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TheRoundUp 1/19: God I love UConn basketball

The Day - UConn men thinking Big (East) | News from southeastern Connecticut
"Definitely, I think we can contend for the title," sophomore Alex Oriakhi said. "I feel we can play with anybody. A lot of people say we're young, but we're not playing like it. I definitely think we're one of the best teams in the country and definitely think we can win the Big East championship if we stick together.

Jeremy Lamb could be final piece in No. 7 UConn puzzle - Andy Glockner -
After playing 20 minutes or more in seven straight games, he logged just eight in the stirring comeback win at Texas and seven the next time out at Rutgers. Two nights ago, though, he rebounded with 13 points and six rebounds in 32 minutes in a romp at DePaul, and on Monday, his coach saw something better, even with his similar statistical production.

UConn men: Huskies need more offense besides star - Norwich, CT - Norwich Bulletin
His benching made him "edgy," but Lamb didn’t let the setback get him down. He’s still trying to get comfortable with what’s expected of him. By playing with aggressiveness and balancing that with smart decision making, Lamb is back in Calhoun’s good graces.

Lewis: Walker carrying UConn like no player has before him The Republican-American
So, the offensive strategy for the Huskies was as simple as the defensive plan for the Wildcats. And both revolved around No. 15 in the home jersey. Taking and making the game-winning shot is tough enough, but to do so when everyone in the building (and even those fans who stunningly left with a couple minutes left) knows you are going to get the ball, well, that's just special.

American Chronicle | UConn thriving in pressure situations
It's almost too simplistic to say that last year's UConn men's basketball team would have lost a game like Monday's with Villanova. Or its Jan. 8 game in Texas. Or even its New Year's Eve meeting with South Florida. But it's hard to think otherwise.

Celtics: Former UConn star nears record - Norwich, CT - Norwich Bulletin
The Celtics guard will enter tonight’s game against the Detroit Pistons just 27 3-pointers behind Reggie Miller, and he is on pace to set a record at some point in February.