TheRoundUp 12/22: UConn women make history

HARTFORD CT - DECEMBER 21: Coach Geno Auriemma of Connecticut and his team pose for a picture after defeating Florida State on December 21 2010 in Hartford Connecticut. Connecticut set a record with 89 straight wins without a defeat. Connecticut set a record with 89 straight wins without a defeat. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

UConn Women, Led By Maya Moore, Beat Florida State For 89th Straight Win, Breaking UCLA Men's Streak Record - Courant.com
"Competitive greatness, John Wooden used to say, was being at your best when your best was needed," Auriemma said. "That's what Maya Moore is. Maybe that's what Bria Hartley is. That's what Maya has done through the whole 89 games, she has been at her absolute best when that was needed."

UConn Gets Presidential Congratulations | NBC Connecticut
"No, you're not interrupting anything. … If I called you with a bunch of reporters around you, you would be dying to take my call," Auriemma said. "It's an incredible thing these kids have done. …. We owe you some gratitude for that lesson you gave them on the White House basketball court. It really paid off. … We have not lost since you were inaugurated. Let's keep that streak for a couple more years."

After Setting Record, UConn Women Keep It In Perspective : The Two-Way : NPR
"They weren't holding on to a trophy, they were holding on to each other," NPR's Mike Pesca says.

Harvard presents a stiff test for UConn men - BostonHerald.com
"Harvard doesn’t present a tune-up," coach Jim Calhoun said of the Crimson, who are coached by former Duke guard and Seton Hall head coach Tommy Amaker. "It represents a step into reality, a team that can play."

The Day - Calhoun warns unbeaten Huskies to keep intensity level high | News from southeastern Connecticut
"Basically, we played the scoreboard as opposed to playing the game." Calhoun said following a 76-64 win. "We won't be able to do that on Wednesday (against Harvard). Sure as heck, in a couple of days after Christmas, we can't do that.

Q&A with UConn's Scott Lutrus - Big East Blog - ESPN
It's difficult to go a month without playing a game, but we had that experience the last three years with our bowl games being pretty late, so that definitely helps. I think it's to our advantage to have that extra time to prepare, especially with our coaching staff that is so experienced and does so well watching film.

Curtis Kelly of Kansas State suspended for receiving benefits - ESPN
In a statement, the school said Pullen and senior forward Curtis Kelly were being punished for receiving impermissible benefits in connection with the purchase of clothing at a local department store.

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