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TheRoundUp 1/3: Andre Drummond does not know who Herb Pope is

The New Haven Register Blogs: UConn Men's Basketball Blog: Dissing the Pope?
Andre Drummond was asked about going up against Seton Hall's Herb Pope tomorrow night in Newark. "I don't even know who that is," Drummond replied. "I'm not interested in who that is."

UConn's Andre Drummond: Herb who? - Connecticut Post
As Drummond will find out, Pope is one of the most improved players in the Big East. And Seton Hall, fresh off a 67-48 romp of West Virginia, might be the league's most improved team. The Pirates are 12-2 overall and sitting at No. 4 in the latest RPI.

The Day - No. 8 UConn men visit Seton Hall tonight | News from southeastern Connecticut
The Huskies know the Prudential Center is a tough place to play. They had to rally from a 14-point deficit last season to escape with a 61-59 win. "They did give us a tough time," sophomore Jeremy Lamb said. "From what I understand, they're a better team this year. … It's going to be a tough game."

UConn: Wrapping Things Up From Practice At Gampel -
The Huskies are getting healthier. Everybody practiced full-go on Monday, including Shabazz Napier, who has had a sore left foot, Roscoe Smith, who has a strained left wrist, and Michael Bradley, who has been out all year with a fractured ankle.

College Basketball Rankings: UConn Up To No. 8, Harvard Ranked No. 22/21 - SB Nation Boston
The latest college basketball polls are out. The Connecticut Huskies are ranked No. 8 in the Coaches' Poll, up one spot from last week. The Huskies were also up to No. 8 in the latest AP Poll, also up one position from last week.

UConn Donor: Good Relationships Nurtured Charitable Spirit - Hartford Courant
Werth, 75, said the donation had a lot to do with his friendships with Pendergast and Auriemma. Earlier this week, Auriemma hinted about the importance of interpersonal trust in fundraising. "These things take time," Auriemma said. "You build relationships. I don't believe people give money specifically to institutions, although maybe some do. "Many give money to other people, and if those are people they can trust and have a relationship with and believe in they will help you."

UConn donor Werth: AD a good salesman - GreenwichTime
"We've known Paul Pendergast for I guess going on 10 years," Werth said Friday. "They put a little pressure on me, and I caved in."

Clemson wide receiver McNeal transferring to UConn - NCAA Football -
Bryce McNeal has found his destination, as the wide receiver announced via Twitter he would transfer to Connecticut from Clemson. "Your boy is officially a Uconn huskie," McNeal tweeted this weekend. McNeal, a redshirt junior who announced about a month into the college football season he would transfer from Clemson, will be eligible to play next season instead of having to wait a year.

Brant Harris Named AHA Player of the Week - University of Connecticut Official Athletics Site
UConn sophomore forward Brant Harris has been named Atlantic Hockey Association Player of the Week, as announced by the league offices. Harris led UConn to a second-place finish at the 19th annual Toyota UConn Hockey Classic last week with a goal and two assists.