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Men's Preview: Huskies Hungry After Hugely Disappointing Finish Last Season

Men's Preview: Huskies Hungry After Hugely Disappointing Finish Last Season

STORRS – The aftermath of UConn's loss in the American Athletic Conference Tournament was bitter. Most players were at their XL Center locker stalls staring blankly into a long offseason.

Rodney Purvis was wiping tears.

"I just never want to witness this feeling again," Purvis said that Sunday afternoon, March 15, as the 13,000 fans were sullenly filing out of the arena.

There were no nets to cut down, no point in watching the selection show, no reason to celebrate, not for an NIT bid. The thought of these experiences drew Purvis and Daniel Hamilton to UConn, not this experience.

"We definitely carried the...

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