TheRoundUp 2/17: Huskies host Marquette in crucial matchup

Big East Notebook: No. 12 Marquette plays the UConn men on Saturday -
At the outset of the season, Marquette was a team with two huge bodies at the post position. Eight games in, 6-foot-11 junior center Chris Otule sustained a season-ending knee injury. So 6-8, 290-pound sophomore Davante Gardner took over the position and Marquette altered its game. But after 14 games, Gardner injured his knee and the lineup got smaller. For the past four games, Marquette has used an undersized lineup and that's what UConn will likely face Saturday, when the Golden Eagles visit the XL Center.

UConn men's basketball: More Playing Time For DeAndre Daniels -
"He'll deserve more playing time, based on his play," said associate head coach George Blaney, who will be subbing for Jim Calhoun for at least the next two games. "He blocked a shot, had four rebounds. He gives you that length. He's playing full speed. … DeAndre has tremendous upside. We try to get him to believe in it a little bit more."

Jeff Jacobs On The NCAA and UConn -
Of course, it's better to have consequences of behavior tied to the year you most recently report it. Yet it also comes down the rest of Harrison's quote that night: "The problem is the logistics are complicated." That's right, folks. In the end, UConn's most righteous and best chance for the 2013 tournament is about data processing. It's as cold and boring as all that. And when the Committee on Academic Performance meets Monday, it is incumbent on its members to be in position to prove any and all obstacles to the fairest execution of the APR numbers. Not some disjointed, convoluted academic mumbo jumbo, and certainly not because it is too lazy, intransigent or vindictive to address a change. UConn can get in the tournament if the latest data 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 is used. That simple.

UConn Coach Paul Pasqualoni Addresses Jerome Junior Dismissal | UConn Football
"Yeah, the message is that we have program policies, we have a very, very high level of expectation of our players in many areas and one of those areas is behavior – whether it be on campus, off campus, in the meeting room, on the practice field, at the game we’re not going to accept anything but appropriate behavior," Pasqualoni said. "It was a violation, for me, it was a violation of what’s expected here in the football program and we can’t accept it."

UConn women aiming for 100 straight home wins on Saturday- The Register Citizen
Auriemma’s Huskies won their first six home games during his debut season, setting a program record for the longest home winning streak. He had no idea that nearly three decades later just how his Huskies would go after a home winning streak that just boggles the imagination. When UConn hosts St. John’s on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Gampel Pavilion, the Huskies will be looking for their 100th straight victory at home — a streak that began in the 2007 NCAA tournament.

Martin Gets Chance To Have Bigger Impact As Captain Of UConn Baseball Team -
In the middle of last year, with the Huskies struggling, Penders, thinking "we were missing a little something," began using the left-handed Martin as the DH, and he began showing a penchant for huge hits. On April 2, he came off the bench as a pinch-hitter with two out in the ninth and delivered a game-tying single against St. John's, keeping the Huskies alive. They went on to win that game and sweep a three-game series against the defending Big East champions.

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