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  1. Rodney Purvis and Sam Cassell Jr. should give UConn more guard depth than national title team

    Jun 30, 2014, 9:55 PM EDT

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    Even though UConn lost Shabazz Napier to graduation, they’ll have more guard depth in 2014-15 than last season’s national title team.

  2. UConn men’s and women’s basketball visits with President Barack Obama (PHOTO)

    Jun 9, 2014, 7:00 PM EDT

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    The UConn men’s and women’s basketball teams visited with President Barack Obama on Monday.

  3. Did four-star prospect Prince Ali make the right decision by decommitting from UConn?

    May 30, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

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    Four-star prospect Prince Ali made headlines late this week by decommitting from national champion UConn, but did he make the right decision?

  4. UConn’s Kevin Ollie discusses new contract on ‘Dan Patrick Show’ (VIDEO)

    May 23, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

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    UConn head coach Kevin Ollie appeared on “The Dan Patrick Show” Friday.

  5. UConn, head coach Kevin Ollie announce new five-year agreement

    May 22, 2014, 6:08 PM EDT

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    It’s official. UConn and Kevin Ollie have come to agreement on a new five-year deal.

  6. UConn forward Leon Tolksdorf transferring to American

    May 2, 2014, 8:30 PM EDT

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    UConn forward Leon Tolksdorf has opted to transfer to American.

  7. Reports: Kevin Ollie discusses new deal with UConn that could double his annual salary

    May 2, 2014, 6:40 PM EDT

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    UConn and head coach Kevin Ollie are beginning discussions on a new deal.

  8. Ryan Boatright will return to UConn for senior season

    Apr 25, 2014, 5:28 PM EDT

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    UConn guard Ryan Boatright will return for his senior season.

  9. Comparing Shabazz Napier’s 2014 title run to Kemba Walker’s 2011 title run

    Apr 8, 2014, 12:36 AM EDT

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    Comparing the 2014 title run of Shabazz Napier to the 2011 title run of Kemba Walker.

  10. Kevin Ollie embraces emotional Shabazz Napier while watching One Shining Moment (VIDEO)

    Apr 7, 2014, 11:57 PM EDT

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    Kevin Ollie and his UConn Huskies watch One Shining Moment on the AT&T Stadium jumbotron.

  11. Badger forward Zach Bohannon takes a selfie with all four Final Four coaches

    Apr 5, 2014, 10:36 AM EDT

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    Acting on a dare, Zach Bohannon undergoes this Herculean task.

  12. Family, pride in what’s been built keep UConn on solid ground

    Apr 4, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT

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    Less than two years ago the future was uncertain for UConn basketball. But faith and pride in what’s been built has resulted in the program rebounding and reaching the Final Four.

  13. American Tournament: Role players help No. 21 UConn hold off No. 13 Cincinnati

    Mar 15, 2014, 12:27 AM EDT

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    No. 21 UConn advances to the American Athletic Conference title game, and they’ve got their role players to thank for it.

  14. No. 11 Cincinnati’s loss to UConn shows it needs more offensive variety

    Mar 1, 2014, 2:53 PM EDT

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    The No. 11 Cincinnati Bearcats are one of the toughest teams in the country. Nobody will dispute that Mick Cronin’s team can rebound and defend with the best of them. But does Cincinnati have enough scoring and variety on offense to be a major factor in March? After Saturday’s 51-45 road loss to UConn, Cincinnati…

  15. UConn will need to be better as games get tougher

    Feb 26, 2014, 9:42 PM EDT

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    “I definitely enjoy it. I kinda hate playing against teams we’re just going to demolish. I really do. I think I play bad in those games because I don’t even want to play. But I understand that these games right here are much-needed and I think we did what we had to do to win…

  16. Second-half offensive execution does in No. 22 UConn in Cincinnati

    Feb 6, 2014, 9:54 PM EDT

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    No. 22 UConn entered Thursday’s game at No. 7 Cincinnati shorthanded, with junior forward and second-leading scorer and rebounder DeAndre Daniels ruled out due to a case of back spasms. Without Daniels, and with the Bearcats among the nation’s best when it comes to offensive rebounding, at first glance it seemed as if rebounding would…

  17. Report: High ankle sprain sidelines UConn’s DeAndre Daniels for tonight’s game

    Jan 30, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

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    Two games after putting together his best performance of the season, scoring 31 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in a win over Temple, UConn junior forward DeAndre Daniels will miss the Huskies’ game against Houston on Thursday night due to a sprained ankle. The news was first reported by Andrew Catalon of CBS Sports. Daniels…

  18. Kevin Ollie ejected, stalks referees (VIDEO)

    Jan 18, 2014, 11:41 PM EDT

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    Kevin Ollie got ejected in UConn’s loss to No. 18 Louisville on Saturday night, and while it’s hard to justify a coach getting tossed in a game that his team still has a chance to win, it’s hard to criticize Ollie for being upset about the call. I just don’t see a way that Blackshear…

  19. After getting drubbed by Houston, is UConn a flawed basketball team?

    Jan 2, 2014, 10:50 AM EDT

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    It would be easy to look at UConn’s loss to Houston at Hofheinz Pavilion on Tuesday and write it off as the Huskies having a bad night. It was a late tip on New Year’s Eve way out in Houston in an arena that may not have held enough people to fill my old 600-seat…

  20. New Year’s Resolutions: Connecticut Huskies

    Dec 25, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Over the course of the holiday week, we at College Basketball Talk will be detailing what we believe will be the New Year’s Resolutions of some of the nation’s most talented, most disappointing, and thoroughly enigmatic teams. What can we say, we’re in a giving mood. Who else made Resolutions? Click here to find out.…

  21. UConn redshirt Rodney Purvis to miss time after torn labrum

    Dec 16, 2013, 5:35 PM EDT

    T.J. DiLeo, Rodney Purvis

    Rodney Purvis was a McDonald’s All-American that stayed in-state to play at North Carolina State, but the 6-foot-4 Raleigh, NC native opted to transfer after his freshman season to UConn. Purvis must sit out this season, per NCAA transfer rules, but he’ll have three seasons of eligibility left beginning with his redshirt sophomore season next…

  22. UConn lands 2015 commitment from scoring guard

    Nov 25, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    Kevin Ollie

    The Connecticut Huskies are on the board in the 2015 class as head coach Kevin Ollie received a commitment from 6-foot-4 scoring guard Prince Ali from Sagemont Upper School in Weston, Florida. Ali is regarded as a four-star prospect according to Rivals and he comes in as the No. 75 prospect in the 2015 national…