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Oriakhi Will Visit UNC, Duke, Kentucky, Missouri

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UConn forward Alex Oriakhi, perhaps the most sought-after transfer in the country, will “definitely visit” North Carolina, Duke, Kentucky and Missouri, his father told Hearst Connecticut Media Group Tuesday. Oriakhi requested his release from UConn on March 21. He won’t have to sit out a year if UConn’s 2013 tournament ban holds up, which seems […] [Read More]
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Could the best UConn teams hang with Kentucky?

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So, everyone’s ready to crown Kentucky as the best college basketball team of this young century. Honestly, can you blame them? The Wildcats finished 38-2 and were never truly challenged in a six-game run to John Calipari‘s first national championship. They hung 102 points on Indiana in the Sweet Sixteen; Baylor was absolutely helpless in the Elite […] [Read More]
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NBA Players in the National Championship Game

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I’m not going to mince words: If Kentucky takes care of business tonight, it’ll be regarded as the best college basketball team since the turn of the century. Even if the Wildcats fall short, they’ll still be in that conversation. I’ve been following college basketball since 1999, the year UConn “shocked the world,” in Khalid […] [Read More]
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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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