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Notes/Quotes from Stony Brook: “I want to praise (Giffey) as much as possible, so make sure you write that in your articles, OK?”

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Unfortunately, my article discusses the 3-point line, which will be key as UConn gets into the meat of its schedule. Looks like Kevin Ollie will have to settle for a blog post about Giffey. The 6-foot-7 junior saw more action Sunday because of R.J. Evans’ absence, and he provided many of the same intangibles that […] [Read More]
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UConn 73, Stony Brook 62

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UConn made 10 3-pointers—including a crucial 4-point play from Shabazz Napier—to fend off a feisty Stony Brook squad for a 73-62 victory Sunday afternoon at Gampel Pavilion. The Huskies, playing without sixth man R.J. Evans, were lethargic throughout until the barrage of 3s began in the middle of the second half. UConn moves to 5-1. […] [Read More]
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Halftime: Stony Brook 31, UConn 26

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UConn missed 12 of its first 13 field goal attempts and headed to the locker room trailing visiting Stony Broo 31-26. Shabazz Napier, quiet in the first half throughout the early part of this season, did not attempt a field goal until 7:37 remained. He has four points on 2-for-2 while backcourt counterpart Ryan Boatright […] [Read More]
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Live updates: UConn vs. Stony Brook

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Follow along with Kevin Duffy, who will be tweeting live updates as Stony Brook visits Gampel Pavilion to take on UConn. Tipoff is at 4 p.m. [Read More]
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Gameday: Stony Brook at UConn

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UConn, back from 11,000 miles of travel, takes on Stony Brook Sunday afternoon. For Kevin Ollie and Co., it’s only the second game played in the U.S. this season. For Steve Pikiell’s Seawolves, it caps a weekend double-header: Stony Brook (4-1) defeated Canisius Saturday. The Huskies (4-1) are without their “rock,” as Kevin Ollie likes […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from Nov. 24: “He was that extra coach on the floor”

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Just arrived at Gampel Pavilion for Saturday morning practice. Some quick notes on UConn’s Sunday afternoon tilt with Stony Brook and ex-UConn player/assistant coach Steve Pikiell. *Senior guard R.J. Evans is out for a “significant time” with a sternal-clavicular sprain, according to a UConn official.  Pretty big blow for the Huskies. Evans has been “the […] [Read More]
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Q&A: Did Ollie’s contract status hurt UConn with Brandon Austin?

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Q: Kevin, Do you think KOs contract situation affected Brandon Austin’s decision? That was a brutal loss for the program. Missed opportunities now, will really hurt in ’14 and ’15. – Steve Connaughton A: I can’t be completely sure because I never talked to Austin throughout his recruitment. After Xavier Rathan Mayes didn’t work out, […] [Read More]
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Final Thoughts, Trip Tidbits from Paradise Jam

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Just arrived home from St. Thomas, where I spent the past few days eating questionable seafood and chronicling UConn in the Paradise Jam. First, some observations on the team, and then some memories from the trip. Tyler Olander (AP) *UConn desperately needs more from Tyler Olander. No one is asking for 20 and 10, but […] [Read More]
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