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Live updates: Paradise Jam first round

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George Mason held off Mercy, 52-49, in the first game of the Paradise Jam to keep hopes of a 2006 Elite Eight rematch alive. That’s pretty far down the road, though. UConn and George Mason, on opposite sides of the bracket, would meet in the title game if both win out. UConn is set to […] [Read More]
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Gameday: Wake Forest vs. UConn

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Checking in from St. Thomas, where my mission to find shaving cream is finally complete. I arrived last night at around 5:15, roughly the same time as UConn. With the exception of an hour-plus delay on my connecting flight from Puerto Rico, the trip went well. And any frustration with the delay was erased when […] [Read More]
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UConn in Preseason Tournaments

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Given the program’s recent history, there’s reason to believe UConn’s performance at the 2012 Paradise Jam can be indicative of things to come. Here’s how UConn has fared in tournaments that require coaches to wear Hawaiian shirts: *2011 Battle 4 Atlantis: UConn blew a 17-point lead on Central Florida and stumbled to a 68-63 loss, […] [Read More]
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Ollie pledges $100,000 for new practice facility

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UConn coach Kevin Ollie has pledged $100,000 to the UConn Basketball Development Center, the school announced Wednesday. The University currently has $24 million in donations and pledges, and the Board of Trustees approved the final construction budget of $33 million for facility Wednesday.  The official groundbreaking will take place this spring, the school said. Ollie, […] [Read More]
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R.J. Evans gives Huskies boost off the bench

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STORRS — Every Wednesday night, R.J. Evans becomes a robot with full flight capabilities. In case you’re wondering, no, Evans isn’t crazy. He’s just a student in a cutting-edge class. “I’m in this education technology class,” says Evans. “You ever heard of `second life?’ (Blank stare from reporter.) “It’s a virtual reality class where we […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from Vermont: “I’m not subscribing to that”

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Writers are always in search of storylines, and there are some obvious ones with UConn these days. The Huskies are playing five games in 10 days. They just returned from Germany, and Thursday morning they’ll board a flight for St. Thomas, where they’ll play three games at the Paradise Jam. Fatigue has to kick in, […] [Read More]
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Jordan Bell chooses Oregon

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Long Beach forward Jordan Bell, one of the elite athletes in the 2013 class, announced Tuesday that he’ll attend Oregon. The 6-foot-7 senior chose the Ducks over UConn and Auburn. Bell’s recruitment was rather bizarre: During the summer, he told numerous media outlets that UConn was his “dream school.”  Bell said he picked up an […] [Read More]
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Gameday: Vermont at UConn

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Follow the action as the Huskies battle Vermont. One game into 2012-13 schedule and UConn has already been stripped of its “underdog” tag. The Huskies knocked off Michigan State Friday, then checked in at No. 23 in the AP poll Monday. Tonight, UConn gets  a visit from Vermont, which certainly isn’t Michigan State, but isn’t […] [Read More]
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