TheRoundUp 2/8: Memphis to join Big East in 2013

Memphis head coach Josh Pastner will be in charge of a Big East team come 2013.

Memphis heading to Big East in 2013 -
The Tigers will join the Big East with three other Conference USA members – Houston, SMU and UCF – for the 2013-14 school year. The Big East also will add Boise State and San Diego State as football-only members in 2013 and Navy in 2015.

The New Haven Register Blogs: UConn Men's Basketball Blog: Geno Likes Memphis, Now Wants Temple
"I don't know much about Memphis's football program, but from a purely basketball standpoint, I think we're doing a great thing," he said. "All the talk the last couple of months and years has been about the football thing, the football thing, the football thing … We’re adding a team that’s as much about basketball more than it is a football move. It strengthens an already strong conference."

UConn may look it, but Huskies not dead yet -
The Huskies are now 15-8 overall and 5-6 in Big East play with a road game against 23-1 Syracuse in the Carrier Dome up next. Freshman Andre Drummond was abysmal last night, Jeremy Lamb hasn't lived up to expectations some put on him prior to the season and Shabazz Napier has been an enigma. Alex Oriakhi was relegated to bench duty for much of the season, a move I still feel has hurt this team in a variety of ways. It certainly doesn't appear promising for this group of Huskies, but if there's one thing I learned last year is that some teams can come back from the dead.

Three UConn Football PLayers Headed To NFL Combine - Hartford Courant
UConn receiver Kashif Moore, defensive tackle Kendall Reyes and kicker Dave Teggart are making the trip to Indianapolis where they’ll spend the week, Feb.22-28 at Lucas Oil Stadium, which just hosted Super Bowl XLVI, trying to impress NFL folk for a job.

Hard-Pressed Huskies Prevail Over Louisville 56-46 -
Problem was, the Cardinals couldn't make shots to match the intensity with which they played. And after watching a 21-point first-half lead get cut to six with 5:17 to play, the Huskies finally doused the Cardinals flame, 56-46, before a crowd of 16,418 the KFC Yum! Center.

UConn Women Notebook: As Season Winds Down, UConn's Feb. 27 Game Against ND Looms As A Key -
"According to the league policy, the tie-breaker is a coin flip," said Danielle Donehew, the Big East's associate commissioner for women's basketball. "I plan to be in attendance [at the XL Center] that night. The possibility of it happening is definitely on our radar and we are working with all of our institutions to make sure they are comfortable with what to expect."

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