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Boatright scores 28 as UConn beat USF 66-53

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Ryan Boatright scored a career-high 28 points, 19 in the second half, as UConn beat USF 66-53 on Sunday. Rodney Purvis added 17 for the Huskies (11-7, 4-2 American) who beat the Bulls (7-13, 1-6) for the second time this month. Nehemias Morillo had a career-high 18 for South Florida, which lost for the fifth straight time, a streak that began with a 58-44 loss...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking Back at UConn’s Lone Conference Win Against UCF

As conference play is under way in AAC basketball, a familiar opponent in UCF visited UConn on Thursday for their only matchup of the season. In football terms, Husky fans remember the Knights as the only team UConn defeated in conference play last year. Let’s think happy thoughts today and take a look back at the homecoming victory for the Huskies, with a little Twitter commentary...
Via AAC Football Fever
8 days ago  |  Discuss

6 UConn Men's Lessons Learned: Omar Calhoun Getting Better All The Time

It's hard to read too much into UConn's 67-60 victory over Central Florida on Thursday night. The Huskies needed to win, and they did. But they also let the opponent get back in the game and hang around until the final minutes, so the end result wasn't impressive enough to say everything's...
Via Hartford Courant - UConn
9 days ago

Boatright leads UConn over UCF 67-60

STORRS, Conn. (AP) Ryan Boatright scored 18 points and had seven assists to lead UConn to a 67-60 win over UCF on Thursday. Amida Brimah added 14 points and had four blocked shots for the Huskies (10-7, 3-2 American) who won for the first time in three games. Omar Calhoun added 11 points and Daniel Hamilton had 10 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. B.J. Taylor led UCF (9-9...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Offseason To-Do List: UConn Huskies

With just five wins combined over the past two seasons, the UConn Huskies are in need of a new direction for the program as a last place finish in the AAC concluded Bob Diaco’s first season as head coach. An assortment of recruits are on the way that include quarterbacks Tyler Davis and NC State transfer Bryant Shirreffs, as well as help on both the offensive and defensive line...
Via AAC Football Fever
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Paw Prints: The Daily UConn Huskies Roundup – 1/4/15

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. Thank you for stopping by and making SOX & Dawgs your home for UConn Huskies news...
Via Sox and Dawgs
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Live Blog: UMass Lowell River Hawks vs. Connecticut Huskies

Yes, UMass Lowell River Hawk fans got what they wanted for Christmas with the return of their beloved hockey team from holiday break, but a win over Sacred Heart University on Saturday was icing on the cake. Now, after the Connecticut Huskies defeated the Union College Dutchmen in the second game on Saturday, UMass Lowell will face-off against the Huskies on Sunday night. The...
Via Mill City Sports
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Preview: UMass Lowell River Hawks vs. Connecticut Huskies

Yes, UMass Lowell River Hawk fans got what they wanted for Christmas with the return of their beloved hockey team from holiday break, but a win over Sacred Heart University on Saturday was icing on the cake. Now, after the Connecticut Huskies defeated the Union College Dutchmen in the second game on Saturday, UMass Lowell will face-off against the Huskies on Sunday night. The...
Via Mill City Sports
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn Huskies QB Chandler Whitmer Playing Best Stretch of His Career

It took some major convincing from head coach Bob Diaco for quarterback Chandler Whitmer to stick with UConn’s football program for the 2014 campaign, but after taking the backseat to Casey Cochran in a preseason competition, Whitmer now finds himself as the starter and playing the best stretch of football in his career. Photo sued courtesy of mercedsunstar.com. The senior played...
Via AAC Football Fever
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

College Basketball 2014-15: UConn Huskies Team Preview

Here’s the burning question about the 2014-15 UConn Huskies: Are they still hungry? Shabazz Napier called his team the Hungry Huskies...
Via Athlon Sports
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn’s Tim Boyle Can Compete for Starting QB Job

As the quarterback position thins out for UConn after Casey Cochran decided to hang up his cleats for good, the “next man up” mentality is in full swing in East Hartford. Perhaps even deeper than expected. Chandler Whitmer, a senior, threw for two touchdowns and 209 yards with two interceptions — one that went for six the other way — in a 38-21 loss to Boise State on Saturday...
Via AAC Football Fever
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

BYU Cougars at Connecticut Huskies: Betting Odds, point spread and tv info

On Friday night the BYU Cougars and Connecticut Huskies will kick off their 2014 football seasons. UConn and BYU will both be looking to earn their first win of the season at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT. Coverage of Friday’s game will start at 7:00 pm ET on ESPN and WatchESPN. The Odds: The BYU Cougars are a 16.5 point favorite against the UConn Huskies. The over/under...
Via Tireball.com
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Bob Diaco’s Announcement Of Connecticut’s Starting QB Is Very Strange

First year Connecticut head coach Bob Diaco announced that junior Casey Cochran will be the team’s starting QB. Diaco made the announcement during a press conference, and if you watch the entire video above, there are some parts that will leave you scratching your head.  The post Bob Diaco’s Announcement Of Connecticut’s Starting QB Is Very Strange appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Touted guard Jalen Adams picks UConn

The Connecticut Huskies landed an important recruit on Monday, as 6′-2″ guard Jalen Adams of Cushing Academy (NH) announced his commitment via Twitter. Adams, who runs on the grassroots circuit for the Mass Rivals, held scholarship offers from the Kansas Jayhawks, Louisville Cardinals and many others before picking his “dream school”, UConn. He joins Georgia guard ...
Via Hoopniks
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat Pick Shabazz Napier to Lure LeBron Back

Napier led Uconn to the NCAA Championship last season as a Huskies senior. During the 2014 NBA Draft on Thursday Night, there were many surprising picks and trades. One important one was the Heat’s trading up to pick Shabazz Napier, the raved-about point guard out of Uconn. It is understandable to pick Napier because of his talent, but that is not why the Heat picked him. Sure...
Via The League News
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Shabazz Napier graduates from Connecticut

Shabazz Napier contemplated leaving Connecticut for the NBA following his junior season, but ultimately decided to remain in school because of a promise he made to his mother. Carmen Velasquez, a single mom to three kids, wanted her youngest child, Shabazz Bozie Napier, to get his degree.  “The only thing that she asks us to do, that if you’re going to start something, you’ve...
Via College Spun
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: UConn’s DeAndre Daniels Will Declare For The NBA Draft

Without forward DeAndre Daniels, UConn likely doesn’t capture its fourth national championship. Now, the Huskies will be without the versatile 6-foot-8 forward’s services as they attempt to defend that trophy. As first reported by Yahoo!’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Daniels will declare for the NBA Draft. Daniels averaged 13.1 points and six rebounds per game for the Huskies as a...
Via College Spun
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Shabazz Napier: Breaking down point guard’s draft stock

Shabazz Napier was the story of the 2014 NCAA Tournament. He threw his Connecticut team on his back and led the seventh-seeded Huskies to a championship with a 60-54 win over a heavily-favored Kentucky team. After a fantastic four-year career, now Napier will be looking forward to the 2014 NBA Draft. No one improved his draft stock in this year’s tournament more than Napier, but...
Via Rumors and Rants
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Shabazz Napier Calls Out NCAA After UConn Wins National Title (Video)

Connecticut senior guard Shabazz Napier celebrated a national championship with his UConn teammates Monday night. But first, he had a message for the NCAA. “Ladies and gentlemen,” Napier proclaimed to the AT&T Stadium crowd after being announced as the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player, “you’re looking at the hungry Huskies. This is what happens when you ban us...
Via NESN.com
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Shabazz Napier: “This Is What Happens When You Ban Us”

A year ago, the Connecticut Huskies were not playing in the NCAA Tournament – not because they didn’t win enough games, but because they were banned from postseason play due to low APR scores in years prior. UConn’s players were forced to miss out on the big dance despite nobody on the roster contributing to the low mark. Well, it looks like they haven’t exactly forgotten...
Via College Spun
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky’s James Young Throws Down Best Dunk Of NCAA Tournament (Video)

Kentucky’s James Young threw down the biggest dunk of the 2014 NCAA tournament during the biggest game. With the Wildcats and Connecticut Huskies battling for the national title on Monday night, Young elevated over two UConn defenders, including 7-foot freshman Amida Brimah, and capped off the spectacular left-handed jam. The freshman followed up his dunk by draining the free...
Via NESN.com
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

National Championship Game: Shabazz Napier Shoves his own Teammate

The UConn Huskies jumped out to an early lead in the National Championship Game, but the Kentucky Wildcats have made the game interesting again in the second half. After a turnover on the previous possession, Shabazz Napier decided to take action into his own hands. To do that, it meant literally shoving teammate Ryan Boatright to make sure he went to the right area. In a game like...
Via Standing O Sports
April 07, 2014  |  1 Comment

Shabazz Napier: “Hard To See My Jersey Getting Sold While I Starve” (Video)

Shabazz Napier is a Senior now, the best point guard in college basketball and 40 minutes from a national title.  Those accolades alone allow for some deep thinking conversation and questions about big time college sports and the treatment of those athletes. Napier, the star point guard for The University of Connecticut’s men’s basketball team, recently told reporters he understands...
Via Thacover2
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

DeAndre Daniels Told Jim Calhoun “Everybody’s Going To Be Talking About Me After Saturday”

UConn junior forward DeAndre Daniels has been no slouch during the NCAA Tournament – he’s scored in double figures every game, shot over 50% from the field and locked down the paint defensively for the Huskies. But it’s also true that it was UConn’s guards – Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright – who were getting all of the attention ahead of the Huskies’ Final Four matchup...
Via College Spun
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn defeats Florida to move onto NCAA Championship game

The Connecticut Huskies are headed to the NCAA Men’s Championship game after defeating No. 1 Florida 63-53 in Saturday’s semi-final match-up. Florida jumped out to a 16-4 lead before UConn outscored them 22 the rest of the way. At halftime UConn held a 25-22 lead. Huskies coach Kevin Ollie is now 5-0 in his first trip to the NCAA Tournament. Up next for the Huskies will be the...
Via Tireball.com
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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