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TheRoundUp 11/2: Boatright out, Drummond probable for UConn game tonight

Shabazz Napier will be without his backup Ryan Boatright tonight.
Shabazz Napier will be without his backup Ryan Boatright tonight.

Ryan Boatright to Be Held Out of Competition - University of Connecticut Official Athletics Site
University of Connecticut men’s basketball freshman Ryan Boatright will be held out of intercollegiate competition while the school works cooperatively with the NCAA in a review of his eligibility, a review that is not related to academics. Boatright will continue to practice with the team and may sit on the bench during games, but will not dress or see action while the joint review takes place.

UCONN MEN'S BASKETBALL: Andre Drummond may play in exhibition- The New Haven Register
Drummond, who suffered a mild concussion and a broken nose after a collision in practice on Friday, has been participating in non-contact drills and been fitted for a protective face mask. He’ll try it on before tonight’s 7:30 p.m. exhibition opener at Gampel Pavilion with American International College (WTIC-1080) and, if he feels comfortable during this afternoon’s shootaround, should see some minutes.

The New Haven Register Blogs: UConn Men's Basketball Blog: Drummond Could Play vs. AIC
Jim Calhoun said tomorrow's starting five will likely be Jeremy Lamb (who has clearly emerged as the team's leader, per the coach), Shabazz Napier (who has shown improvement in practice over the past few days), Alex Oriakhi, freshman DeAndre Daniels and Tyler Olander (who's been "our best overall big guy," according to Calhoun).

The Day - UConn men begin exhibition season tonight | News from southeastern Connecticut
"Al McGuire said as soon as you win one, get out. When I won the first one, I had no desire to get out, trust me. I don't think I necessarily had a job unfinished. (UConn president) Susan (Herbst) certainly wanted me to come back. I like coaching basketball. Thank God, I'm healthy. There's no reason for me not to want to keep to continue to coach."

UConn's Napier improving with practice - Norwich, CT - The Bulletin
"Coach is right," Napier said. "He sits me down all the time and says this team goes as I go; the good and bad. He’s looking forward to me doing the best that I can. When I do what I have to do, we’re a great team."

UConn Plays Exhibition Game Vs. AIC At Gampel -
"I don't think the season snuck up on me at all," said Shabazz Napier, who will draw a lot of attention as the Huskies' starting point guard. "I've been waiting so long. I want to see how we're going to play. It's an opportunity to get better."

UConn Linebacker Sio Moore: UConn Linebacker Sio Moore Says UConn Defense Must Improve -
There were at least 14 points that shouldn't have been scored against UConn in the 35-20 loss at Pittsburgh. That's what junior linebacker Sio Moore says. Moore points to himself as the player responsible for those 14 points. When Moore lamented "this will not be tolerated again" after the Oct. 26 game, he meant not only the play of the defense, but also his own.

UConn's Doty Injuries: UConn's Oft-Injured Doty Sidelined With Sprained Ankle - Hartford Courant
"She stepped on someone's foot," Geno Auriemma said. "It doesn't seem like she's ever going to catch a break. It takes such a long time to come back from an ACL. You approach things kind of gingerly, try to take things one step at a time. You're not quite sure, you are a little tentative. She was just starting to go really hard and this happens."