Calhoun Happy With 2011-12 Team

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2011 Championship Ring (Courtesy UConn Athletics Department)

2011 Championship Ring (Courtesy UConn Athletics Department)

By PAT EATON-ROBB,  Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun says he has more talent this season than he had on the team that won the national championship in April.

Calhoun made the comment before a dinner at which the 2010-11 Huskies received their national championship rings.

The coach said having a more talented team doesn’t mean they are going to win another title, but he thinks they can.

UConn returns four starters from the last season’s squad, which went 11-0 in the postseason to win both the Big East and the NCAA titles.

The Huskies add three freshmen this season, including highly-touted 6-foot-11 center Andre Drummond.

But UConn lost star guard Kemba Walker, who left after his junior season for the NBA draft, something he says he does not regret despite the current lockout.

     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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