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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

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: Will Kevin Ollie leave for the NBA?

UConn basketball head coach Kevin Ollie has been speculated as one of the top head coaching candidates for the National Basketball Association. Kevin Ollie played for 11 teams in 13 seasons during his time in the NBA. He is potentially the most alluring head coaching candidate in the college ranks along with University of Florida head coach Billy Donovan. Kevin Ollie Last off-season...
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April 21, 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

UConn Basketball: Win-now mode for the Huskies next season

UConn basketball is capable of making a deep tournament run next season. With the talent and experience they have on their roster they are likely the team to beat in the American Athletic Conference. It seems like a stretch after their disappointing 20-15 campaign last season, however losing only one player to graduation and returning four out of five starters is ideal for improvement...
Via isportsweb.com
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn Basketball: 2015-16 outlook

UConn basketball is coming off of a disappointing season after being ranked 17th in the AP Preseason Poll. With a 20-15 overall record and 10-8 in conference the Huskies had their worst record since the 2009-2010 team finished with just 18 wins. The Huskies were pre-season favorites to win the American Athletic Conference. The Huskies finished 6th in a conference that only produced...
Via isportsweb.com
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

How will UConn Basketball replace Ryan Boatright?

With Ryan Boatright Graduating, the Huskies need someone to take over at point guard. With the loss of Ryan Boatright, UConn basketball is lacking a true point guard to handle to ball. Ryan Boatright brought the ball up the court nearly every possession. The Huskies are not by any means lacking guards. On their roster for next season the guards are Daniel Hamilton, Omar Calhoun...
Via isportsweb.com
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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

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 Final...
Via The Sports Daily
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn Basketball: Frontcourt needs this off-season

After one season with the team, Rakim Lubin is transferring out of UConn. Lubin played limited minutes in his freshman season and was not a major factor for the team. This opens up another scholarship for next year’s team to be filled by a transfer student. While Lubin is strong and muscular, he simply does not have the skill to earn significant minutes on this UConn team. Transferring...
Via isportsweb.com
March 31, 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

Uconn Basketball: Three key returning players

Uconn basketball’s season came to a disappointing end last week at the hands of Arizona State in the NIT. A far cry from the 32-8, national championship winning campaign of 2013-14, the Huskies will undoubtedly look to improve on this year’s 20-15 record. There are several returning players that will be key to Uconn’s push to return to a national championship contender. Those...
Via isportsweb.com
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Uconn Basketball: Looking to the future; Incoming freshman

While Uconn basketball may not have lived up to the standards of past teams this season, next year is already showing signs of promise. With Steven Enoch of St. Thomas More Prep signing a National Letter of Intent last week, two of the country’s top recruits have now committed to play basketball at Uconn next season. Jalen Adams, the no. 33 ranked senior in the country last year...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Why UConn Basketball needs a new conference

The American Athletic Conference particularly in basketball is a massive downgrade from the Huskies former conference, the Big East. Clearly, in the eyes of the selection committee for the tournament the AAC is considered one of the least desirable and competitive. The conference only had two teams selected to the tournament in 2015. This tells me that the committee views the AAC...
Via isportsweb.com
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn Basketball: Huskies set to take on Arizona State in NIT

In the first round of the 2015 National Invitational Tournament, UConn basketball will take on Arizona State University at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Connecticut at 7:00 on Wednesday night. UConn is the four seed, while ASU is the five seed. Ryan Boatright is questionable for the NIT opener against Arizona State University The NIT poses an opportunity for a valuable experience...
Via isportsweb.com
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Uconn Basketball: Huskies Fall at Final Hurdle

Rodney Purivs scores against USF in first round of the AAC tournament Uconn basketball lost to SMU 62-54 in the American Athletic Conference championship on Sunday night dashing their hopes of a bid to play in the NCAA tournament this year. Three wins in four games wasn’t good enough, as only the AAC title would have granted the Huskies a ticket to the big show. After two comprehensive...
Via isportsweb.com
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn Basketball: Reviewing the 2014-2015 season

UConn basketball took a step back this season after winning an unexpected national championship in 2014. After a roller coaster season of moments of disappointment and spurts of jubilation, the Huskies feel short of making the 68 team tournament. Instead, UConn is a four seed in the National Invitational Tournament, better known as the NIT. The Huskies hope to salvage their underachieving...
Via isportsweb.com
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn Basketball: Why the Huskies will win the AAC Championship game

UConn Basketball has sent shock waves through the American Athletic Conference this weekend with their unexpected success. The Huskies upset Cincinnati on Friday night with a buzzer beater by senior guard Ryan Boatright. On Saturday, UConn upset Tulsa after being dominated for nearly the entire game. The Huskies were struggling to get rebounds all game. Tulsa finished with 12 more...
Via isportsweb.com
March 14, 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: Huskies advance to quarterfinals to take on Cincinnati

The sixth seeded UConn Huskies defeated the eleventh seeded University of South Florida Bulls last night 69-43 in the opening round of the American Athletic Conference Championship at the XL Center in Hartford. On their home court, UConn dominated the entire way. The Huskies got off to a quick 17-2 lead. The game seemed out of reach for South Florida from thereon out. The Huskies...
Via isportsweb.com
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Uconn Basketball: Four Huskies Receive AAC Honors

Ryan Boatright Uconn Basketball saw four of its players receive American Athletic Conference honors this week, including senior Ryan Boatright’s unanimous selection to the All-AAC First team as well as Amida Brimah being named AAC Defensive Player of the Year. Their teammates Daniel Hamilton and Pat Lenehan also received awards. Boatright led the American Athletic Conference in...
Via isportsweb.com
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn Basketball: AAC tournament preview

Last season UConn went on arguably the most unprecedented title run of all time. Pulling off five upsets and eventually defeating the Kentucky Wildcats to win the national championship. The Huskies are no stranger to being the underdog. As a 7 seed, the Huskies defied the odds and busted brackets across the nation. With the regular season over UConn basketball has a long way to...
Via isportsweb.com
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Uconn Basketball: Huskies Fall in Final Game of the Season

Uconn Coach Kevin Ollie Uconn basketball traveled to the city of brotherly love on Saturday looking to bounce back from Thursday’s loss to Memphis. Despite a combined 43 point performance from guards Ryan Boatright and Rodney Purvis however, Temple defeated the defending national-champions 75-63. With the loss the Huskies drop to 17-13 overall and 10-8 in the American Athletic...
Via isportsweb.com
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn Basketball: Dramatic finish on senior night

The UConn Huskies men’s basketball team lost a nail biter to the Memphis Tigers on Thursday night 54-53. Gampel Pavilion was packed on senior night in Ryan Boatright’s last game at the historic venue. Over 10,000 fans crammed into the small building. The crowd was loud and vivacious for the entire game. Even when UConn was down by 12 early in the first half the fans knew the...
Via isportsweb.com
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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