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TheRoundUp 11/3: UConn rolls past AIC 78-35

Roscoe Smith played well in the second half, but got benched in the first for a violation of team rules.
Roscoe Smith played well in the second half, but got benched in the first for a violation of team rules.

UConn Men's Basketball: UConn Has Easy Exhibition Win Against American International -
"I'd give myself a C-plus," said Drummond, who was playing with a mask to protect his broken nose. "In the first half I'd give myself an 'F.' I've been coming to UConn games all my life, I know what it's like to watch fast-tempo games here. It's different when you're out there, put it that way. It looks a lot easier [from the stands]."

UConn routs American International in exhibition game - The Washington Post
Freshman forward DeAndre Daniels, immediately after hitting a 3-pointer late in the first half, put his hand to his eye to make a "monocle". Upon seeing the celebratory gesture, the 69-year-old Calhoun immediately leapt to his feet to pull Daniels out of the game.

The Day - UConn post-game breakdown: AIC | News from southeastern Connecticut
UConn's defense made an impressive stand, holding AIC to 20 percent (10-for-50). The Yellow Jackets barely looked to go inside, as seven of their 10 field goals came from 3-point land. Of course, this result is not a shocker. The Huskies were vastly superior in every department. Sophomore Shabazz Napier delivered on his prediction. He said Tuesday that he wanted to limit the Yellow Jackets to just 35 points.

UConn 78, AIC 35: Wrapping Things up -
Roscoe Smith didn't start, or play in the first half. Calhoun said this was because he "violated a team commitment." But Smith did get into the game - and got a warm reception - to play 12 minutes in the second half. "Nothing more will come of it," Calhoun said. "It's over."

Time Out " UConn men 78, AIC 35: the wrap
The Huskies could have used Boatright. Shabazz Napier wound up playing 35 minutes at the point with no backup really available. Jeremy Lamb tried to play the point but that didn’t work well at all. Walk-on Brendan Allen logged 12 minutes but didn’t do much beyond get a rebound.


Syracuse (5-3) at Connecticut (3-5) (ET) -
UConn owns a 5-2 series edge thanks to four straight victories over Syracuse. Huskies' first-year head coach Paul Pasqualoni was the head coach at Syracuse from 1991-2004. In his 14 years there, he won four conference titles led SU to nine bowl games and became the all-time winningest coach in the Big East in both league victories (63) and overall Division I wins (110).

Syracuse vs. UConn: The Coach P Bowl - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
Paul Pasqualoni coached at Syracuse and while he didn't play football for the UConn Huskies, he did play for Southern Connecticut State, which is close enough. And since he's the coach at UConn now, all he needs to do is put in a decade or so there and we probably will play one another one day in the ACC for the Coach P Trophy. Of course, if he wants to stick around for a decade, he's gonna have to do a lot better than he's doing this year.

2011 Bowl Projections: UConn Huskies Predicted To Become Bowl Eligible - SB Nation Boston
But smile, UConn fans: SB Nation's Bill Connelly still predicts the Huskies will meet Tennessee in the BBVA Compass Bowl, played on Jan. 7. 

No. 4 Field Hockey Set for 2011 BIG EAST Tournament - University of Connecticut Official Athletics Site
The No. 4 University of Connecticut field hockey team will square-off against Louisville on Friday afternoon in the semifinals of the 2011 BIG EAST Tournament.  Game time is set for 12:30 p.m. in Syracuse and the contest will be streamed live, free of charge, on