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TheRoundUp 11/1: Two days until preseason basketball

New World Opens For Niels Giffey At UConn - CTnow
"I told him he played like John Havlicek — motion, runs and runs on every single play," Calhoun said, smiling. "He didn't know who John Havlicek is. That's a bit of a problem."

Tyler Olander Of Storrs Having Impressive Preseason As UConn Freshman - CTnow
"Tyler has had another really good stretch," Calhoun said. "He has been, arguably, our best all-around offensive big guy. … Tyler is our best post player right now. I don't mean he's going to take some 7-foot guy and just beat him up, but for a guy his size ... he's got enough jump hook shots and head fakes, etc."

Point Guard Boatright Visits UConn - Hartford Courant
"With him possibly leaving — and I'll give it to him, he's a great player, he is leaving — [Jim] Calhoun says they need a point guard," Boatright said. "And I feel like I could fit in."

UConn's Season Still Has Hope -
It was a nice win and the Huskies (4-4, 1-2 Big East) needed it, but there is still a lot of work to do.

The Day - Huskies upset top-ranked Irish (women's soccer)
UConn (10-8-3) will play West Virginia in a semifinal Friday at 5 p.m., in Piscataway, N.J. Notre Dame (15-2-2) had its 77-game winning streak against Big East opponents snapped.