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TheRoundUp 1/7: Deep in the heart of Texas

UConn-Texas ... Another Great Atmosphere? - UCONN | Men's Basketball
This is a daunting road task for the Huskies (11-2), who have lost at Pitt and at Notre Dame. Texas (12-2) is 9-0 at home. The Longhorns are 400-93 all-time in the building, 175-22 under Barnes. Texas is 27-10 against ranked teams at home under Barnes. UConn is 105-99 against ranked teams (home and away) under Jim Calhoun.

The Day - Oriakhi's rebound numbers have diminished since Huskies' Maui title | News from southeastern Connecticut
Three UConn men's basketball players have more rebounds than big man Alex Oriakhi in the last three games. That's the same Oriakhi who had 17 rebounds against Michigan State and 11 rebounds versus Kentucky in UConn's surprising run to the Maui Invitational title in late November.

Keeler Would Be A Good Fit For UConn - Hartford Courant
Word is the desired replacement for Edsall, now the coach at Maryland, will probably be a guy, well, a bit like Edsall. Keeler comes pretty close.

Did UConn's tougher admission standards drive Randy Edsall out? - Courant.com
It means that UConn won't admit a kid just because he'd make a good quarterback, much as we could use one. It's also a reminder that we're not the University of Alabama.

The Day - Quintet of UConn players headed to Shrine game | News from southeastern Connecticut
UConn players taking part in the game are defensive end Greg Lloyd, linebacker Scott Lutrus, fullback Anthony Sherman and linebacker Lawrence Wilson [and Zach Hurd].

UConn women: Attendance keeps dwindling - Norwich, CT - Norwich Bulletin
The numbers back him up. From the 2002-03 season to 2004-05, UConn saw its average home attendance improve from 12,411 to 13,613. Since then, attendance has dropped every season, with the exception of a bump of 158 in 2007-08.