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UConn upsets Florida, advances to NCAA title game

The Connecticut Huskies, the seventh seed in the East Regional, played a solid all-around game Saturday to beat overall No. 1 seed Florida Gators 63-53. The Huskies ended the Gators 30-game winning streak, which began after the Huskies beat the Gators 65-64 on Dec. 2 on a buzzer-beating jumper by Shabazz Napier. The Huskies shot 55.8 percent (24 of 43) from the field with DeAndre...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Shabazz Napier, coach Kevin Ollie have begun new era at UConn

If you happen to be an avid follower of the madness that we call the month of March and therefore attempted to lighten Warren Buffett of a billion dollars recently, chances are pretty good that the Connecticut Huskies weren’t included in your Final Four. Not that long ago, Jim Calhoun’s Huskies were the pride of the former Big East and a fixture in NCAA Tournament brackets across...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Connecticut 72, Memphis 53

Niels Giffey hit 6-of-8 3-pointers on the way to a career-high 24 points to power the Huskies past the Tigers in the American Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinals in Memphis, Tenn. Giffey also had nine rebounds while DeAndre Daniels added 13 points and five rebounds for fourth-seeded Connecticut (25-7), which will play top-seeded Cincinnati on Friday. Shabazz Napier had...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bearcats grind out 15th straight win

CINCINNATI -- Connecticut's Niels Giffey got a shot off, a 3-point attempt from the right corner that could have tied the game with less than 10 seconds to play but he did so under duress. Justin Jackson's hand was flying at him. It seems that one Cincinnati Bearcat basketball player is always flying at someone or is up in their opponent's grill when they need be. That...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Losing Skid Reaches Three Games

Without Shabazz Napier and Niels Giffey, UConn lacked leadership, depth and energy Wednesday night. The result was a 65-51 loss to South Florida. With only one game remaining, the Huskies appear to be running on empty.
Via connecticut.scout.com
March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Paw Prints - The Daily UConn Roundup - 3/6

Paw Prints is our daily look at the happenings for the UConn Huskies football, men's basketball and women's basketball teams as well as the other sports the student-athletes engage in. We will do our best to bring you the links from all of the media that covers the Huskies on a daily basis. As always, links can be found by clicking on the read more button below if you'...
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March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Giffey Steals Show

Niels Giffey is Mr. Versatility for the Huskies. Sunday his big steal turned things around for UConn.
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January 27, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 21 UConn rallies past Stony Brook

Niels Giffey had a career-high 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help No. 21 Connecticut rally for a 73-62 victory over Stony Brook on Sunday. Shabazz Napier had 15 of his 19 points in the second half for UConn (5-1), and Omar Calhoun added 14. Dave Coley led Stony Brook (4-2) with 15 points and Tommy Brenton added 14. The game was tied at 39 when Connecticut found its stroke...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Look Out Storrs, The Germans Are Taking Over

The UConn Huskies men's basketball team already has two German born players on its roster in Niels Giffey and Enosch Wolf. Apparently now there will be three. According to the Recruit Scoop, Leon Tolksdorf, a 6'7 combo forward from Berlin, Germany, has given the Huskies a verbal commitment to play next season. Tolksdorf played last season for the ALBA Berlin II where he...
Via Sox and Dawgs
May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 13 UConn falls to Cincinnati, 70-67

Connecticut came one rattled rim away from overtime Wednesday night. But Niels Giffey's desperation half-court heave just missed at the buzzer and Cincinnati beat No. 13 UConn 70-67, ending the Huskies' home winning streak, while taking their seventh consecutive conference road victory. ''It felt good,'' Giffey said. ''But it happens. You can'...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2012  |  Discuss
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