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Huskies hold off Georgetown’s upset bid, still win by double digits

STORRS – The old cliché – “that’s why you play the games” – was on full display Tuesday night at Gampel Pavilion. UConn, ranked second in the country and undefeated, had never trailed in the second half in winning each of its 12 games by double digits. The Huskies were 23-point favorites against a Georgetown …

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Bristol’s Clingan makes loud impact in UConn debut

HARTFORD – Dan Hurley knew that sound before. It was a roar the UConn fan base usually reserves for the program’s royalty. During Monday’s season-opener, that special type of ovation, though, was for someone who had never played a minute for the Huskies. With 13:43 left in the first half, Bristol’s Donovan Clingan checked in …

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UConn smothers Seton Hall, rematch set with Nova

NEW YORK – Teams always give the politically correct answer on how they never look past any opponent, but everyone knows the truth in this situation – UConn and Villanova have been eyeing Round 3 since the Big East Tournament bracket was finalized last weekend. In different fashion, each team took care of business Thursday …

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Huskies survive Garden battle with St. John’s

NEW YORK – Tyrese Martin had enough. Following a frustrating loss at Xavier less than 48 hours earlier, the UConn senior was reliving the angst of that defeat in the first half against St. John’s. Martin, thanks to an ill-advised technical foul, found himself on the bench for nearly 12 minutes and the Huskies’ third-leading …

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UConn wins Big East war against Marquette

HARTFORD – Shaka Smart used the word “violence.” Dan Hurley called it “bloody.” Both words accurately described a crucial Big East game featuring two nationally ranked teams in Marquette and UConn. The 24th-ranked Huskies, on the backs of Adama Sanogo (24 points, 15 rebounds) and Tyrese Martin (18 points, 15 rebounds), left a rowdy XL …

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UConn shows fight, but comeback falls short in Big East opener

HARTFORD – The two words kept circling back throughout the postgame press conferences of UConn coach Dan Hurley and Providence coach Ed Cooley: fight and battle. Back in the heart of Big East life, the Huskies, who got a taste of it in last year’s on-again, off-again schedule, know how difficult conference play is in …

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Jackson breaks out in spectacular fashion as Huskies rout LIU

STORRS – Andre Jackson put on a show Wednesday which had UConn coach Dan Hurley reminiscing about his coaching career. Hurley, in his 12th season in the college coaching ranks, came up with some pretty-high praise for him.  “He’s by far the best athlete I’ve ever coached, from speed, quickness to above the rim. I …

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Throwback story on Hall of Fame writer Mark Jaffee…from 2012.

A person running on the sidelines, with their feet secure in a pair of cleats, is hardly an uncommon sight during the high school football season. When that person is not a player, or even a coach, it does, though, stand out. And stand out is what Mark Jaffee, a sportswriter in Connecticut known for …

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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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