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Whaley Will Return To UConn For 2021-22 Season. The UConn Press Release

STORRS, Conn. – UConn men’s basketball senior forward Isaiah Whaley has decided to take advantage of the student-athlete option offered by the NCAA and remain at UConn for the 2021-22 season, his fifth year with the Huskies. “Isaiah has worked extremely hard to become one of the most productive players in our program,” UConn Coach …

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Bouknight to enter NBA Draft. The Press Release

STORRS, Conn. – UConn sophomore guard James Bouknight, the Huskies’ leading scorer in the 2020-21 season, announced Wednesday his intention to declare himself eligible for the 2021 NBA Draft, and forgo his final two years of college eligibility. Bouknight (Brooklyn, N.Y.), considered by most draft experts to be a lottery selection, plans to hire an …

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After a strong season, bigger things are on the horizon for UConn

In the day since UConn’s 2020-21 season came to an end in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Maryland, I’ve been thinking about what the main highlight of this year was. You have James Bouknight’s electric 40-point game against Creighton, Tyler Polley’s three-point clinic at Marquette, the destruction of DePaul in the Big …

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One year ago, March 5, 2020: Vital, Huskies thrill raucous Gampel with win over No. 21 Houston

STORRS – For a variety of reasons, the final scene of UConn’s 2019-20 Senior Night, which saw the Huskies defeat No. 21 Houston, 77-71, with Christian Vital taking the mike for an impromptu postgame speech, was hard to envision. Two years ago this month, the Huskies wrapped up a miserable 14-18 season which included eight …

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UConn suffers ‘brual loss’ to St. John’s

STORRS – After losing James Bouknight to an elbow injury halfway through its game to Marquette, UConn found a way to get out of Milwaukee alive with a win despite an 18-point deficit. It then went to Indianapolis and Chicago without its All-American candidate and beat Butler and DePaul, respectively. After jumping out to a …

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UConn earns first Big East win with rout of DePaul

STORRS – From Josh Carlton’s aggression in the paint to Tyrese Martin’s best game in his young UConn career to James Bouknight’s slam dunk competition-worthy windmill, the Huskies emphatically erased the memory of their overtime loss to Creighton 10 days earlier. The 82-61 blowout over DePaul, at a near-silent Gampel Pavilion, was UConn’s first Big …

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Bouknight nearly carries Huskies to upset in Big East return

STORRS – It took 2,834 days to happen with some last-minute delays mixed in, but UConn’s long-anticipated return to the Big East finally took place at Gampel Pavilion. Was it perfect? Hardly. No fans were in attendance, the coronavirus still was lurking (UConn’s Tyler Polley missed the game as he is wrapping up protocol), and, …

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UConn holds off Hartford in college basketball’s new world

STORRS – There are times when it’s easy to forget this “new” world exists. One of them was certainly the gridlock traffic caused by an accident in West Hartford on I-84 Saturday night. Been there, been stuck in that far too many times over the years. But then there are other times when this new …

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UConn announces changes to Division of Athletics

UConn Announces Changes to Division of Athletics STORRS, Conn. – UConn athletics announced today that it will reduce the number of sports it sponsors by four, effective at the conclusion of the 2020-21 season.  This action was taken as part of the university’s overall budget reduction effort and allows athletics to meet a university directive calling …

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