TheRoundUp 1/13: Lineup changes in store for Notre Dame game

UConn Mens Basketball: DeAndre Daniels Will Start For UConn Saturday. - Courant.com
Tyler Olander has a bruise on his right heel and might not be able to play against Notre Dame at Purcell Pavilion on Saturday. That means that Roscoe Smith, who has played very little in the past two games, would get back into the rotation as first off the bench behind Alex Oriakhi at power forward.

Calhoun plans to start Daniels against Notre Dame - Connecticut Post
"We just aren't as good a rebounding team with the three guards in there," Calhoun said. "Secondly, there's no tangible way you can say it, but Ryan at 5-foot-10 and DeAndre at 6-foot-7, 3-point defense is going to be less, shot blocking is going to be less. We give some to get some."

UConn Should Have Its Hands Full At Notre Dame - Hartford Courant
So when UConn takes the court at Purcell Pavilion Saturday morning, the Huskies will indeed be facing a confident team. The Irish have won 29 in a row on their home court and are coming off consecutive victories, including a double-overtime upset of Louisville.

The Day - UConn's Napier struggling with consistency | News from southeastern Connecticut
Shabazz Napier went scoreless for the first time since last season, missing all six shots in a 64-57 win over West Virginia. "Is that a good thing?" coach Jim Calhoun said Thursday of UConn winning despite Napier's offensive struggles. "It's not good for my blood pressure, I know that much."

The New Haven Register Blogs: UConn Men's Basketball Blog: UConn Heads Straight into the Storm
But guess who does have a big problem with the 11 a.m. start? "I’m not crazy about it," said Jim Calhoun. "I continue to say it’s a bad idea for everybody involved. Nine o’clock (p.m.) games are bad for people, and I don’t think 11 a.m. games are good … It’s the way things are, I guess you’ve got to live with it."

Syracuse's curious lineup continues to excel, more Power Rankings - Luke Winn - SI.com
Andre Drummond may be the best center prospect in college basketball, but doesn't play like a classic, back-to-basket center in the way that say, fellow super-frosh Cody Zeller does at Indiana, where 33.1 percent of his possessions are post-ups. According to Synergy, Drummond has scored 54 points on cuts to the basket (24.1 percent of his possessions) as opposed to 31 points on post-ups (22.8 percent of his possessions). In Drummond's 20-point performance on Monday against West Virginia, just three of his baskets came on post plays, the others being generated on cuts (which include drive-and-dish dunks created by guards) and pick-and-rolls.

UCONN sophomore Schneider proves the skeptics wrong | Sports | Metrowny.com
Schneider was the leading scorer form the University of Connecticut hockey team as a freshman last year and again leads his team in scoring this season as they come to Buffalo to take on Canisius College this weekend.

UConn Women: Mosqueda-Lewis Has Struggled at Times - Hartford Courant
"She's a great player," junior guard Kelly Faris said. "Hey, I remember my freshman season when Coach would put me into a game in big situations. I was playing not to screw up. I don't know that Kaleena is taking that approach, but when she starts going downhill, she gets down on herself and loses confidence."

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