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UConn will not take part in 2012 Big East/SEC Challenge

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UConn was not among the 12 schools selected to participate in next season’s Big East/SEC challenge, a tradition that began in 2007. The event is on rotation, a University spokesperson said, and it wasn’t UConn’s year to be in. The spokesperson said UConn is hopeful it will land a road game with an SEC school […] [Read More]
Categories: News

Recruiting Spotlight: Kentan Facey

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First there was Jerome Jordan, then Samardo Samuels. Now, it’s Kentan Facey, the next big product of the Jamaica Basketball Development Camp, an event designed to send the nation’s best players to the United States and, eventually, to a major Division I college. A 6-foot-9 rising senior at Long Island Lutheran, Facey has been in […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting

The Curious Case of Andre Drummond

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A year ago today, Andre Drummond was a mystery, a long, muscle-bound 6-foot-11 package of basketball potential. He was hidden away in the barren southeast corner of Connecticut — nothing but trees and casinos there — and sheltered from the whirlwind of media hype that often sucks in the nation’s top prospects. But when he […] [Read More]
Categories: NBA Draft

The ConnCast: NBA Draft Lottery

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In this week’s ConnCast, we discuss the NBA Draft Lottery and its impact on Andre Drummond and Jeremy Lamb. Chris also explains his choice for the intro song (he’s been behind most of the music selection, which is sadly the funniest part of our show). Give us a listen and check out my mock lottery […] [Read More]
Categories: NBA Draft, Podcasts

Roscoe Smith, UNLV to test NCAA rule

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Former UConn forward Roscoe Smith will attempt to become eligible immediately at UNLV, according to an ESPN.com report. The story cites a source that says UNLV will “build a case” around Smith’s desire to play in the NCAA tournament. It seems highly unlikely that the waiver will be approved, however. The current rule (below) states […] [Read More]
Categories: General

NBA Draft Lottery: How it affects Andre Drummond

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The winner of the Anthony Davis Sweepstakes will be announced Wednesday prior to Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Translation: The NBA Draft lottery is tomorrow, and Anthony Davis might as well throw on the cap and shake David Stern’s hand then. On average, I’d say such a situation occurs every other year. Take […] [Read More]
Categories: General

UConn faces Wake Forest in Paradise Jam first round

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In its only tournament of 2012-13, the UConn men’s basketball team will open the Paradise Jam with Wake Forest on November 16. A UConn spokesperson also confirmed Saturday that the Huskies will not play in the 2012 Carrier Classic (as originally expected). UConn will work with Morale Entertainment, the private group that runs the Carrier […] [Read More]
Categories: General

UConn could be passed over in Carrier Classic

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Multiple reports have confirmed that Ohio State and Marquette are in negotiations for the 2012 Carrier Classic, an event in which UConn initially agreed to participate. Now, the Huskies will play the 2012-13 season without the Big East tournament, the NCAA tournament and, apparently, the Carrier Classic. UConn will partake in the Paradise Jam (along […] [Read More]
Categories: General