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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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Recruiting Roundup: November 3

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UConn has secured verbal commitments from Kentan Facey and Terrence Samuel, but the rest of 2013 class remains a mystery. The Huskies will be looking to fill at least two more spots in the class. Let’s examine the current targets: *Noah Vonleh, 6-9 F, Haverhill, Mass.: The Huskies have serious competition when it comes to […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from AIC: (silence)

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This is only my second year on the UConn beat, but in those 34 games last season, I became accustomed to Jim Calhoun press conferences. Win or lose, they all played out the same way: Calhoun would lean into the mic, say “Well, congratulations to so-and-so” and five minutes later, he probably had answered any […] [Read More]
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Live Updates: UConn preseason vs. AIC

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Follow Kevin Duffy, Hearst Connecticut’s UConn men’s basketball beat writer as Tweets live from Thursday’s exhibition opener vs. AIC. [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from Halloween: Wolf out for Thursday’s exhibition

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Some noteworthy items from the eve of Kevin Ollie’s first game as UConn coach: *Enosch Wolf (concussion) will not be available for Thursday’s exhibition against AIC. He participated in non-contact drills Wednesday and is expected to be a full-go by Saturday. Judging by his progress, it seems he’ll almost certainly be ready for next week’s […] [Read More]
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NCAA adopts tougher, more efficient enforcement

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The NCAA adopted an “overhauled enforcement structure” Tuesday that will increase penalties for egregious violations and speed up the investigation process. Here are the details from the NCAA: Introduces a four-tier violation hierarchy that ranges from severe breaches of conduct to incidental infractions. The structure, which replaces the current two-tier approach (major and secondary violations), […] [Read More]
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Long Beach forward Bell will visit this weekend

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Jordan Bell, one of the nation’s top uncommitted power forwards, will take an official visit to UConn this upcoming weekend. Bell has narrowed his college choices to Auburn, Oregon and UConn. He’s long been high on the Huskies, and he told Hearst Connecticut Monday that coach Kevin Ollie has extended a scholarship offer. Bell’s numbers […] [Read More]
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