Head coach Kevin Ollie

UConn coach and players met the media in New York on Thursday in preparation for Friday night's Sweet 16 matchup against Iowa State.

Head coach Kevin Ollie and Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg have a long relationship that goes back to high school. Ollie, from South Central, L.A., and Hoiberg, from Ames, Ia., met each other as seniors on a recruiting trip to Arizona.

Hoiberg stayed local, going to Iowa State while Ollie went 3,000 miles East to Storrs, Conn.

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