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  • Luke Murray rejoins Hurley as assistant coach at UConn

    Hartford Courant "Luke Murray, who coached with Dan Hurley at Wagner and Rhode Island, is joining his staff at UConn as assistant coach, the school announced Monday. Murray’s hiring is pending the completion of the university’s employee onboarding process. “Luke has a high..." May 04

  • UConn Huskies star Paige Bueckers undergoes right ankle surgery

    ESPN "UConn women's basketball guard Paige Bueckers, who won all but one of the national player of the year awards as a freshman this past season, had surgery on her right ankle, the school announced Saturday. The procedure, which took place Friday, was to repair an osteochondral..." May 01

  • Ex-UConn HC Kevin Ollie joins Overtime Elite program as head coach

    The Athletic "Without a strong sense of faith, it’s hard to accomplish anything. Life can take you on unexpected journeys and things don’t always go the way you want. But you have to find purpose through the pain, and strength through the struggle. The past few years have allowed me to..." April 12

  • Iowa's Luka Garza, UConn's Paige Bueckers named Naismith Trophy winners

    The Score "ARI 3:00 PM STAN Apr 4 Iowa's Garza, UConn's Bueckers named Naismith Trophy winners Josh Weinstein 55m ago Carmen Mandato / Getty Images Sport / Getty Iowa forward Luka..." April 03

  • How advice from UConn's Paige Bueckers readied Gonzaga's Jalen Suggs: 'She's the GOAT'

    USA Today "With the Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball squad and UConn Huskies women's team both advancing to their respective tournaments' Final Fours, the friendship between two star freshmen on both teams — Paige Bueckers at UConn and Jalen Suggs at..." March 31

  • 10 NBA Prospects You Need To Watch in the NCAA Tournament

    Complex "If you’re a college basketball junkie, you’ve come to the wrong place.  If you’re an NBA fanatic who only tunes into college basketball when it’s NCAA Tournament time, we’re glad you’re here.  While college basketball die-hards..." March 16

  • Geno Auriemma tests positive for COVID-19

    Larry Brown Sports "Geno Auriemma is looking to lead UConn to its 12th NCAA championship since 1995, but the Hall of Fame coach will not be on the sideline for at least the Huskies’ first game. UConn announced on Monday that Auriemma has tested positive for COVID-19. It was determined that he did..." March 15

  • UConn, Dan Hurley agree to 2-year contract extension

    The Score "UConn has finalized a two-year contract extension for men's basketball head coach Dan Hurley, the school announced Friday. Hurley's new deal will tie him to the program through March 2027 and pay him $2.9 million next season. "During Dan's..." March 06

  • 5 college basketball bubble teams in need of a big win

    Larry Brown Sports "March 1 is right around the corner and plenty of college basketball teams are starting to feel the heat. Despite the strangest season we’ve ever see, with games moved, canceled, and heavily affected by COVID-19, the selection committee will still need to sort through varied resumés..." February 26

  • 10 storylines to watch as Big Dance approaches

    The Score "As an unprecedented college basketball season approaches its climax, there's still plenty that needs to be settled ahead of Selection Sunday. Here are 10 storylines to watch in the final month before the Madness begins. Gonzaga pursuing perfection Typically,..." February 01

  • UConn postpones two men's basketball games after sharing court with coronavirus-positive referee

    NBC Connecticut "The UConn men's basketball team's next two games have been postponed after an official from Tuesday's night's matchup against Butler tested positive for COVID-19. The Huskies will begin a daily testing protocol and modified quarantine, according to the school. " January 27

  • UConn's James Bouknight out indefinitely after elbow surgery

    The Score "UConn star James Bouknight will be sidelined indefinitely after undergoing surgery Tuesday on his left elbow, the school announced Wednesday. The 20-year-old sophomore suffered the injury Jan. 5 when a defender fell on his outstretched arm while he was..." January 13

  • UConn men's basketball suspends team activities after positive COVID-19 test

    ESPN "UConn suspended team activities Sunday after a member of the men's basketball program tested positive for COVID-19. According to the school's release, Friday's game against St. John's has been postponed. " December 07

  • UConn could miss season start after player tests positive for COVID-19

    Yardbarker "COVID-19 cases are spreading and spiking throughout much of the country and threatening starts to college basketball seasons.  According to the Associated Press (h/t ESPN), UConn Huskies men's basketball coach Dan Hurley may delay the tipoff of his team's season..." November 12

  • Connecticut emerges as candidate for Big East bubble

    NJ "The Big East Conference is looking into having a men’s basketball bubble at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., among other locations beginning in January due to the pandemic, NJ Advance Media has learned. “We are exploring other bubble options,” said a..." November 09