Connecticut Rumors & News

  • No. 17 SMU turns back UConn

    The Sports Xchange "HARTFORD, Conn. -- SMU is riding an 11-game win streak under coach Tim Jankovich, is battling Cincinnati for the top seed in the American Athletic Conference tournament and last lost on Jan. 12. Jankovich is on the verge of recording one of the best records for a first-season coach ever at..." February 25

  • UConn in talks about joining Big East

    Fanrag Sports "The Big East and UConn have had recent discussions about the Huskies joining the conference, multiple sources told FanRag Sports. FanRag Sports reported last week that UConn had looked into joining the conference and one source confirmed on Wednesday that the Big East would take the Huskies in..." February 15

  • No. 14 Bearcats stay perfect in AAC with win over UConn

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Kyle Washington scored a career-high 27 points and Gary Clark added 20 points and 11 rebounds as No. 14 Cincinnati defeated Connecticut 82-68 before a sellout crowd of 13,428 on Saturday at Fifth Third Arena. Coach Mick Cronin was only worried about one number, and that was the..." February 04

  • Georgetown second-half comeback stuns Connecticut

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Georgetown overcame a 14-point deficit in the second half as L.J. Peak scored 21 points in a 72-69 victory over Connecticut on Saturday afternoon. Jessie Govan had 15 points for the Hoyas (10-8), who used a 7-0 run late to take the lead for good. Rodney Pryor scored 14 points..." January 14

  • Harper leads Auburn past UConn in OT

    The Sports Xchange "HARTFORD, Conn. -- Freshman guard Jared Harper scored a game-high 22 points, including a go-ahead layup with 27 seconds left in overtime as Auburn survived a late run by Connecticut for a 70-67 victory at XL Center on Friday afternoon. Harper's layup came after freshman forward Danjel..." December 23

  • Ohio State holds off Connecticut

    The Sports Xchange "After Ohio State's home loss this week to a 20-point underdog, the Buckeyes held a players-only meeting. It seemed to work. Seven-foot center Trevor Thompson came off the bench to record career highs of 17 points and 17 rebounds, and Ohio State beat Connecticut 64-60 on Saturday evening at..." December 10

  • UConn slips past Syracuse 52-50

    The Sports Xchange "Fifth-year guard Rodney Purvis scored 21 points and freshman guard Christian Vital came up clutch in his hometown arena as Connecticut defeated former Big East rival Syracuse 52-50 in the Tire Pros Classic on Monday night at Madison Square Garden Monday night in New York. Vital, playing a..." December 05

  • UConn freshman Alterique Gilbert out the rest of 2016-17

    Fanrag Sports "The Connecticut Men’s basketball team received the worst possible news it could Tuesday afternoon. The university released a statement on Tuesday afternoon stating that freshman point guard Alterique Gilbert will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum and will miss the rest of the 2016-17..." November 29

  • No. 13 Oregon beats UConn in Maui consolation final

    The Sports Xchange "LAHAINA, Hawaii -- After a disappointing loss sent Oregon into the consolation bracket at the Maui Invitational, the 13th-ranked Ducks left the island on a two-game winning streak. Senior center Chris Boucher scored 21 points, including five three-pointers, to lead Oregon to a 79-69 win over..." November 23

  • PG Evans leads Oklahoma State past UConn in Maui

    The Sports Xchange "MAUI, Hawaii -- Oklahoma State found out how difficult life can be without point guard Jawun Evans a year ago. Life is good, again, with Evans healthy and having himself some kind of start to the season. Evans fueled a surge from the start for the Cowboys Monday night, finishing with..." November 22

  • UConn holds off Chaminade in Maui tournament

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore guard Jalen Adams flirted with a triple-double, and Connecticut survived a 3-point barrage by Chaminade in a 93-82 win over the Silverswords on Tuesday at the Maui Jim Maui Invitational at Lahaina Civic Center in Lahaina, Hawaii. Adams finished with 25 points, 11 assists and nine..." November 22

  • UConn's Alterique Gilbert suffers dislocated shoulder

    New Haven Register "UConn’s long-overdue first victory of the season might have also been a Pyrrhic one. It was hard-fought, even a bit gutsy. But the Huskies’ 65-62 win over Loyola Marymount at Gersten Pavilion Thursday night came with a price. With less than a minute left in the first half, point guard..." November 18

  • Wagner stuns No. 18 Connecticut

    The Sports Xchange "Wagner coach Bashir Mason had no problem with people calling his team's win over No. 18 Connecticut on Friday night an upset. "Absolutely it IS an upset," Mason said after the Seahawks of the Northeast Conference stunned the Huskies 67-58 in Storrs, Conn. "Probably nobody in the world..." November 12

  • Forward Tyler Polley, 4-Star Recruit, Says He's Coming To UConn

    Hartford Courant "Tyler Polley, a 6-foot-7 forward from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., announced his intention to play for UConn on Tuesday. Polley, who plays for the Sagemont School, is the Huskies' third commit from the Class of 2017, joining guard Makai Ashton-Langford and center Josh Carlton. Polley, who visited..." September 20

  • Josh Carlton Commits To UConn; Second Class Of 2017 Recruit

    Hartford Courant "UConn landed its second recruit from the Class of 2017. Josh Carlton, a 6-foot-9 center from North Carolina, was sold after visiting UConn on Aug. 26, and gave the Huskies his commitment on Wednesday. "I just loved it when I went up there for my visit," said Carlton, from Winterville, N.C.,..." September 15

  • UConn Lands Prized Recruit Makai Ashton-Langford

    Hartford Courant "Makai Ashton-Langford was a UConn fan growing up, but when it came to deciding on a college, he knew he had to take the emotional investment out of it. “UConn was one of my favorite schools,” said Langford, a point guard, considered a four-star recruit in the Class of 2017, “but when I started..." September 06

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