maybe it’s human nature to personalize things. Maybe the advent of social media has simply provided an outlet for our self-absorption. I live about 15-20 minutes from the school. I’ve known Newtown my whole life — dating back to travel team […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from UMES: “We’re going to continue to not just have moments, but have a movement where we can stop this violence.”

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UConn paid tribute to the 26 Sandy Hook elementary victims with a moment of silence before Monday’s game versus Maryland Eastern Shore. The players and cheerleaders — some holding candles — stood in a circle around the XL center midcourt logo during the national anthem. Each Husky had a “SH” (for Sandy Hook) embroidered on […] [Read More]
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