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TheRoundUp 12/29: Just once I'd like to blowout South Florida

Connecticut Huskies vs. South Florida Bulls - Recap
Lamb scored 16 of his 23 points in the second half and had a jumper and three free throws over the final 1:46 to help the Huskies (11-1, 1-0) beat the Bulls 60-57 on Wednesday night for their sixth consecutive victory.

UConn mens basketball: UConn tops USF, 60-57 -
Lamb scored 23 points, creating his space at times, and hitting momentum-changing shots throughout, as the Huskies fought off what has become the yearly upset bid by South Florida.

UConn wins, but it's a struggle again -
Shabazz Napier was not quite himself after this game, he was sullen, as if the Huskies had lost. "We're a better team than a three-point win," he said. "No disrespect to USF, they have a hell of a team. We finished, but only Jeremy [Lamb] was scoring. Imagine if we all were? That's a 10 of 15 point game."

UConn 60, South Florida 57: Wrapping things up -
Don't know exactly what happened with that technical, and not having the lineup in the book on time. Blaney took responsibility, which is typical of him. Perhaps, with coaches in different roles with Calhoun gone, it just slipped through the cracks. Anyway, if the game came down to the wire, it would have been a much bigger issue.

The New Haven Register Blogs: UConn Men's Basketball Blog: Harkless: One That Got Away
Did you see where Moe Harkless dumped 32 points on Providence last night, the most by a freshman in his first Big East game in league history? Why can't UConn get players like that? Well, it did: Harkless, of course, committed to UConn back in December, 2009. However, in June, 2010, he de-committed. Why?

Figuring Things Out: Huskies coach Geno Auriemma and the UConn women are still figuring some things out, such as leadership. -
"I'm still trying to figure out what motivates kids beside anger," Auriemma said. "I am still working on it, still trying to figure it out. You try to tap into people's competitive spirit. And the top thing you try to find when you recruit kids for UConn is how competitive they are. If they are, they will respond to anything. All you need to do is push them in the proper direction because they want to win, play well and they take pride in what they do.

New England Hockey Journal: Atlantic Hockey Journal: Huskies embrace home holiday cooking
The Huskies, too, begin the second half in a festive mode and with a tournament, but they get to do it in the friendly confines of the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum in Storrs in the Toyota UConn Hockey Classic.