Connecticut Rumors & News

  • Brimah Joins Purvis In Returning To UConn For Senior Season

    Hartford Courant "The two-month process of collecting feedback from the NBA is complete, and Amida Brimah will be returning to UConn for his senior season. Shortly after the Huskies' season ended on March 20, Brimah, the 7-foot center from Ghana, joined Huskies teammates Rodney Purvis and Daniel Hamilton in..." May 24

  • UConn's Rodney Purvis to return for senior season

    Hartford Courant "Rodney Purvis will remove his name from NBA Draft consideration and return to UConn to play as a fifth-year senior. "One more!!!!" Purvis tweeted on Friday morning, adding, "Sincerely, Purv." After the season ended, Purvis, the team's leading scorer, was one of three Huskies to test the new..." May 06

  • Center Zach Brown And UConn Basketball Officially Cut Ties

    Hartford Courant "Zach Brown, the 7-foot center from Miami and one of the top recruits in the Class of 2017, will not be coming to UConn. Brown, who committed to UConn in January but was later released from Putnam Science Academy, will be parting ways with UConn by mutual agreement, according to Scout.com's Evan..." May 05

  • Renewing A Great Rivalry: UConn Men Will Play Syracuse At Madison Square Garden Dec. 5

    Hartford Courant "The UConn-Syracuse men's basketball rivalry has been renewed. There will be a game between the Huskies and Orange at Madison Square Garden in New York on Dec. 5. And they could make this a regular event. The schools, longtime rivals in the old Big East, have been talking about playing as..." May 04

  • UConn Lands Guard Christian Vital; Convinced After Kevin Ollie Says He's Staying Put

    Hartford Courant "UConn landed another recruit, adding to its already highly rated incoming freshman class. Shooting guard Christian Vital tweeted his intention to join the Huskies on Friday. "New England you stuck with [me] through my hardships and struggles I'm glad I have the chance to repay you," Vital..." April 29

  • Former UConn big man Tyler Olander working out with Toronto Blue Jays

    Sportzedge "Tyler Olander has more national championships than Jim Boeheim. Let’s just get that out of the way. When the two-time national champ (2011 and 2014) broke his right foot while playing professionally in Spain this past winter, he figured he might have accomplished everything that he could have..." April 28

  • Kevin Ollie: UConn coach "intrigued" by Los Angeles Lakers job

    UPI "Connecticut men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie is a producer of immediate success. In his second season as Huskies coach, he led the team to a national title. Now the 43-year-old is intrigued about coaching one of the NBA's most storied franchises, according to the Los Angeles Daily..." April 26

  • Report: Rodney Purvis Latest UConn Player To Declare For Draft

    Hartford Courant "Rodney Purvis will join teammates Daniel Hamilton and Amida Brimah and test his viability for the NBA draft. Purvis, UConn's top scorer last season, is not expected to hire an agent right away, which would preserve his option to return next season. However, Purvis, who has been in college four..." April 01

  • Kansas impresses while upending UConn

    The Sports Xchange "DES MOINES, Iowa -- Kansas secured its spot in this year's Sweet 16 by picking up its 16th consecutive win on Saturday, as the top-seeded Jayhawks defeated ninth-seeded Connecticut, 73-61, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament's South Regional held at Wells Fargo Arena. Nearly from the..." March 20

  • Connecticut 72, Memphis 58

    The Sports Xchange "After missing out in 2015 and not having the chance to defend their 2014 championship, the Connecticut Huskies are headed back to the NCAA Tournament. The Huskies (24-10) dominated for most of the game, five players scored in double figures, to win the American Athletic Conference title,..." March 13

  • Connecticut 77, Temple 62

    The Sports Xchange "Forward Daniel Hamilton's 19-point, 11-rebound effort pushed fifth-seeded Connecticut past top-seeded Temple 77-62 on Saturday at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., earning a berth in the American Athletic Conference Tournament title game. Forward Shonn Miller added 19 points for the Huskies..." March 12

  • UConn 67, UCF 46

    The Sports Xchange "Perhaps inching closer to an NCAA Tournament berth, UConn beat Central Florida 67-46 Sunday afternoon at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Conn., in the regular-season finale for both teams. Forward Daniel Hamilton led UConn (21-10, 11-7 American) with 12 points despite playing just 17 minutes...." March 06

  • No. 24 SMU tops UConn, stays tied for AAC lead

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- SMU stayed in position to win its second consecutive American Athletic Conference regular-season title thanks to an 80-54 dismantling of Connecticut on Thursday at Moody Coliseum. No. 24 SMU (25-4, 13-4) is tied with Temple for the AAC lead with one game remaining. Although Temple..." March 04

  • Houston 75, Connecticut 68

    The Sports Xchange "Damyean Dotson scored 12 of his 22 points in the second half, including a 3-pointer with 1:08 remaining, as Houston defeated Connecticut 75-68 on Sunday at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Conn. The Cougars (21-8, 11-6) outscored UConn 16-9 after the game was tied at 59 with 5:45 to play. Earlier..." February 28

  • Connecticut 81, USF 51

    The Sports Xchange "Guard Rodney Purvis scored 18 points as Connecticut crushed USF 81-51 on Thursday in Tampa, Fla. Forward Shonn Miller recorded 16 points and seven rebounds for the Huskies (20-8, 10-5 American Athletic), who are tied for third in the conference - one game behind Temple and SMU. Freshman..." February 25

  • Cincinnati 65, Connecticut 60

    The Sports Xchange "Cincinnati took control early and held Connecticut to nine points in the first 10 minutes of the second half to beat the Huskies 65-60 on Saturday afternoon in American Athletic Conference play at Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati. Forward Gary Clark and guard Jacob Evans III led the Bearcats..." February 20

  • Brimah, UConn take down No. 21 SMU

    The Sports Xchange "HARTFORD, Conn. -- Eight weeks after surgery to repair the broken middle finger on his right hand, Connecticut junior center Amida Brimah decided it was time to play without the protective tape. Chances are the tape is gone for the rest of this season. Brimah scored 16 points, grabbed eight..." February 18

  • Connecticut 75, Tulsa 73

    The Sports Xchange "STORRS, Conn. -- Junior guard Rodney Purvis hit a running jump shot with 42.8 seconds left and forward Daniel Hamilton and guard Sterling Gibbs combined to make six consecutive free throws in the final 24 seconds as Connecticut held off Tulsa 75-73 on Saturday night in an American Athletic..." February 13

  • Five-star junior center Zach Brown commits to UConn

    USA Today "Zach Brown, a 7-foot five-star center from Miami (Fla.) Senior, committed to Connecticut on Wednesday. The news was first reported by ESPN.com’s Reggie Rankin. The decision comes after Brown made a second unofficial visit to campus on Tuesday. Brown’s guard Michael Lippman told Rivals.com:..." January 20