TheRoundUp 2/27: Syracuse outlasts UConn 71-69

Feb 25, 2012; Storrs, CT, USA; Syracuse Orange forward C.J. Fair (5) blocks the shot of Connecticut Huskies guard/forward Niels Giffey (5) in the second half at Gampel Pavilion. Syracuse Orange defeated the Connecticut Huskies 71-69. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE

The New Haven Register Blogs: UConn Men's Basketball Blog: (C.J.) Fair of Foul? 'Tis the Question
Roscoe Smith: "I made a strong move and I got fouled, but I think the officials did a good job. You really can’t call a foul in that type of situation. You’ve got to live with it." He added: "It’s a tough situation for the referees. They probably didn’t want to have the game decided on that. I got fouled, everybody saw it. If you didn’t see it, it’ll be on tonight."

Second-ranked Syracuse blocks out UConn’s gallant comeback attempt - BostonHerald.com
"We were trying to get penetration," Blaney said. "At that time of the game, you really want to get to the rim unless you’re going to shoot the three. ... I would have liked to have seen Roscoe get up and really get into somebody." Fair, though, was all over him. No call, and the clock ran out as Smith hit the floor. "We didn’t want them to have a three," Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said. "We did a good job of making them go inside. We made a good play there."

UConn men's basketball: "College GameDay" rolls into Storrs, and the students have a blast. - Courant.com
"It's great to see the students come out and support the team the way they are," Manuel said. "I'm just thrilled to be here and to see it. This is the way great universities do it. Even when you're struggling a little bit on the court, not having the success that the team wants to have, to still have this type of excitement and this type of support for them … that's what this is about."

UCONN MEN: Huskies' standing for NCAA tournament berth still good - The Middletown Press : Serving Middletown, CT
Add it all up and UConn is still in the NCAA tournament — as of today. Even ESPN "bracketologist" guru Joe Lunardi agrees. But the key words are "as of today." Beat Providence and Pitt and the Huskies are 19-11 overall, 9-9 in the Big East and almost certainly in — though it would behoove them to avoid a first-round Big East tournament upset. Of course, UConn has yet to win three straight games against Big East teams this season.

As Long As There Are Games To Be Played, Don't Count Out UConn - Courant.com
We've been here before this season, but one can wonder if this is finally the jumping-off point for another UConn run. Certainly the contrast from the nadir of the season, the second-half collapse and blowout loss at Louisville on Feb. 6, to Saturday night's dramatic second half vs. Syracuse, is striking.

Calhoun hopes to return to bench – USATODAY.com
"I have patients driving after a couple of days, and if you can drive, you can coach, assuming he's not having other problems that would require a much more aggressive surgery," he said. "He's not humping two-by-fours for a living. This is so he can walk more independently without pain."

The Day - No. 4 UConn women host No. 3 Notre Dame tonight | News from southeastern Connecticut
Notre Dame has already clinched the top seed in the Big East tournament that begins Friday by virtue of the conference's tiebreaking procedures. Both the Irish and Huskies (26-3, 13-2) have already earned byes until the quarterfinals of the tournament.

UCONN WOMEN: Huskies seeking share of Big East title against rival Notre Dame (video)- The Register Citizen
A win would give the Huskies a share of the Big East title and a measure of retribution against the team that not only ended their bid for a third-straight national title back in April, but also rallied to beat the Huskies in January. UConn has not lost three straight to a Big East opponent since Miami achieved the feat in 1992 and 1993.

2012 NFL Combine Workout Results: UConn's Kashif Moore Posts Impressive Numbers - SB Nation Boston
Moore, who was measured at 5-foot-9, 180 pounds on Friday, topped all wide outs by leaping 43.50-inches in the vert jump and placing fourth overall in the broad jump (10-feet, 6-inches). Moore also posted the eighth-best time in the 40-yard dash, running it in 4.42 seconds.

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