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TheRoundUp 12/21: Men beat Coppin St., Women look for 89

The Day - A rusty return for UConn | News from southeastern Connecticut
"We were just somewhat out of sync and, at times, worked really hard," coach Jim Calhoun said. "It's a strange game for me to assess."

UConn Men's Notebook: Okwandu Plays Well As Enosch Debuts - Hartford Courant
Okwandu had nine points, seven rebounds and five blocks as the No.4 Huskies defeated Coppin State 76-64 at the XL Center. It's probably no coincidence that Okwandu played with a previously unseen fire the night another big man joined the mix. "Does he feel the presence of Enosch?" Calhoun said. "Yeah he does, and that's good."

CHANCE TO MAKE HISTORY: Huskies can surpass UCLA with win over Florida State tonight (with gameday capsule) - The Middletown Press : Serving Middletown, CT
Now No. 22 Florida State comes into the XL Center in Hartford tonight (7, ESPN2) trying to stop a UConn team which has not lost since 2008. A victory would give the Huskies a record 89 straight victories and would also tie the NCAA Division I women’s record with their 69th consecutive home win.

UConn streak is telling, and not in a good way - NCAA Division I Mens Basketball - CBSSports.com
Of UConn's 88 straight wins, 86 have been by 10 points or more. Against ranked teams like Florida State, UConn has won by an average of 25 points per game. Against unranked teams? That's when you see scores like 117-37. It's not like Auriemma is running up the score, either. As the game gets out of hand and the other team puts in scrubs, Auriemma puts in McDonald's All-Americans. That's all he has.

The Day - Edsall: UConn football has arrived thanks to recent successes | News from southeastern Connecticut
"There's a lot of schools in our conference that haven't been to a BCS bowl that have been in the Big East since the beginning. … Maybe (this) will remove the up-and-coming tag. Now maybe (people) will say, 'They have a good football team.'"