TheRoundUp 3/14: Huskies have business to take care of in tournament

Andre Drummond may have only a few games left in a UConn uniform and the Huskies are trying to make the most of them.

UConn men's basketball: UConn Continues To Mold Center Andre Drummond - Courant.com
The good: He has had nine double-doubles (10 or more points and rebounds in a game), which is more than any UConn freshman ever, including Emeka Okafor, who had seven. Drummond broke out in flashes, especially against Syracuse, the best team that UConn has played. The not-so-good: Drummond, who averaged 10.2 points, has yet to develop the post moves that would make him a consistent scoring threat. The coaches are trying to teach him how to seal off his defender and move to the basket, for instance.

UCONN MEN: Big Dance offers chance at redemption for Alex Oriakhi - The Middletown Press : Serving Middletown, CT
"I think it’s been tough for him," said sophomore guard Shabazz Napier. "He’s been handling it the best way he can … I honestly think if Andre wasn’t here, Alex would be a double-double guy. He hasn’t been doing that because Andre’s been playing more, or Andre’s been in his position (center), there’s a lot of reasons. But at the end of the day, he’s been the guy who’s given his all for his team."

Last year, UConn Huskies the definition of ‘on a roll’ - BostonHerald.com
The great bugaboo of UConn’s season has been its three-point defense. So of course, the Huskies get Iowa State in the first round. The Cyclones are eighth in the nation and second in the tournament behind only Florida with 8.9 threes made per game. They average 23.4 taken, making 38 percent. They’ve taken as many as 36 in one game. The Cyclones also have beaten Kansas and Baylor. They’re pretty good. They spread the floor. UConn could be looking at playing a smaller lineup.

Calhoun: ‘With or Without a Whistle’ Won’t Let UConn Fade Away [WFAN] | UConn Men
"When you put 26 years of your life into something, you want to make sure it keeps going," Calhoun said. "We’re not going away, and I would want to be someone, with or without a whistle, that doesn’t allow that to happen."

UConn's Hayes says she has stress fracture, but expects to play Saturday - GreenwichTime
Hayes, who underwent an MRI last week, said she is dealing with a stress fracture in her right foot. She has not practiced since the Big East tournament and is not expected to return to practice until Thursday.

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