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Tubby Smith understands what UConn's Kevin Ollie is going through

New Haven Register - 15 Jan 2018
He replaced a national championship-winning, Hall of Fame coach and won a national title of his own right off the bat. Ultimately, however, the pressure of living up to those early accomplishments — not to mention the past successes of the program ...
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How Kevin Ollie outcoached Johnny Dawkins

The UConn Blog (blog) - 11 Jan 2018
Kevin Ollie's struggles have been discussed the entire season by UConn fans, and with good reason. The team is currently 9-7 with few good wins—and multiple bad losses—one year after a sub-.500 season. In many ways, the program has regressed under ...
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The Kevin Ollie Decision

A Dime Back (blog) - 10 Jan 2018
If you want to experience what our twitter mentions are like, hire a bunch of strangers to follow you around screaming “Fire Kevin Ollie!” at various decibel levels. Apparently Ollie's mentions are similar, leading him to lock his account, go on a ...
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UConn Men, Still Seeking Conference Win, Face East Carolina At XL

Hartford Courant - 06 Jan 2018
“They're scoring with their three guards,” Ollie said, “that's [Isaac] Fleming at the point guard, and B.J. [Tyson] and also [Kentrell] Barkley. The great thing for them, what's kind of unorthodox is they're all lefthanders. We've got to really pay ...
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UConn Men: Five Takeaways From Tough Loss At Tulsa

Hartford Courant - 04 Jan 2018
Ollie went with his 12th different lineup in 14 games, but this isn't as meaningful as it may sound. The big men who start usually draw a foul and are out within two minutes anyway. The Huskies have a lot of frontcourt players who are similar, and none ...
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Men's basketball gameday capsule: East Carolina at UConn

New Haven Register - 05 Jan 2018
Anderson hunts for improvement: Antwoine Anderson has struggled mightily the last three games, missing all 16 of his shots — nine of them 3-pointers. The grad transfer guard seemed hesitant to shoot in Wednesday's double-overtime loss to Tulsa and ...
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Struggling UConn men trying to block out the noise and negativity

New Haven Register - 03 Jan 2018
TULSA ,Okla. — It's out there. It always is these days, when things aren't going well for a particular team or coach. Or both. The noise and negativity gets louder, amplified by social media, message boards, blogs and the like. It's practically ...
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NCAA Has Ruled Against Sidney Wilson; Huskies Can Still Appeal

Hartford Courant - 03 Jan 2018
NCAA spokeswoman Michelle Hosick told the AP that UConn had been informed of its ruling on Wilson on Dec. 20, and given the decision in writing two days later. Hosick wouldn't say what the ruling was, but, obviously, Wilson has still not played and did ...
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The State of UConn Basketball

The UConn Blog (blog) - 29 Dec 2017
After a dismal 2016-2017 season, this one started off with some promise for Kevin Ollie's UConn Huskies. Jalen Adams and Terry Larrier showed signs that they could be all-conference players, it looked like some of the new guys would be able to ...
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UConn Men: Five Takeaways From The Loss At Auburn

Hartford Courant - 24 Dec 2017
Is Kevin Ollie on the hot seat? Of course, he is. This is big-time college basketball, and coaches who aren't winning land on the hot seat, if that's what one wants to call it. Against Arkansas, Syracuse, Auburn, all good, but not great teams, and in ...
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UConn Lets It Slip Away At Tulsa, Losing 90-88 In Double OT

Hartford Courant - 04 Jan 2018
“We've got to get open and fight for the basketball,” Ollie said. “We drew the play, and they were going to play like their life depended on it, we had to get the ball like our lives depended on it, and they out-fought us.” When Isaiah Whaley missed ...
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Column: It's time to start holding the right people accountable

UConn Daily Campus - 17 Jan 2018
It's fair to say that the team may not be all that talented—after all, Kevin Ollie had to scramble to fill scholarship spots after the sudden departure of three would-be starters, and David Onuorah and Antwoine Anderson aren't exactly prized ...
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Put Geno In Charge

Hartford Courant - 02 Jan 2018
The team's performance and reputation in the last several years, however, have become a concern. The team's performance against Arkansas in Oregon was a tipping point for me [Sports, Nov. 28, “UConn Men Moving On From Ugly Loss”]. That blowout was ...
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Men's basketball gameday: UConn at Auburn - New Haven Register

New Haven Register - 23 Dec 2017
On the rebound. Even with a young, relatively inexperienced front line, UConn outrebounded an Arizona team that started two 7-footers on Thursday night, 33-29. The Huskies held the Wildcats to a mere five offensive boards. “(Deandre) Ayton's been ...
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Josh Carlton Emerging as UConn's Best Big Man

The UConn Blog (blog) - 15 Jan 2018
The challenge has kept him busy; his foul rate has skyrocketed since becoming Kevin Ollie's go-to defensive anchor. But that's one of Carlton's few drawbacks as a player, and his positive attributes more than make up for his minimal deficiencies ...

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