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Joe D’s Notebook

From left: Ryan Boatright, Omar Calhoun, Shabazz Napier vs. Houston, Jan. 30, 2014. (Courtesy Bob Stowell/UConn)

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK January 31st

FRIDAY, JANUARY 31: Trying to figure out sports is sometimes impossible. On New Years Eve, without 2 injured starers, Houston shocked UConn 77-74 in the AAC opener. Then last night, with those two starters back […]

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Kentan Facey vs. Temple, Jan. 21, 2014. (Bob Stowell/UConn)

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK – January 26th

SUNDAY, JAN 26- What do the hammer and the nail. the Yankees and Red Sox , pre 2004, and UConn and Rutgers in men’s basketball have in common. All are rivalries that aren’t rivalries because […]

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Amida Brimah vs. UCF, Jan. 11, 2014. (Courtesy Bob Stowell/UConn)

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK January 19, 2014

SUNDAY JAN 19- 90 seconds into the second half, Gampel Pavilion might have been as loud as it has been in its 24 year history. Shabazz Napier had drained a three to tie UConn and […]

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Shabazz Napier vs. Temple, Jan. 21, 2014. (Bob Stowell/UConn)

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK January 18, 2014

SATURDAY 1-18- Game day with the Cardinals is here. UConn and Louisville for the last time (for now) as conference rivals at what I can guarantee will be an ramped up Gampel Pavilion.Any game with […]

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JOE D’S NOTEBOOK January 16th

GAME DAY- January 16- When the UConn men’s basketball schedule was announced, this week stood out like a sore thumb. At Memphis, 9 PM home to Louisville. Well, the week is here and highly anticipated […]

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DeAndre Daniels vs. Harvard, Jan. 8, 2013. (Stephen Slade/UConn)

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK January 12th

SUNDAY- JAN 12: Desperate for a conference win, the UConn men may have pieced together their best all around effort of the season on Saturday at Gampel Pavillion with an 84-61 win over UCF. The […]

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Kevin Ollie (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK January 9th

THURSDAY JANUARY 9: On our pre game interview last night, Kevin Ollie told me his Huskies had hit the “reset” button from the two losses in Texas. About 3 1/2 hours after the coach said […]

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JOE D’S NOTEBOOK January 5, 2014

SUNDAY, 1-5-14: There is no way, or reason, to sugarcoat what happened to the UConn men on Saturday in Dallas. They were beaten in every way by SMU and the 74-65 final score is indicative […]

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Ryan Boatright vs. Maine, Dec. 6, 2013. (Courtesy Bob Stowell/UConn)

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK January 1, 2014

1-1-14, DALLAS: Calendar year 2013 got off to a rough start for the UConn Men’s basketball team but it was nothing compared to the way it ended. 364 days after the heartbreaking overtime loss at […]

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Kevin Ollie (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK 12/31/2013

DEC 31,2013- HOUSTON- And so it begins. Not another new year, not for 13 hours at least. But the UConn men’s basketball teams journey into the unknown, that being the American Athletic Conference. It is […]

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