TheRoundUp 2/16: UConn returns to form, as one does against DePaul

The Day - Blaney explodes, and so does UConn | News from southeastern Connecticut
"He really got into us," sophomore Shabazz Napier said. "It was kind of surprising because he doesn't usually yell. I took the guys to the side before we went out for the second half, and (said), 'you understand what just happened? Coach Blaney just yelled at us. That just means something. He never does that.'

Inspired by Allen, UConn rolls past DePaul - Connecticut Post
On Wednesday, though, there wasn't a hint of selfish play. Quite frankly, there wasn't much defense by DePaul, either.

UConn routs DePaul -
Napier had 14 points and 11 assists and Oriakhi had 14 points and 10 rebounds. Andre Drummond, after a slow first half, dunked the ball with authority in the second and scored 15 points to go with nine rebounds. It was one of the most balanced UConn offensive performances of the season, and of the best ball-movement the Huskies have shown.

The New Haven Register Blogs: UConn Men's Basketball Blog: Jim Who? Blaney's Halftime Rant Fired Up UConn
UConn's first 10 baskets of the second half were all either dunks or layups. Andre Drummond had five dunks alone in that span; the Huskies wound up with 10 overall for the game. They actually had fun tonight, and it showed. When Drummond hit a rare free throw, the Gampel Pavilion crowd let out a mock cheer and Alex Oriakhi couldn’t contain the wide grin spread across his face.

Jeff Jacobs: the trouble with tweets -
UConn associate coach George Blaney said the men's staff has discussed the use of Twitter. Now, there are some awkward conversations. But I'd say a 56-year-old sports columnist talking Twitter with a 72-year-old basketball [coach] is up there with us discussing rap music or the world of high Parisian fashion. "Jim has talked to them about using it privately," Blaney said. "I have no idea what Twitter is even. But apparently you can use it privately [protected tweets]. Tyler made a mistake. He knows about it. He shuts his thing down."

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