UConn Basketball News
1-26-15: The University of Connecticut Huskies had an up and down week last week and come into the new week fresh off a loss at the hands of Tulsa. Before the loss to Tulsa the Huskies had won three straight games and five out of their last six in the Men’s College Basketball season. After the loss to Tulsa last week UConn’s overall record was left at 9-6 on the season while their American Athletic Conference record fell to 2-2 on the season. UConn started their week off by traveling out on the road to Stanford’s Maples Pavilion to take on the Stanford Cardinal from the Pac 12. During the contest UConn and Stanford played a closely contest game in the first half before the Cardinal took over in the second half. Stanford outscored UConn by 10 points in the second half behind 23 points from Chasson Randle and 18 points from Anthony Brown in a 72-59 victory over the Huskies. UConn’s attack was led by 14 points from Rodney Purvis but only one other Huskies player scored in double figures in the loss to Stanford. The Huskies will then finish their week off back at home inside Gampel Pavilion when the team plays host to the UCF Knights. During the contest the Huskies took a quick lead over UCF and rode that momentum to a 6 point lead at halftime over the Knights. UConn jumped back out on top of UCF to start the second half scoring 13 of the first 20 points led by Ryan Boatright and his 18 point outburst. UCF countered with 13 points from B.J. Taylor but it was not enough in a 67-60 loss to UConn. UConn finished their week off by posting an overall record of 10-7 (3-2 American). Catch UConn next week as the team stays home inside the XL Center to play host to the South Florida Bulls before finishing their week off on the road inside Fifth Third Arena taking on the Cincinnati Bearcats.
1-22-15: The University of Connecticut Huskies came off a good week where the team started their AAC Conference schedule. With their first conference victory and a victory over Florida UConn improved
their record to 8-5 and 1-1 in the conference on the Men’s College Basketball season. UConn started
their week off by staying home inside the XL Center to play host to their American Athletic Conference
rivals the Cincinnati Bearcats. During the contest Cincinnati jumped out to an early lead that resulted in
a four point lead at halftime before the guard play of UConn took over the game. The Huskies guards led
by 18 points from Ryan Boatright, 11 points from Rodney Purvis and 12 points from Omar Calhoun went
on to outscore the Beartcats by 10 in the second half. UConn went on to beat Cincinnati behind a tough
defense and timely shooting from their guards in a 62-56 victory. UConn would then finish their week off
by traveling to Tulsa’s Reynolds Center to take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in a road game. During the
contest Tulsa extended their own personal winning streak to six games while stopping the UConn
winning streak at three games with a 66-58 victory over the Huskies. The UConn attack was led by 16
points from Daniel Hamilton but it was not enough in the loss to Tulsa. The Golden Hurricanes enjoyed
21 points from James Woodard in the big victory over UConn. UConn finished their week off by posting
an overall record of 9-6 (2-2 American). Catch UConn next week as the team travels to Maples Pavilion
to take on the Stanford Cardinal before finishing their week back at home in the XL Center playing host to the UCF Knights.
1-12-15: The University of Connecticut Huskies came into this week sporting a 6-5 record on the season which left the team unranked in Men’s College Basketball this season. UConn is a member of the American Athletic Conference and has already begun conference play with a loss to Temple and looks to improve in their next conference contest. UConn started their week off by traveling to Florida to take on the Florida Gators from the SEC inside Stephen C. O’Connell Center. During the contest Florida jumped out of the gate all over UConn and looked well on their way to victory after one half of play. The Gators attack was a one man show run by Dorian Finney-Smith and the Huskies did a better job in the second half of holding Smith and his Florida teammates at bay as the UConn launched a second half comeback. The Huskies and Ryan Boatright came all the way back in the second half to tie the game and eventually win the contest in come from behind fashion by the final score of 63-59. For UConn’s final game of the week the team traveled to USF to take on the USF Bulls inside the USF Sun Dome. During the contest UConn had a slow start against the Bulls before turning up the tempo late in the first half. UConn’s attack was led by 13 points from Amida Brimah and 10 points from Ryan Boatright as the Huskies survived USF’s attack 58-44. The Bulls scoring was led by 12 points from Corey Allen Jr. on the night but it was not enough in the eventual loss to the Huskies. UConn finished their week off by posting an overall record of 8-5 (1-1 American). Catch UConn next week as the team stays home in North Carolina to host the Cincinnati Bearcats before finishing the week out on the road facing off against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.
1-2-15: The University of Connecticut Huskies came into this week with a less than impressive 5-4 record which left the team unranked in Men’s College Football this year. UConn is a part of the American Athletic Conference and the team is preparing to start their conference schedule soon. The Huskies have just a handful of non-conference games left remaining on their schedule before their conference push begins. UConn started their week off by staying home inside the XL Center to play host to the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils. During the contest UConn held Central Connecticut St. down all afternoon long with a strong defense that forced 14 turnovers, blocked five shots and stole the ball eight times. UConn’s offense was on point as well during the contest as the team shot 53% from the field while being led by top scorer Ryan Boatright who had 18 points. UConn allowed just one CCS to score in double figures in the contest when Greg Andrade scored 13 points in an 81-48 loss to the Huskies. For the next UConn game the team stayed home inside the XL Center to finish their week off playing host to the Temple Owls. During the contest these two teams played a highly contested and close game that could not be decided after two halves. An overtime period was forced after Amida Brimah’s 12 points completed a second half comeback for the Huskies. UConn could not ride the momentum in the extra period though as Jesse Morgan’s 17 point night for the Owls was the difference in a 57-53 victory over the Huskies. UConn finished their week off by posting an overall record of 6-5 which still left the team unranked in Men’s College Basketball at week’s end. Catch UConn next week as the team spends the week out on the road facing off with the Florida Gators inside the BB&T Center and the South Florida Bulls inside the USF Sun Dome.
12-26-14: The University of Connecticut Huskies played one game this week before closing the schools and their subsequent basketball programs for the holiday and Christmas break against the Columbia Lions at home in the XL Center. In the contest the Huskies had their hands full with the Lions in the first half as the Columbia team only trailed by three points at halftime behind 24 points from Maodo Lo. UConn took over in the second half behind a combined 41 points from Ryan Boatright and Rodney Purvis as the team posted 41 points in the second half to easy beat Columbia by the score of 80-65. With the victory UConn took a 5-4 record into the off week after losses to #2 Duke and #7 Texas earlier in the season. UConn will start American Conference play after the break and as of right now will not play another ranked team for the remainder of the season. Catch UConn next week as the team stays home in Connecticut to play host to the Central Connecticut St. Blue Devils and the Temple Owls inside the XL Center.