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Who's leading the way in the UConn front court? Oriakhi? Psshh. Drummond? Nah. It's Tyler Olander.
Who's leading the way in the UConn front court? Oriakhi? Psshh. Drummond? Nah. It's Tyler Olander.

Don't forget to check back tonight for our UConn-Wagner OpenThread.

No. 5 Huskies Defeat Penn State To Advance To Final Four - University of Connecticut Official Athletics Site
With the win, UConn clinches a berth into the National Semifinal for the 10th time in school history, including the third time in the last six years. The Huskies, winners of two national championships, now improve to 28-20 all-time in NCAA Tournament play.

UConn men lose big east title game to St. John's in overtime - Hartford Courant
The Huskies (17-3-2) figure to be a top seed in the NCAA tournament and must wait to find out who the selection committee has them play when it announces its selections Monday at 4:30 p.m. UConn will start play in the second round next Sunday after a bye.

The New Haven Register Blogs: UConn Men's Basketball Blog: Calhoun Not Impressed With UConn's Win
Calhoun was peeved at all his bigs (except Olander) after UConn barely outrebounded Columbia 43-41 and allowed 20 offensive boards. "They outworked us. We don’t have anyone in the frontcourt ready to play right now, except for Tyler, who understands the game of basketball."

UConn faces intensity test from Wagner - Courant.com
Wagner. coming off an impressive win at Princeton, has depth, skill and quickness in the backcourt and could try to wear down the Huskies thinned ranks, unless Ryan Boatright's eligibility is cleared up (nothing new as yet) and he is able to play some. Obviously, the Seahawks can't match UConn's length and athletic ability. The UConn coaches will be looking for more aggressiveness, especially from the front-court players.

Journal Inquirer > Sports > UConn men: In like a Lamb
"We don’t have anybody in the frontcourt who is ready to play right now except Tyler (Olander)," said UConn coach Jim Calhoun, taking a swipe at Alex Oriakhi, Roscoe Smith, and Andre Drummond. "We gave up 20 offensive rebounds to a team we’re certainly more athletic than. When we get boxed out, we stay boxed.

Tyler Olander Works For Playing Time - Hartford Courant
"Tyler, he's gotten a lot better," said Jeremy Lamb, who scored 30 points in the game. "He's knocking down that jumper. He's playing good defense, he's blocking shots. He's really improved since last year. I like what I see, and I think the coaches do, too."

UCONN MEN: Fixing frontcourt problems a priority against Wagner- The Register Citizen
Olander’s vast improvement has been the biggest early surprise for the fourth-ranked Huskies (1-0), who host Wagner (1-0) tonight at 7:30 at Gampel Pavilion (SNY). The 6-foot-9 sophomore appears stronger, more athletic — witness his two-handed putback dunk of a Jeremy Lamb miss in Friday’s season-opening win over Columbia — and far more confident than he did last season as a wide-eyed freshman.

The New Haven Register Blogs: UConn Men's Basketball Blog: Duke Fame
Anyway, Wagner returns all five starters from last year's 13-17, 9-9 (Northeast Conference) team. The Seahawks had a nice win in their opener on Saturday, popping Princeton on the road behind 15 points from Tyler Murray, a 6-5 senior guard, and 14 points and nine rebounds off the bench from Josh Thompson, a 6-5 junior forward.

UConn May Get Blidi-Wreh-Wilson Back For Louisville - Courant.com
"We probably won't know until later in the week and we might not know until right before the game," Pasqualoni said.

UConn-Rutgers Football Will Kickoff At Noon On Nov. 26 - University of Connecticut Official Athletics Site

UConn Women Defeat Holy Cross, 77-37, In Season-Opener - Courant.com
But for now, UConn looks typically grounded after beating the Crusaders 77-37 before 6,548. Last season, the Huskies opened the season with an 80-point win over Holy Cross. But who's counting?