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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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Live updates: UConn vs. Quinnipiac, 9 p.m.

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UConn plays in-state rival Quinnipiac tonight at 9 p.m. in the Paradise Jam semifinals. Follow Kevin Duffy live from the University of Virgin Islands. [Read More]
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New Mexico advances to championship game in a thriller

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Just the way Steve Alford drew it up, I’m sure. Trailing 69-64 with 17.7 seconds remaining, New Mexico hit back-to-back 3-pointers — including the game winner by junior guard Tony Snell — to escape with a shocking 70-69 victory over George Mason in Sunday night’s semifinal. Junior Kendall Williams hit the first 3-pointer — a […] [Read More]
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A look at Moore, rest of Calhoun coaching tree

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Quinnipiac coach Tom Moore, an assistant at UConn from 1994-2007, faces some old friends tonight when the Huskies and Bobcats get together for the Paradise Jam semifinal. It’s Moore’s fifth year on the Quinnipiac job, and though he’s been very, very close, he still hasn’t sniffed the NCAA tournament. Moore says punching a ticket to […] [Read More]
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