TheRoundUp 2/14: Jamal Coombs-McHero

UConn Wins Behind Coombs-McDaniel's 25 -
Coombs-McDaniel broke through Sunday night, setting career highs in just about every category, and broke free from two seasons of aggravation as No. 10 UConn rolled to a 75-57 victory over unranked Providence before a sellout crowd of 10,167.

Charles Okwandu Has A Career Night On The Boards -
And after grabbing a career-high 11 rebounds to go with six points and four blocks, Okwandu, a senior, said he realizes that the time for talk of potential is almost over. "The season is almost over," he said. "What else am I going to do if the season is over? I'm not going to give anything back to the team. I have right now. I have to play hard for the team and help us win."

Extra Notes from the Providence at UConn game. -
Providence coach Keno Davis watched the tapes of UConn's recent games and entered Sunday thinking zone was the key to slowing the Huskies. But he started in man-to-man and stayed with it because it was effective early. The Friars went zone at times but had to avoid it once they fell behind in the second half.

Jeff Jacobs column: A Signficant Day For UConn Hockey -
You go through Brian Leetch, Craig Janney, Ben Smith, Nick Bonino, Cam Atkinson, so many top-notch collegians, even Hall of Famers and national champions, who drifted to Boston for their college careers. If half of these guys played hockey at UConn, you'd be looking at a major program. It would be a natural. In football and basketball, we're importing players. In hockey, we're exporting them.

UConn Still Walking the Walk After Walker - Swish Appeal
One of the most repeated sayings in the history of mankind is ‘less is more’. At times in life that holds true - the notion that simplicity and clarity leads to a strong and sturdy design. In the case of the post-Samarie Walker UConn Huskies, that seems to be the case. They are now 8 games removed from Walker’s departure from UConn and surprisingly enough they're not just surviving, they’re thriving.

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