TheRoundUp 11/28: Football, soccer and Boatright make for a satisfying weekend

EAST HARTFORD, CT - NOVEMBER 26: Yawin Smallwood #33 of the Connecticut Huskies celebrates after he recovered a fumble in the fourth quarter against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on November 26, 2011 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. The Connecticut Huskies defeated the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 40-22. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Report Card: Rutgers - UConn Huskies Football Blog | Hartford Courant | Desmond Conner
Held Rutgers to minus 9 yards on 26 rushes. No typos. And as a result the Huskies today have the third-ranked defense against the run (84.18 yards allowed) behind Alabama (74.92), Florida State (81.83) and a spot of ahead of the top-ranked team in the land LSU (86.08). Trevardo Williams is now second in the country in sacks all by his lonesome at 12.5 thanks to his four bangs yesterday. Created six turnovers, six sacks total?

The Day - Anatomy of a smackdown | News from southeastern Connecticut
The Huskies were as efficient on offense as they've been all year, and the two-quarterback system worked for four full quarters better than it has this season. Granted, it took until the 11th game for them to figure out how to make it work for a full game, but they did it. In seven red zone trips, UConn scored six times.

UConn advances to Elite Eight - Hartford Huskies | Examiner.com
"I thought our guys played playoff soccer", said Reid, "We played good enough to win. We were pretty smart. They (Huskies) were very good in practice this week. They were very focused all week and I thought they were very good today."

UConn men's soccer: uconn men's soccer team defeats james madison, 3-0 - Courant.com
Carlos Alvarez, Diouf and Tony Cascio each had goals as UConn beat No. 14 James Madison in the third round of the NCAA tournament at Morrone Stadium in Storrs in front of 5,000 to advance to the tournament quarterfinals for the first time since 2007.

Ryan Boatright’s return helps No. 4 UConn men top No. 22 Florida State in OT - BostonHerald.com
UConn’s Andre Drummond was dominant around the basket -- he totaled 12 points, 10 boards and seven blocks -- but at crunch time, he looked like a freshman. Drummond went 1-for-4 from the line in the final minute and suffered a detrimental miscommunication with Napier, resulting in a turnover that appeared to have sealed UConn’s fate with 19 seconds to go.

UConn's Ryan Boatright worth the wait; more Hoop Thoughts - Seth Davis - SI.com
Calhoun was surprised but not shocked that Boatright was so good so soon. He had, after all, spent weeks watching Boatright blow by defenders in practice. That includes Kemba Walker, who had been hanging out in Storrs during the NBA lockout. Whenever Walker was in the gym, Boatright begged to guard him. "You almost have to know Ryan. Not too many things bother him," Calhoun said. "He didn't get much [practice] work as far as running our stuff, but I'll tell you what he does do. He has incredible courage. He can go by most anybody. Plays very good defense. I had no qualms whatsoever about throwing him in like that."

uconn women: uconn women beat dayton to win weekend tournament - Courant.com
The more time passes, the more records topple in the wide wake of the UConn women. Some of them emerge from record books long unread. For instance, did you know UConn's 78-38 victory over Dayton Sunday, on the final day of the World Vision Classic, was its 89th straight at home, an NCAA record [all divisions] for these kind of things?

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