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  1. DeAndre Daniels drops 24 as UConn fights off Boston University

    Nov 17, 2013, 3:47 PM EST

    DeAndre Daniels

    Through the first three games of the season, UConn junior forward DeAndre Daniels had scored a combined 19 points. On Sunday, Daniels surpassed his season scoring total with a game-high 24 points as the Huskies stayed undefeated with a 77-60 win over Boston University at Gampel Pavilion. Daniels scored 12 points in each half. The…

  2. UConn senior forward Tyler Olander cleared to rejoin team

    Oct 3, 2013, 8:01 PM EST

    Tyler Olander, Justin Jackson

    Last month UConn senior power forward Tyler Olander was suspended indefinitely by head coach Kevin Ollie after the Mansfield, Conn. native was arrested on charges of driving under intoxication. Ultimately that charge was dropped when tests showed that Olander was below the legal limit, with the end result being that Olander was required to pay…

  3. UConn Board of Trustees approve final construction budget for basketball center

    Sep 25, 2013, 6:15 PM EST

    Cloe Poisson/Hartford Courant

    Since the late-1990s, when television contracts began their steady climb to the astronomical levels they reside at today, sport-specific facilities have gained popularity amongst the nation’s richest college programs. In college basketball the need to have your own facility has become even more important, with the presence of such a setup becoming a selling point…

  4. UConn PG Shabazz Napier considered transferring following Jim Calhoun’s retirement

    Sep 13, 2013, 12:35 PM EST

    Shabazz Napier, Kevin Ollie

    Last September former UConn head coach Jim Calhoun announced his decision to retire, handing over a program he built into one of the nation’s best over to Kevin Ollie. And starting point guard Shabazz Napier was none too thrilled with the move, as the man he regarded as a “father figure” would no longer be…

  5. Abdul-Malik Abu and Jared Terrell to announce September 7

    Aug 25, 2013, 3:40 PM EST

    Expressions Elite

    Expressions Elite teammates Abdul-Malik Abu and Jared Terrell have cut their respective list of offers to 10, then four and as of Saturday have reached a conclusion for their college decisions. On Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, the duo will announce their commitments. Abu, a 6-foot-8 power forward from Kimball…

  6. Suspended UConn center Enosch Wolf formally charged in domestic dispute, apologizes

    Feb 13, 2013, 5:09 PM EST

    Enosch Wolf

    Enosch Wolf, the 7-1 center who has been suspended indefinitely from the Connecticut men’s basketball team, was arraigned Wednesday on charges stemming from a domestic dispute that allegedly took place Monday morning, according to the AP. Wolf was charged with 3rd-degree burglary, criminal trespass, and disorderly conduct. According to police, he was arrested Monday morning…

  7. Report: UConn Athletic Director denies Catholic 7 rumors

    Jan 11, 2013, 9:52 PM EST

    Kevin Ollie

    The defection of the Catholic 7 and Louisville’s recent acceptance to the ACC, have left teams like UConn and Cincinnati left in a Big East Conference that looks more and more like Conference USA. Both Cincinnati and UConn are looking for new homes and Friday, following a meeting among Big East administrators in Dallas, rumors began…

  8. Kevin Ollie said the referees did not cost UConn the game

    Jan 2, 2013, 9:22 AM EST

    Shabazz Napier

    With UConn up three, Marquette guard Junior Cadougan drained a 30-footer at the buzzer to force overtime Tuesday night in Milwaukee. The Golden Eagles would go on to win 82-76 in the Big East opener. Cadougan’s late-game heroics set up one of the most bizarre plays of the season. To start the extra frame, the…

  9. DeAndre Daniels emerging as a third option for UConn?

    Dec 7, 2012, 10:40 PM EST

    DeAndre Daniels

    DeAndre Daniels entered the game with relatively low expectations. The sophomore forward had only scored 22 points in the last three games combined (Stony Brook, New Hampshire, and N.C. State). To make matters worse, it was reported that Daniels was battling back spasms since the loss to N.C. State on Tuesday. The 6-foot-8 forward came…

  10. New coach Kevin Ollie, UConn shock No. 14 Michigan State in Germany

    Nov 9, 2012, 9:11 PM EST

    Shabazz Napier

    If there were any questions about Kevin Ollie as the UConn head coach, they are quickly getting answered. Ollie led the Huskies to a 66-62 victory Friday night over No. 14 Michigan State in Germany as part of the Armed Forces Classic. In the process, the first-year head coach has set the theme for UConn.…

  11. Geno Auriemma wants the rims lowered in women’s college hoops

    Oct 22, 2012, 8:30 PM EST

    Geno Auriemma, Kelly Faris, Brianna Banks

    Geno Auriemma has never been short on opinions. We all remember the famous press conference after his UConn women’s team passed the UCLA men’s teams of the 70s for the consecutive wins title. This time, the seven-time national champion head coach spoke out in an article by the Hartford Courant about rules changes. The one…

  12. Kevin Ollie has support from Jim Calhoun, why not all of UConn?

    Oct 19, 2012, 9:19 PM EST

    Kevin Ollie

    Friday afternoon, Andy Katz of ESPN was on the Connecticut campus to watch Kevin Ollie in his first year as the head coach of the Huskies. As Katz reported, Jim Calhoun sat off to the side, offering support for the Ollie and UConn. “I just think it’s good to be here and talk to Kevin…

  13. Jabari Parker to visit Duke Oct. 27, could decide on other visits soon

    Sep 28, 2012, 10:45 PM EST

    Jabari Parker

    The Jabari Parker sweepstakes is quickly coming to a close. The nation’s top-ranked senior is expected to sign in November, before his senior season at Simeon Career Academy (Ill.) begins. The 6-foot-8 small forward is down to 11 schools and according to SNY.tv and ZagsBlog.com’s Adam Zagoria, Parker will  take his first official visit to…

  14. After huge July, 2013 Kentan Facey reportedly commits to UConn

    Aug 9, 2012, 10:36 AM EST

    Kentan Facey

    He was one of the most talked-about players on the AAU circuit during the 2012 live recruiting period, and now he has chosen a school. Lutheran HS (N.Y.) forward Kentan Facey has verbally committed to Connecticut after taking a visit to the school’s campus Wednesday, Zach Braziller of the New York Post is reporting. Facey,…

  15. Quinnipiac and UConn are latest to announce entrance into 2012 Paradise Jam

    May 30, 2012, 12:44 PM EST

    Jim Calhoun

    The state of Connecticut will have two representatives in the 2012 Paradise Jam, set to take place this November in the Virgin Islands. Along with Jim Calhoun and the Connecticut Huskies, Quinnipiac will join the field of eight teams for the annual event. The rest of the field includes New Mexico, Mercer, Illinois-Chicago, Iona, Wake…

  16. Will Jeremy Lamb & Andre Drummond leave for NBA draft or stay at UConn?

    Apr 7, 2012, 2:09 PM EST

    AndreDrummondJeremyLamb

    Not to intentionally revive a dreaded buzzword, but the “eye test” doesn’t look good right now, if Connecticut is hoping to keep Andre Drummond and Jeremy Lamb around for another year in Storrs. This week, the NCAA struck down UConn’s appeal of their ruling to ban the Huskies from the 2012-13 postseason, including the NCAA…

  17. Report: Alex Oriakhi to transfer from Connecticut

    Mar 21, 2012, 4:41 PM EST

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    In the face of impending NCAA sanctions against the program, center Alex Oriakhi will transfer from Connecticut, reports Kevin Duffy of the Connecticut Post. David Borges of the New Haven Register quotes Oriakhi’s mother on Twitter, saying that when asked about the news of her son’s transfer, she did not confirm it and, instead, said…