TheRoundUp 11/7: It was a good weekend for UConn sports

UCONN MEN: Huskies sharp in exhibition play - The Middletown Press : Serving Middletown, CT
“He really looked like a complete basketball player,” coach Jim Calhoun said of Daniels, a 6-foot-8 matchup nightmare. “He handled the ball, made a couple of really good passes, he’s going to make shots because he’s a good shooter. And defensively, he really, really was good.”

The Day - Daniels is warming up for the Huskies | News from southeastern Connecticut
Right now, freshman Brendan Allen, a walk-on from Windsor, is the backup. "I'm happy with him," Calhoun said of Allen. "With more work, he's going to help us particularly with the situation we have right now. … The situation with Ryan Boatright, we don't know the solution to."

Jeremy Lamb leads UConn in exhibition finale - Norwich, CT - The Bulletin
“I thought the first half, and the beginning of the second half, we played well,” coach Jim Calhoun said. “Then once we got up close to 40, we just played basketball. And that’s not what we do really well. What we do well is play really solid defense, move the ball well. We can run, but we just can't ‘play basketball.’ And we did that.

UConn-C.W. Post: Jim Calhoun's postgame - Courant.com
"Tyler [Olander] is the soundest guy right now on all hedge, help and recoveries. He had a couple of [missed] shots that he's going to make over the course of time because he can really shoot the basketball."

Kevin Freeman Returns to UConn, Comes Full circle - Hartford Courant
Freeman, 33, who played more games than anyone in Huskies history, says he was "burnt out" after playing 11 seasons overseas in a number of countries. "Being away from my family nine months a year took its toll," he said. He saw the job posted at UConn and saw an opportunity, "it was a chance to get back here, a dream-come-true. It's come full circle."

Preseason Bracketology: North Carolina Leads The Way, But Don't Get Too Worked Up About It - SBNation.com
With all that out of the way, here's my preseason projection. The top of the bracket is probably what you'd expect,as North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio State, and Connecticut are my top four seeds, but you may see some surprises as you examine the rest of the field of 68.

Jeff Jacobs: Scott McCummings Makes A Difference - Courant.com
We would respectfully submit it was a little less serendipitous than that. The Huskies ran the ball 47 of 61 times against Syracuse, with Lyle McCombs finishing with 152 yards. The closest the Huskies had come in run-pass disparity was 15 more passing yards against Vanderbilt. Saturday, they had 85 yards more on the ground (198 to 113). Pasqualoni sees the amazing number of sacks allowed [34 total, with four more by the Orange], the inability to consistently strike through the air. If he wasn't going to flat switch quarterbacks, he had to make some necessary adjustments.

UConn 28 - Syracuse 21: Orange Defeat Orange Again - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
One team in the game between the Syracuse Orange and the Connecticut Huskies had five turnovers, 113 passing yards in the entire game, got out-gained on total offense and only threw three passes in the second half. The other team lost the game.

Randy Edsall's Media Blunder o' the Week: "It's Connecticut All Over Again, 13 Years Ago" - Testudo Times
Yes, it would appear that Randy Edsall compared his situation at Maryland to the situation he had 13 years ago ... when UConn was trying to make the leap from the FCS to the FBS.

UConn football: Huskies working on complementary game. - Courant.com
"Sometimes you can forget September. Once in a while you can forget October.  You can never forget November though.  It was a big win for us and just keeps things moving in a positive direction for the season."

The Day - Local roundup: UConn men's soccer advances to Big East semis | News from southeastern Connecticut
UConn (16-2-2) will play Louisville in Friday's semifinals at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. at time to be announced. It'll be the second time the teams have played. The Huskies won in double overtime at Louisville, 1-0, on Oct. 1.

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