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Huskies Hold Off Tulsa, 75-73

STORRS — The Huskies didn't allow six miserable minutes in Philadelphia to define their season.Forty-eight hours later, their mettle was being tested again, this time at home, this time with the possibility of an even more embarrassing collapse looming.When James Woodard scored on a reverse layup,...
Via Hartford Courant - UConn
5 hours ago

Ollie Statement On Adams Made A Costly Point

PHILADELPHIA – Kevin Ollie was making a statement of some kind, but he would not say what the statement was. And, as the results showed, a costly statement it was. Freshman Jalen Adams, who had seemingly established himself as an integral part of the Huskies, sat for all but the final 2:44 of the...
Via Hartford Courant - UConn
2 days ago

Huskies Blow Big Lead Against Temple; Lose 63-58

PHILADELPHIA – The Huskies appeared to have a crucial game wrapped up on Thursday night, but instead left Philadelphia with a stunning defeat, another game they are likely to rue when the season is over. Temple, hitting a series of clutch shots, erased a 12-point UConn lead over the last 5:40,...
Via Hartford Courant - UConn
2 days ago

UConn At Temple: Big Stakes In Philly For Surging Huskies

STORRS – The Huskies are staring at three rematches, three scores to settle, three chances to wipe away early-season frustration. "The media talks about how we've been on a run and playing well," Rodney Purvis said. "But these are the teams we have to beat right here. These are the most important...
Via Hartford Courant - UConn
3 days ago

Hamilton Top Player, Adams Top Rookie, In AAC Weekly Honors

UConn is challenging for the top spot in the American Athletic Conference, and after a series of impressive wins, recognition is coming to the Huskies' difference-makers. On Monday, Daniel Hamilton was named AAC player of the week, and Jalen Adams rookie of the week. UConn defeated Memphis 77-57...
Via Hartford Courant - UConn
5 days ago

UConn C Amidah Brimah out 6-8 weeks with broken finger

Connecticut Huskies center Amidah Brimah has a broken finger and will be out 6-8 weeks. Brimah’s injury was reported on Twitter. Injury News: C Amida Brimah will be out 6-8 weeks with a broken finger. RETWEET to wish him a speedy recovery!#UConn pic.twitter.com/fCA08dWFH8 — UConn SPORTalk (@SPORTalkUConn) December 23, 2015 Brimah, a junior seven-footer from Miami, is averaging...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Auriemma: Some UConn fans are so 'stupid it’s unbelievable'

University of Connecticut women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma isn’t afraid to say something controversial. He is on record saying men’s college basketball is “a joke,” after all. However, his recent appearance on Grantland’s “The Lowe Podcast” with interviewer Zach Lowe topped it all. The Huskies are targets of frequent criticism in women’s college basketball...
Via NESN.com
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn created trophy for 'rivalry' series with UCF

UConn and UCF have played each other only two times, but Husky head coach Bob Diaco apparently feels those two meetings are enough to warrant a rivalry trophy between the two schools. Diaco first expressed his desire to have the programs play for “The Civil Conflict” trophy in November, and it looks like his dream is becoming reality.  First day back on campus for #UConnFootball...
Via College Spun
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Sterling Gibbs announces he's transferring to UConn

Earlier this afternoon, Seton Hall transfer guard Sterling Gibbs vehemently denied reports he had committed to UConn, even going so far as to say he was visiting N.C. State this week. Now, he’s done a 180, and has officially announced he is indeed bound for Storrs.  3rd times a charm.. UCONN! #BeyondBlessed pic.twitter.com/WWZAnG9pq2 — Sterling Gibbs (@SterlingGibbs4) May...
Via College Spun
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn Basketball: Terrence Samuel to transfer

Terrence Samuel is the second UConn basketball player to transfer out this season. This news is a bit more shocking to me. The first was Rakim Lubin, who was not much of a contributor for the Huskies. While they have lost two players, they have also gained one. Shonn Miller is joining the team in 2015 and will likely be a starter. Miller transferred from Cornell University where...
Via isportsweb.com
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Connecticut Huskies show off new uniforms

The University of Connecticut Huskies struggled throughout the duration of the 2014 season falling to a 2-10 record.  As one would expect, they need a little bit of help and hope that their uniforms could be the trick to change their misfortune. The new digs are blue, white, and gray with a new helmet highlighted by a Husky logo. Hopefully, we will see the uniforms in game action...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn Basketball: Recruiting impact of NBA interest of Kevin Ollie

UConn basketball head coach Kevin Ollie has drawn attention from NBA teams in both of the past two off-seasons. Last year the Los Angeles Lakers expressed interest. This year the Oklahoma City Thunder has shown that they were poised to make a run at Ollie. He however decided that UConn is the place he wants to be, at least for now. Kevin Ollie being a top commodity in the National...
Via isportsweb.com
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn Basketball: Huskies land transfer Shonn Miller

UConn basketball had three open scholarships when the season ended. Now they only have two. The Huskies top recruiting target Shonn Miller announced that he will transfer to UConn. The Huskies desperately needed a big-time rebounder. Miller provides them with a threat in the paint. He is a much better rebounder than anyone on the team currently. The 6-foot-7 graduate transfer student...
Via isportsweb.com
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Uconn Basketball: Cornell standout Shonn Miller to visit Uconn

Shonn Miller will be visiting Uconn this weekend as he looks to find a home for his final year of eligibility. The Cornell star redshirted his junior year following a shoulder injury that left him unable to play the 2012-13 season.  The 6-7, 215 pound forward could make for a valued addition to a Huskies team that suffered last season from both lack of depth and experience. Shonn...
Via isportsweb.com
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Auriemma blasts men’s college basketball: ‘The game is a joke’

By Matt Birch UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma has spent 30 years at the university and built a dynasty during his tenure. He seems to be quite comfortable where he is, and hasn’t expressed interest in switching over and coaching men’s basketball. But he’s never ripped the state of men’s basketball—until now. Auriemma was asked about it during the women’s...
Via The Sports Daily
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Reigning National Champions to boycott Final Four in Indiana

Looking to make a strong stand against the controversial Indiana Religious Freedom and Restoration Act that Governor Mike Pence signed into law last week, the defending champion Connecticut Huskies will not be traveling to Indianapolis for next weekend’s Final Four. Here’s a statement from the school posted on Twitter: In support of Governor Milloy’s travel ban to the...
Via Sportsnaut
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: UConn's Boatright hits buzzer-beater to beat Cincy

It wouldn’t be March Madness if a UConn player wasn’t hitting a shot the buzzer to give his team a victory. On Friday, it was Ryan Boatright’s turn. With UCONN and Cincinnati tied at 54 with time running out in regulation, Boatright channeled his inner Kemba Walker and lost Octavius Ellis to give himself the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn Basketball: Analyzing Daniel Hamilton’s NBA Draft stock

Freshman guard Daniel Hamilton has had a great start to his UConn career. He averages 10.6 points per game playing slightly over 30 minutes per game. While UConn basketball has struggled for much of the season, Hamilton has been a bright spot. He is a 6’7 shooting guard from Los Angeles, California, and was the Huskies top recruit from the class of 2014. Basketball runs in Hamilton...
Via isportsweb.com
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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