Joe D’s Notebook

(Photo courtesy Robert W. Stowell Jr. UConn)

Joe D’s Notebook: And Just Like That, It’s Over

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK Thursday, March 19- And just like that, it’s over. The UConn men’s basketball season ended suddenly on Wednesday night with a 68-61 loss to Arizona State that looked identical to many of […]

03/19/2015

HARTFORD, CT - MARCH 15:  Ryan Boatright #11 of the Connecticut Huskies walks in to position in the final minutes of a loss to the Southern Methodist Mustangs in the final game  of the American 2015 Championships at the XL Center on March 15, 2015 in Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Joe D’s Notebook: Wrapping Up The AAC Tournament

Monday, March 16, 2015. They tried. Lord knows they tried. The UConn men tried to erase a season long of inconsistency with a four day run at the XL Center. At the end, they couldn’t. […]

03/16/2015

Connecticut v Cincinnati

Joe D’s Notebook: The Quarterfinals of the AAC Tournament

FRIDAY-3-13-15 Technical issues have precluded me from posting before this but it’s good to be back on the blog. And a good time coming off UConn’s easy win in game one of the AAC tournament, […]

03/13/2015

NCAA Men's Final Four - Championship

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK: Believe It Or Not

Thursday, March 05- Believe it or not, the final home game of the regular season is tonight for the UConn men. Memphis comes into Gampel Pavillion to take on the Huskies. Most years, Senior Night […]

03/05/2015

Amida Brimah (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK: Caught Up In Winter

Winter has hit the Carolinas and it isn’t pretty. Not winter like we have experienced over the last six weeks in Connecticut but enough snow and ice to make traveling a nightmare. The UConn Huskies got caught up in it on Tuesday.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–02/25/2015

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JOE D’S NOTEBOOK: No Escape For The Huskies

There’s no escape for the UConn men. No escape from the cold… no escape from 9 PM starts… and, most importantly, seemingly no escape from the inconsistency that has plagued them this season.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–02/19/2015

Ryan Boatright-Robert Stowell Jr UConn

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK: No Snow in New Orleans

What a shock, it’s Monday and it’s snowing. Well, there was no precipitation in New Orleans on Saturday, just a much needed win for the UConn Huskies,beating Tulane 62-53.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–02/09/2015

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JOE D’S NOTEBOOK: Let’s Not Sugarcoat It

There’s no reason to try and sugarcoat what went on last night at Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati. It was a dismal performance by the UConn Huskies and the 70-58 setback was not really indicative of how bad the defending national champions played.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–01/30/2015

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JOE D’S NOTEBOOK: The Toughest Place To Play

For the third time this month, it’s the start of a two game road trip for the UConn men as they visit perhaps the toughest place to play in the AAC (next to Gampel of course)

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–01/29/2015

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JOE D’S NOTEBOOK: No Place Like Home

Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home. The words of John Howard Payne ring true for the UConn men’s basketball team as they return to Gampel Pavilion tonight for the first time since December 5th to host UCF.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–01/22/2015