UConn Basketball

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Polls: Most surprising stat? Who needs to step up?

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Six games in, we’re becoming more familiar with this year’s UConn basketball squad. And our initial suspicions — elite backcourt, subpar frontcourt — have held true so far. Let’s take a look at some questions (and some interesting stats) one-fifth of the way through the season: Most surprising stat? Grade Kevin Ollie’s performance through six […] [Read More]
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Updates: UConn and conference realignment

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There’s nothing new (technically) on the conference realignment front, but there are quite a few rumors floating around on the web. The UConn camp has been tight-lipped about this whole thing. Check the links below from Monday: *16 ACC teams unlikely — CBSSports.com’s Jeremy Fowler Story highlights: “A prominent official from an ACC school told […] [Read More]
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UConn drops out of polls

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This isn’t a shocker, but UConn fell out of the national rankings following last Monday’s loss to New Mexico in the Paradise Jam championship. The Lobos, who remain unbeaten, cracked the poll at No. 25. Fun note: UCLA, which was humiliated at home versus Cal-Poly late Sunday night, dropped out of the AP top 25, […] [Read More]
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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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