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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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Notes/Quotes from Nov. 12: “If you’re satisfied with being No. 23, you shouldn’t be playing a sport.”

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One win, as big as it was, has catapulted UConn from zero top 25 votes to a spot in the Week 1 Associated Press poll. The Huskies landed at No. 23, and (not surprisingly) it doesn’t mean much inside the locker room. “If you’re satisfied with being No. 23, you shouldn’t be playing a sport,” […] [Read More]
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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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