UConn Basketball

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Calhoun Wins MVP Honors at All-American Championship

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UConn commit Omar Calhoun scored a tournament-record 26 points (very impressive, but its worth noting that the tournament has only existed for two years) as he led the East to a 84-72 victory over the West in the All-American Championship at the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans. The 6-foot-3 Calhoun was named the MVP of […] [Read More]
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Calhoun Honored with Mannie Jackson Human Spirit Award

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UConn coach Jim Calhoun was honored by the Basketball Hall of Fame Monday for his devotion to community. Calhoun, 69, was one of three recipients of the Mannie Jackson Human Spirit Award, annually given to difference-makers at the professional, amateur and grassroots levels of basketball.  Phoenix Suns forward Grant Hill and Dr. Richard Lapchick were […] [Read More]
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What will UConn’s roster look like next year?

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Alex Oriakhi isn’t technically gone, but there’s a very, very slim chance he returns. Outside of that, UConn’s roster next year — including its coaching staff — is loaded with question marks. It’s possible that Andre Drummond comes back for an additional season. Then again, it’s also possible that he jumps for his Top 5 […] [Read More]
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UConn will miss 2013 Big East tournament if postseason ban holds up

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Over the years, some trademark UConn moments have taken place at the Big East tournament: Ray Allen’s off-balance floater to beat Georgetown in 1996, Taliek Brown’s 35-foot heave versus Pittsburgh in 2002, and, of course, the classic six-overtime loss to Syracuse in 2009. But 2013 probably won’t foster any new Big East tournament memories. And […] [Read More]
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Former NFA guard Evans visits UConn

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R.J. Evans paid a visit to the XL Center this past season as a member of the Holy Cross basketball team. According to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Evans — a graduate of nearby Norwich Free Academy — visited UConn again on Monday. This time, the circumstances were a bit different: Evans is transferring for […] [Read More]
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Oriakhi released from scholarship

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UConn forward Alex Oriakhi has been officially released from his scholarship, a school spokesperson said Tuesday. And that means Oriakhi, a 6-foot-9, 245-pound senior-to-be, can talk with other schools. A source close to the situation said Kentucky and North Carolina are among the teams that have contacted Oriakhi. The source also added that Oriakhi probably […] [Read More]
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Big Man U?

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For the better part of the past decade, the scouting report on UConn has been the same: Beware of the paint. The Huskies led the nation in blocked shots for eight consecutive seasons (2001-2009) and coach Jim Calhoun has routinely turned project centers — Hilton Armstrong and Hasheem Thabeet come to mind — into lottery […] [Read More]
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UConn and the APR: Announcement could be made this week

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If you’re confused about UConn’s APR situation, don’t feel self-conscious. It’s a fairly complicated matter. Last night, ESPN.com’s Andy Katz reported that UConn could learn its 2013 NCAA tournament fate within the next week. Katz was referring to UConn’s appeal to the NCAA, not the NCAA’s potential change in APR data collection. Let’s make one […] [Read More]
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