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UConn debuts in AP Poll at No. 23

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After defeating Michigan State in its season opener, UConn went from receiving zero votes to earning the No. 23 overall ranking in this week’s Associated Press Poll. The Huskies just missed cracking the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, where they’re ranked 26th. The AP Top 25 is below. Record Pts Prv 1. Indiana (46) 1-0 1,598 […] [Read More]
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UConn 66, Michigan State 62

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I wasn’t present in Germany for UConn’s season-opening 66-62 upset over Michigan State, so you’ll have to settle for thoughts from my couch. *Look, it’s the first game of the year, so anything can happen going forward. But that was an enormous win for Kevin Ollie and UConn. Effort was there from start-to-finish, and for […] [Read More]
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Gameday: UConn vs. Michigan State

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I apologize if you’ve read this stat already. I just love it that much. Since 1998, UConn and Michigan State have clashed three times in the regular season, and the winner of each meeting has gone on to win the national championship. Seriously, how bizarre is that? This year’s battle, the first game of the […] [Read More]
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Jim Calhoun to provide color commentary for season opener

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This should be interesting. When UConn opens its season against Michigan State Friday in Germany (5:30 EST, ESPN), former coach Jim Calhoun will join Joe D’Ambrosio, the voice of the Huskies, on WTIC-1080 radio, according to multiple reports. I highly suggest this strategy for Friday’s game: Watch ESPN, mute the announcers (although I believe it’s […] [Read More]
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Where will Omar Calhoun fit among UConn’s top freshmen?

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Is it too early to hail Omar Calhoun as the program’s next great freshman? Absolutely. But I’m going ahead with this anyway. I’ve seen Calhoun practice and play in two exhibition games. I watched him go blow-for-blow with Kemba Walker during an offseason workout. In the preseason, I’ve seen him score 44 points in 53 […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes: November 5th

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Kevin Ollie briefly addressed the media following UConn’s practice Monday afternoon. This time tomorrow, the Huskies will be in Germany gearing up for Friday’s season opener versus Michigan State. The Huskies won’t have much down time; they’re slated for a team study hall on the bus from Frankfurt International Airport to the Ramstein Air Force […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from UMass-Lowell: “No one can really guard us in transition”

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Is anyone else just dying for the actual season to start? Exhibition games are all well and good, but it’s awfully hard to judge UConn against American International and UMass Lowell, which got blasted Sunday afternoon. Ryan Boatright and Omar Calhoun were nothing short of sensational, and Shabazz Napier was more effective than his stat […] [Read More]
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UConn rolls past UMass-Lowell, 100-62

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HARTFORD — A few weeks back, Kevin Ollie promised a West Coast meets East Coast approach, a high-tempo transition game coupled with the physicality of Big East ball. “I grew up with Showtime,” said Ollie, who hails from Los Angeles. “James Worthy running the break, Magic Johnson — that’s the West Coast mentality, getting up […] [Read More]
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