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TheRoundUp 12/8: UConn hosts undefeated, ranked Harvard

Andre Drummond has been cleared to play without his mask.
Andre Drummond has been cleared to play without his mask.

Harvard Crimson versus Connecticut Huskies is marquee New England matchup -- college basketball - ESPN
The Crimson won't have another game the rest of this season, let alone in the nonconference, when they won't be expected to win. That is also new territory for them. This is a program that hasn't been a given to do much of anything prior to Amaker's arrival in Cambridge.

The Day - Harvard visits UConn men in battle of ranked teams | News from southeastern Connecticut
"I was trying to think who we played like them, and the team that actually jumped off the pages was Butler from last year," Calhoun said. "They can play fast. … They can play slow and win a game. They're very good in the last five minutes of every game. They shoot better, and they make foul shots. And they're a very confident group."

UConn men didn't expect Harvard to be so hot coming into tonight's game- The Register Citizen
"They’re a really good basketball team," said UConn forward Tyler Olander. "They run their stuff really well, they play hard, they value the basketball. They don’t turn it over much, they play really smart."

UConn basketball: Harvard Visits UConn At Gampel -
Andre Drummond, who broke his nose in October and has had to play 10 games with a protective mask, will finally show UConn fans his true face. He has been cleared to play the Harvard game without the mask, which he has been saying is uncomfortable.

Jeff Jacobs: Hypocrisy Of Big East Presidents -
One phone call would change all of this for UConn. All it would take would be one caller ID that flashed the area code 336 — Greensboro, N.C., calling — and the answer would be yes before anybody in Storrs actually picked up the phone. That's how fast UConn would be gone to the ACC.

UConn president says school is not currently talking to any other conferences - The Washington Post
Herbst expanded on her statement in response to an email from The Associated Press which asked if Connecticut is still talking to other conferences or had committed to stay in the Big East. "UConn is not in discussion with any other athletic conference officials at this time," she said. "We have not, in my time at the Big East, discussed any time commitments for institutions."