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UConn picked up a major piece to the Class of 2016 with Miller Grove, Georgia point guard Alterique Gilbert giving his commitment to play for the Huskies.

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UConn sits in a precarious position heading into their final tune-up against Central Connecticut on Sunday at noon at the XL Center (1 p.m., SNY).

UConn, coming off a win over Columbia, is 5-4 on the season. It's a record the Huskies aren't used to having, but the American Athletic Conference's weakness has led the Huskies to invert their schedule.

UConn went hard in the non-conference, Texas, Duke, West Virginia, and even has dates left with Stanford and Florida.

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UConn guard Ryan Boatright will be a major factor for the Huskies, but he'll have plenty of help.

HARTFORD, Conn. --- Daniel Hamilton had the reputation coming in as a scorer.

He's much more than that.

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East Hartford, CT, USA; Connecticut Huskies linebacker Jefferson Ashiru (32) intercepts the pass intended for UCF Knights wide receiver Jordan Akins (88) in the second half at Rentschler Field. UConn defeated UCF 37-29. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

STORRS, Conn. --- UConn head coach Bob Diaco has thought long and hard about Army's offense and the triple-option attack.

He's had to defend all the versions, Army, Navy's and the Air Force. He has watched what that offense does to players before and after games. He has even thought about how it would be implemented if he wanted to do it.

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Florida guard prospect Prince Ali announced on twitter that he has decided to de-commit from UConn and will open up his recruiting.

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Ali led his Sagemont High (Weston, Fla.) team to a 33-0 record as a junior this past season. Ali's?a -foot-4 180-pound shooting guard prospect. The Huskies are coming off a national title, Kevin Ollie signed a contract extension, so the de-commitment is perplexing, but he did say the Huskies will remain in consideration.

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Fresh off a national championship, UConn coach Kevin Ollie is going to be in demand.

UConn's head coach -- off a national championship in his first time in the NCAA tournament -- is going to be contacted by the Lakers about their head coaching job according to ESPN.

Here are the specifics from ESPN:

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UConn and Duke are near an agreement to play just prior to Christmas in a game at the Meadowlands in New Jersey ESPN's Andy Katz is reporting.

The 2014 NCAA champs will play just prior to Christmas as the Huskies bolster their non-conference schedule after winning the national championship.

UConn will have a return game at Florida, a home game against Texas and also a trip to Puerto Rico for a tip-off that will feature? Dayton, West Virginia , New Mexico, Texas A&M, Boston College, George Mason and the College of Charleston.

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STORRS, Conn. --When UConn offensive line coach Mike Foley wants to show his young offensive line how he wants things done he takes a trip to the film room.

In the library, archives or whatever system the football program lies the answer to UConn's woes.

It wasn't that long ago that UConn used to dominate on the ground. An All-American season by Donald Brown was followed by having to 1,000 yard rushers in one season, followed by another All-American season by Jordan Todman.

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The final is set, UConn vs. Kentucky in a matchup of the 2011 and 2012 national champions.

The Huskies last played Kentucky in the 2011 Final Four, a UConn win.

The matchup is one that few picked at the beginning of the tourney. Kentucky was an eight seed and coming off a loss to Florida in the SEC tournament. UConn was busy losing to Louisville for the third time.

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DeAndre Daniels dunked the ball against Florida on Saturday. UConn plays for the national title on Monday night.

Kevin Ollie grabbed the microphone at UConn's final home game of the year and told the crowd that remained that he plans on coming back to Gampel in early April to celebrate a national title.

UConn was barely just ranked at the time, was a couple of days before being drubbed by 33 at Louisville, and perhaps the only one who believed that UConn was setting up for another title run was Ollie himself.

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Florida coach Billy Donovan doesn't have to read or watch much tape to know what Shabazz Napier is all about.

The Gators, 30-2 on the season, were one of his victims this season when Napier made a four-point play in the final two minutes, then hit the game winner in the famous 65-64 UConn win over Florida on Dec. 2 .

That game was a lifetime ago, but Donovan knew back then how dangerous Napier is, and he knows that if the Huskies are going to have any chance at upsetting Florida that it's going to start with the senior for Roxbury, Mass.

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We all know that Florida hasn't lost since Dec. 2, 30 games in a row. We also know who beat them, UConn on a last second shot by Napier.

A lot has changed in college basketball since that day and there are a lot of differences on the UConn team than the one who beat Florida.

From the marked improvement of Amida Brimah as a shot blocker, to the much-improved rebounding of the Huskies as a team to major turnover in rotations, the Huskies are a lot different than they were Dec. 2.

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NEW YORK -- It started so well for the Huskies, jumped out to a quick 10 point lead, but the shots stopped falling.

Michigan State leads UConn at the half 25-21 thanks to 3-point shooting, and some terrible UConn shooting. UConn shot 27.8 percent in the first half and 2 of 12 from 3-point range. Michigan State wasn't much better, shooting 37.8 percent, but the Spartans hit six 3-pointers. That was the difference.

UConn finished 3 of 21 after a hot start.

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UConn (29-8) vs. Michigan State?(29-8)

When: 2:20 p.m. EST

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UConn will play Michigan State in the East Regional Final at Madison Square Garden on Sunday afternoon at 2:20 p.m.

The No. 4 seed Spartans knocked off top-seed Virginia 61-59 in the second game on Friday night.

UConn and Michigan State have been two of the better college basketball programs in the last 15 years and since 1998 have had several memorable games.

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The Garden was UConn's home.

Win another, and they are headed out to Dallas.

UConn's DeAndre Daniels scored 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Huskies shot 52 percent in a Sweet 16 win over Iowa State at MSG.

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UConn (28-8) vs. Iowa State?(28-7)

When: 6:17 p.m. EST

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It used to be an annual tradition for many. UConn to the Big East tournament on MSG was an absolute holiday for fans of the Huskies for 20 years.

If the Huskies happened to get to the semifinals on Friday night, the tickets would become some of the more sought after in the Northeast.

All those fans who didn't get to spend their money on the BET will get a chance this week for something better -- the NCAA regional.

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UConn (27-8) vs. Villanova (29-4)

When: 9:40 p.m. EST

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There's something about the desperation of March that tests character.

The UConn men's basketball team has been through a lot of adversity since it last won an NCAA tournament game. With Shabazz Napier struggling, and St. Joseph's poised for the Round of 64 and the end of the season, UConn Player of the Year candidate turned to other players.

Amida Brimah's three-point play with 39 seconds left helped force overtime, and in the extra frame Napier showed.

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UConn (26-8) vs. St. Joseph's (24-9)

When: 6:55 p.m. EST

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President Barack Obama has Michigan State winning the national title and a Final Four of Michigan State, Louisville, Arizona and Florida.?

Those four teams are the favorites to get to the Final Four despite Louisville and Michigan State seeded fourth.

Obama has UConn defeating St. Joseph's in the Round of 64 on Thursday, but falling to second-seeded Villanova on Saturday.

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Ignore the seed, look at the draw.

For UConn, a No. 7 seed in the East in Buffalo, it doesn't look as terrible as getting a No. 7 seed would suggest.

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UConn will play its first NCAA game in two years as the No. 7 seed in the East. The Huskies will play No. 10 St. Joe's with No. 2 seed Villanova looming.

The games will take place in Buffalo.

The Huskies and the American got little respect from the committee with Louisville a shocking four seed, with Cincinnati a No. 5 and Memphis and eight seed. ?Louisville is in the Midwest. The rest are in the East.

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Louisville coach Rick Pitino did the soft politic on Saturday night. After winning the American Athletic Conference with a 71-61 win over UConn, Pitino gave an opinion on where the Cardinals should be. ?

He said he thinks Louisville would be a one seed. Certainly, it plays like one seed, and then said he doesn't politic. Which was an incredible bit of politicking in itself.

?We?ll probably be a one seed,? Pitino told ESPN's Andy Katz postgame.

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One of the worst blowout loses in UConn history didn't knock the Huskies out of the top 25.

UConn checks in at No. 21 in the AP and USA Today Coaches Poll this week despite an 81-48 loss to Louisville on Saturday.

The Huskies (24-7) are one of five AAC teams in the top 25 this week, the most of any conference in the country heading into the AAC tournament on Wednesday in Memphis. UConn plays No. 19 Memphis in the 4/5 game on Thursday night. ?The Huskies were No. 19 last week.

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NEW YORK -- The UConn football team will play a road game at Yankee Stadium next Nov. 8 when it plays Army.

It's an away game on the schedule for the Huskies, but as far as everyone else is concerned it mind as well be at home.

UConn and Army's game at Yankee Stadium is 52 miles from West Point and a two hour drive from Storrs. ?UConn is trying to position itself as a New York team and the Yankees agree with that notion.

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STORRS, Conn. -- Shabazz Napier had 26 points including a career-high seven 3-pointers and Niels Giffey had a career-high 16 points.

Against Rutgers, it was enough ?-- barely.

In a game that started with an overflow of emotion because of Senior Night, the Huskies ended the night flat. UConn nearly let a nine point lead crumble in an excruciating final five minutes before escaping with an 69-63 win at Gampel Pavilion.

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UConn's basketball practice facility was hit with a stop work order over the weekend for two sub-contractors by the Connecticut Department of Labor, but the construction of the facility continues the university said on Tuesday. ?

According to the university, UConn received word from its general contractor Daniel O'Connell and Sons that the Department of Labor visited the site and issued stop-work orders for two companies that were subcontracted to perform specific and limited work on the site. The two sub-contractors issued "stop work" were Intex of Glastonbury and the subcontractor it brought in in J&V Construction. Those two contractors were brought in to catch up on work involving taping of sheet rock together according to the school.

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The UConn football team will open up the Bob Diaco era with a national TV game.

The season opener against BYU at Rentschler Field was moved to Friday, Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. and will be on ESPN. The game was originally scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 28. UConn typically plays mid-week games to open the season before Labor Day weekend.

?It is a great honor to be selected by ESPN to be the Friday night national game to begin the 2014 college football season,? said UConn head coach Bob Diaco in a release. ?The matchup between two nationally-recognized teams with UConn vs. BYU will provide an electric game day atmosphere at Rentschler Field. The excitement created with our new UConn team and fan experience will prove to make August 29th an unforgettable night at The Rent!?

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STORRS, Conn. -- UConn will honor the 1999 championship today.

After the 2014 team will try and position itself for a run.

The past meets the present today as UConn hosts SMU. Former UConn players from the 1999 title team will be on hand, including Khalid El-Amin, who will go into the Huskies of Honor, as well as former All-American Richard Hamilton, who won an NBA Championship with the Pistons, coached by SMU's Larry Brown at the time.

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HARTFORD, Conn. -- There is a snowstorm coming into the Northeast tonight, and USF is looking like it is already thinking of the sun of Tampa, Fla. ?Something but basketball has to be on their mind. ?

The numbers at the half of UConn's 45-14 lead over USF look very much like a women's game. UConn leads by 31, held USF to 4 of 23 shooting and took a 31-point lead into the half on a Lasan Kromah steal and dunk.

This one was over early, UConn dropped out to a 5-0 lead, and was never close as the Bulls look disinterested. UConn is without Omar Calhoun and Tyler Olander, but that hasn't stopped them at all.

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UConn added a Power 5 conference team to the schedule late this decade as the school announced a home and home game with Illinois on Tuesday.

The Huskies will host the Illini Sept. 7 2019 and will visit Illinois in 2020.

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UConn is still a Top 25 team as the AP Poll this week put the Huskies No. 24.

The Huskies are one of five AAC teams -- tied for the most in the nation -- in the AP Poll.

The Huskies were 1-1 last week with a win over UCF on Sunday and a 63-58 loss to No 10. Cincinnati.

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Still smarting from a loss at Cincinnati, UConn put some distance on Central Florida and never was threatened.

Lazan Kromah scored 17 as did Shabazz Napier and five UConn players were in double figures in a 75-55 win in Orlando on Sunday night.

UConn improves to 18-5, 6-4 in the AAC and rebounded for a difficult loss at Cincinnati on Thursday.

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Cincinnati's Sean Kilpatrick won the showdown with Shabazz Napier on Thursday.

He also won the game to keep No. 7 ?Cincinnati undefeated in the AAC.

Kilpatrick scored 26 points, 17 in the second half, as Cincinnati rallied from a 10-point deficit to beat UConn 63-58.

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UConn confirmed a govolsextra report today that UConn's two-game series with the Huskies that would have brought the Vols to Rentschler Field next year is off, for now.

The game was scheduled for Sept. 26 2015 at Rentschler Field with a return game in 2016.

Tennessee and UConn agreed to suspend the series. That 2015 and 2016 games will not happen, and new dates will be determined by 9/26/15 according to UConn.

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UConn and Cincinnati are the marquee programs in the American Athletic Conference.

Tonight's game in Cincinnati has everything that the AAC is looking for.

No. 7 Cincinnati hosts No. 22 UConn and the two best players in the conference (apologies to Russ Smith) in Sean Kilpatrick and Shabazz Napier.

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The UConn men are back in the AP Top 25.

Coming off last Thursday's win over Houston UConn is ranked No. 22 in the latest AP poll, though it remains unranked in the coaches poll.

The Huskies will head to Cincinnati to face No. 7 Cincinnati on Thursday. The coaches poll put UConn 27th, but Ohio St. remained in at No. 25.

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STORRS, Conn. -- UConn F DeAndre Daniels will miss tonight's game against Houston as he nurses an injured right ankle.

Daniels injured the ankle in Saturday's win over Rutgers, and returned in the second half after he hurt it, but was placed in a protective boot and didn't practice on Wednesday. The Huskies are off for a week before they play at Cincinnati, and with the teeth of the schedule coming the Huskies are sitting the limited Daniels out.

The Huskies will start F Niels Giffey in his place. If the Huskies need more size and rebounding, Tyler Olander, Phil Nolan and Kentan Facey could play with Amida Brimah in a bigger lineup.

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The game remains a mystery.

Few watched UConn's Dec. 31 loss to Houston. New Year's Eve celebrations and the 9 p.m. start time made most of Huskies nation look the other way at the game. But, once the New Year came, and perhaps those who woke up New Year's Day, the score kind of hit everyone over the head.

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UConn may not get the highest rated recruits in the nation, but when they leave UConn the good ones earn a nice living.

UConn men's basketball players make the second highest combined salary in the NBA according to Business Insider. UConn's 12 players in the NBA make about $77.5 million in salary. That's second to Kentucky, which has 21 players in the NBA who make over $77 million. Here is the top 20 list. ?Duke is third on the list.

The Top 8 teams are all national programs with ?national championships on their resume.

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HARTFORD, Conn. -- There is snow in Connecticut that kept many away, it appears one of the no shows is the Temple defense.

UConn, coming off a loss to Louisville on Saturday, leads 48-34 at the half against a disinterested Temple team shooting 59.2 percent from the floor.

Shabazz Napier has 15 points, before he left with two fouls. DeAndre Daniels has 10 for the Huskies, who are getting any shot it wants and show no signs of slowing down against a struggling Owls team. ?Eight UConn plays scored a point in the first half and the Huskies were 7 of 14 from 3-point range.

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UConn hung on against Maryland. UConn escaped against BC and Indiana. That win over Harvard? The best player wasn't on the floor.

How about that great win over Florida? It was lucky, and the best player of Florida wasn't on the floor the last five minutes.

Yadda, Yadda, Yadda.?

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EAST HARTFORD, Conn -- The Tim Boyle era has begun and that's reason for excitement.

The talent is evident.

But the results?

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T.J. Weist will coach his first game as interim coach on Saturday against USF.?

Hope, change and excitement are the words dejour of the week for UConn as it plays USF.

There's something about a coaching change that gives hope and excitement.

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