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N.C. State 69, UConn 65

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NEW Y ORK — The first 20 minutes on the world’s grandest basketball stage belonged to Shabazz Napier. Unfortunately for UConn, the final 20 — and a hard-fought 69-65 victory in Tuesday night’s Jimmy V Classic — was all Richard Howell. N.C. State’s broad-shouldered 6-foot-8, 257-pound forward plowed through the Huskies’ interior throughout the second […] [Read More]
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Halftime: N.C. State, 32, UConn 31

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NEW Y ORK — Shabazz Napier scored 15 points in the first half — including 10 in the first five minutes — to pace UConn Tuesday night versus N.C. State. The Huskies (6-1) led for most of the first half, but fell behind 32-31 on a last-second runner from Wolfpack guard Lorenzo Brown. Napier, who […] [Read More]
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Live updates: UConn vs. No. 25 N.C. State

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WHEN: Today, 9 p.m. WHERE: Madison Square Garden WHAT: Jimmy V Classic RECORDS: N.C. State 4-2, UConn 6-1 ON THE AIR: ESPN (Dan Shulman, Bob Knight, Dick Vitale, Andy Katz) EVANS A GO: Redshirt senior guard R.J. Evans, who gave the Huskies six points per game and immeasurable leadership before suffering a sternalclavicular sprain on […] [Read More]
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Gameday: UConn vs. No. 25 N.C. State

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Some pregame notes for UConn’s clash with No. 25 N.C. State. EVANS A GO: Redshirt senior guard R.J. Evans, who gave the Huskies six points per game and immeasurable leadership before suffering a sternalclavicular sprain on Thanksgiving, will play tonight, according to a UConn spokesperson. His presence gives UConn another body — a fullback-sized one, […] [Read More]
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Video: Jimmy Valvano’s 1993 ESPY Speech

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On the afternoon of the Jimmy V Classic, it’s only appropriate to link a clip of Jim Valvano at the 1993 ESPYs, quite possibly my favorite sports speech of all-time. I know you’ll see it on TV tonight, but it’s worth watching twice. “Gentlemen, we’ll be successful this year if you can focus on three […] [Read More]
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Gameday: UConn vs. No. 25 N.C. State

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WHEN: Today, 9 WHERE: Madison Square Garden WHAT: Jimmy V Classic RECORDS: N.C. State 4-2, UConn 6-1 ON THE AIR: ESPN (Dan Shulman, Bob Knight, Dick Vitale, Andy Katz) UP NEXT: Friday vs. Harvard, 7, at Gampel Pavilion (SNY) N.C. STATE Lorenzo Brown, G, 6-5 Jr.: 10.5 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 5 apg Scott Wood, G/F, […] [Read More]
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The ConnCast: Realignment, UConn hoops, Ollie-isms

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November came and went with no ConnCast, but we wade sure December wouldn’t pass by, too. After a month off, co-host Chris Brodeur and I had plenty of ground to cover. We talk conference realignment, UConn’s biggest surprises through seven games and our favorite “Ollie-isms.” If you’re listening on your computer, you can play the […] [Read More]
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AP Report: Calhoun reveals he had cancer surgery in May

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Former UConn basketball coach Jim Calhoun had surgery in May to remove an apparent cancerous growth from his lungs, according to an Associated Press report. “It was cancer-related, yes,” he told The Associated Press. “I’m not going to talk about it. I was out for a day and a half. I’m completely healthy now.” Calhoun, […] [Read More]
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