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TheRoundUp 12/9: UConn beats Harvard at its own game: basketball

UConn Men: Usually Quiet Lamb Roars In Win Over Harvard -
The Huskies (8-1), ranked ninth, were held scoreless for the last 5:20 of the first half, and led only 30-28 at the break. Lamb, who had 18 points and seven rebounds, ignited the Huskies with a long three on their first possession of the second half. He finished the 17-3 run with a jumper some eight minutes later to space UConn's lead out to 47-34. That was a prelude to Lamb's big three, which followed a steal, and made it 52-39.

UConn 67, Harvard 53: Jim Calhoun's Take -
"I thought we defensively dominated them. I thought there were about five or six rebounds that I would have liked to have seen us get. Otherwise, we're getting better. We're just still adjusting.

UConn men knock off No. 25 Harvard thanks to terrific second half- The Register Citizen
Drummond added 12 points — 10 of them on thunderous slam dunks that put a charge through the sellout crowd. "That’s one of the best stats we’ve had on the year," UConn coach Jim Calhoun said. "When you’re as big as strong as (Drummond), finesse doesn’t come into the picture."

The New Haven Register Blogs: UConn Men's Basketball Blog: Andre Drummond: Unmasked
Calhoun wasn't as pleased with some of Drummond's other stats -- just four rebounds and one block. But his most impressive stats -- 6-foot-11, 277 pounds -- are even more glaring when he's soaring above the rim for rafter-shaking dunks.

UConn's depth helps Calhoun figure way to unlock Oriakhi's potential - NCAA Division I Mens Basketball - News, Scores, Stats, Schedule and RPI Rankings
But it hasn't worked and Calhoun, a guy who rarely changes his approach, admitted that it's time for a new tactic with his teddy bear of a big man. "I know I'm going to find a light at the end of the tunnel," Oriakhi said. "It's tough for me right now, sitting on the bench. It's not what I'm used to, but I don't want to be a cancer. If I'm upset, I'm not going to show it around my teammates -- because I learned last year that the most important thing is winning."

The Day - UConn's pretty smart, too | News from southeastern Connecticut
"They run their stuff about as well as anyone in the country," Calhoun said of Harvard. "They're going to test you. You're playing pretty good defense, you're in good defensive position … They jack up a three. We can't give in to situations. We have to impose our will on people."

UConn v. Harvard By The Numbers | UConn By The Numbers
He wasn’t completely shut down, but Wright is the best post player UConn has faced this season and Andre Drummond absolutely dominated him for long stretches. Yeah he got a couple layups in, but Drummond’s second half defensive effort (playing careful, but suffocating D with 2 fouls) was excellent.

UConn's Kendall Reyes among three Huskies named to All-Big East First Team- The Register Citizen
Defensive lineman Kendall Reyes, center Moe Petrus and kicker Dave Teggart, all seniors at UConn, were named first-team All-Big East on Thursday. The Huskies also placed six more on the second team, including Bridgeport’s Trevardo Williams, a junior defensive end.