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  • Duke's Jahlil Okafor Poses A Huge Problem For UConn

    Duke's Jahlil Okafor Poses A Huge Problem For UConn
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Jahlil Okafor was in the middle of a historic night. By halftime against Elon, he already had a double-double. "My teammates were in my ear, telling me they wanted me to be dominating," Okafor said after Duke's victory...
  • Duke 66, UConn 56: Wrapping Things Up From Izod Center

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – UConn gave Duke a game. It wasn’t the blowout some feared, or predicted. But it wasn’t the win UConn needed, either. So  there was some pride in the way the Huskies played defense, forcing 19 turnovers and holding...
  • UConn Gives No. 2 Duke A Battle But Loses By 10

    UConn Gives No. 2 Duke A Battle But Loses By 10
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — It was an NCAA Tournament atmosphere, but UConn was not about to shock anyone this time. The best the Huskies could do, with a spirited effort, was make Duke uncomfortable. But Duke, ranked second in the nation, lived up...
  • 5 UConn Men's Lessons Learned: The D Can Dominate; The O? Ouch

    5 UConn Men's Lessons Learned: The D Can Dominate; The O? Ouch
    Every game is a learning experience, for those who play and those who watch. In the aftermath of UConn's 66-56 loss to second-ranked Duke on Thursday in East Rutherford, N.J., here's what we learned: 1. Defense is for real: UConn's pressure goaded...
  • After Slow Start, Huskies Take Control, Beat USF 58-44

    After Slow Start, Huskies Take Control, Beat USF 58-44
    TAMPA, Fla. — A lot of players came and went for UConn, Kevin Ollie subbing in clusters almost like a hockey coach. But late in the first half, the Huskies found the right combination and seized control. Finishing the half with a flourish, and...
  • One Problem? Boatright Does It All; UConn Needs Support Group

    One Problem? Boatright Does It All; UConn Needs Support Group
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Mike Krzyzewski missed Ryan Boatright the first time he went through the postgame handshake line, so he made a point of going back to the end. The Duke coach and the UConn senior ended up sharing a moment or two, Coach K...
  • Huskies Spread Christmas Cheer, But Columbia Will Be No Holiday

    Huskies Spread Christmas Cheer, But Columbia Will Be No Holiday
    HARTFORD — There is still roughly three-quarters of the season to play, and the Huskies, having hit the reset button once or twice already, have a chance to do it again. "I remember when I was this small," said Sam Cassell Jr., pointing to one...
  • Kevin Ollie: 'Sooner Or Later, We're Going To Burst Out'

    Kevin Ollie spoke with Connecticut reporters via teleconference Sunday – starting with a new Ollie-ism, as you shall see. The Huskies face Columbia, another good Ivy League team, in Bridgeport on Monday night (plenty of seats still available), and...
  • Huskies Can't Look Past Columbia

    BRIDGEPORT — The Huskies have some idea how this works. Niels Giffey, after he spent a summer with the German national team, returned to Storrs a different, more assertive player last season, and that should still be fresh in their minds. So...
  • Samuel's Injury Rehab Pays Off, Gives UConn Crucial Minutes

    Samuel's Injury Rehab Pays Off, Gives UConn Crucial Minutes
    BRIDGEPORT – Terrence Samuel sprained his right foot late in the game against Duke last Thursday, and by the pain he appeared to be in as he left the building, his chances of playing four days later did not look good. He didn't practice Saturday,...
  • UConn 80, Columbia 65: Wrapping Things Up At Webster Bank Arena

    BRIDGEPORT – Twas three nights before Christmas and all through the lot, something was stirring – UConn’s jump shot.   Three-pointers were falling through the cylinder with flare, under Rodney Purvis’ jumper there was finally...