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...
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.
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The University of Connecticut introduced a new logo to be worn by coaches and players of the Huskies’ 24 men’s and women’s teams on Thursday. Via the UConn Today: The two major changes will be the use of “UCONN” across the front of every uniform worn by each team, and a new look for the Jonathan Husky logo. The new look is part of a new institutional branding and marketing...
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.
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Niels Giffey is Mr. Versatility for the Huskies. Sunday his big steal turned things around for UConn.
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
Niels Giffey, Enosch Wolf and Leon Tolksdorf all took a leap of faith when they decided to come overseas from Germany to join the Connecticut basketball program. It’s likely never imagined the opportunity would include a “home” game at any point in their Husky careers.
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...
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'...
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January 18, 2012