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New Mexico 66, UConn 60

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ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS — After winning three nail-biters in  the first two weeks of the season, UConn finally was outplayed down the stretch. New Mexico, which trailed 55-53 with 2:23 remaining, went on a 9-0 run to K.O. the Huskies and hand them a 66-60 defeat in Monday’s Paradise Jam championship. UConn, which […] [Read More]
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Halftime: New Mexico 30, UConn 27

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UConn enters halftime of the Paradise Jam championship facing a 30-27 deficit against New Mexico. Both teams were involved in emotional, back-and-forth wins last night, so the sloppiness — the teams combined for 15 turnovers before either reached 15 points — isn’t too surprising. Freshman shooting guard Omar Calhoun has a team-high eight points and […] [Read More]
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Live updates: UConn vs. New Mexico in Paradise Jam final

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Once again, join Kevin Duffy who will be Tweeting live updates from St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands for the championship of the Paradise Jam: UConn vs. New Mexico. Tipoff is approximately 10 p.m. [Read More]
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Tonight’s opponent: New Mexico

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I spent some time talking with Geoff Grammar of the Albuquerque Journal, and he gave me a quick scouting report for the Lobos. In short, they seem very similar to UConn. New Mexico (3-0) enters the championship game following a thrilling 70-69 win over George Mason in the semifinals. (if you UConn’s was exciting, you […] [Read More]
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UConn moves to No. 21, Napier named Big East Player of Week

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Still undefeated under Kevin Ollie, UConn moved up two spots to No. 21 in Monday’s Associated Press Poll. It also cracked the ESPN/USA Today rankings, landing at No. 25. The Huskies square off with New Mexico, which received six votes in the AP poll, for the Paradise Jam championship tonight at 10 p.m. After two […] [Read More]
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Reports: UConn, Louisville considered for ACC vacancy

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The dominoes have fallen quickly, and it appears UConn could be in line for a jump to the ACC. According to multiple reports, Maryland has accepted an invite to join the Big 10, leaving the ACC with a vacancy for its 14-team league. An ESPN report cited sources saying Connecticut was “the most likely candidate,” […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from Quinnipiac: “I hate when I do that”

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Shabazz Napier started out ice cold for the second consecutive game. And, just like he did Friday, Napier put on a one-man scoring clinic and subsequently led the Huskies to the next round of the Paradise Jam. The junior guard tallied 23 of his game-high 29 points in the final 3:24 of regulation and the […] [Read More]
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Rivalry born in St. Thomas?

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ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS — There was a sigh of relief from R.J. Evans, a deep breath followed by an audible “wooooo” as he exited the UConn locker room at about 1:15 a.m. UConn had won 66 straight games against in-state opponents, and after No. 67 — a brutally physical, back-and-forth double-overtime thriller that […] [Read More]
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