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TheRoundUp 11/15: Ollie, Evans, Olander all lead in different ways

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UConn's Ollie has little time, but big opportunity
"You watch how a team plays and you can tell a lot about what the coach emphasizes in practice or what he stands for, the way a team responds to different situations," Auriemma said. "I think it's hard for anybody to say Kevin Ollie is going to be a good coach, a mediocre coach or a great coach. He's been a coach for exactly two years. The only thing can you judge him on right now is the character, what he stands for, what kind of human being he is and how he treats people. In that respect, he's on his way to the Hall of Fame."

R.J. Evans gives Huskies boost off the bench - UConn Basketball - Connecticut News
But so far, he’s been a damn valuable piece for the 2-0 Huskies. Evans played 28 minutes Friday against Michigan State, earning a crunch-time spot in favor of heralded freshman Omar Calhoun. And Tuesday against Vermont, Evans, the model of everything Kevin Ollie preaches, needed just 17 minutes to score 11 points, nearly all of them coming on straight-line, don’t-get-in-my-way attacks to the rim.

Journal Inquirer > Sports > UConn men: Ollie goes ‘all in’ on facility
"I thought it was very important to show my commitment to the UConn Basketball Development Center," Ollie, a 1995 UConn graduate, said in a statement. "I have had the incredible opportunity to be a member of the Husky family and that experience has influenced every part of my life. I want to be an example for all former UConn basketball student-athletes, who have had the privilege of playing for two Hall of Fame coaches, to join me in supporting this facility. It will help ensure the long-term success of the programs that all of us helped establish."

Tyler Olander: UConn Needs Tyler Olander To Be A Force - Hartford Courant
"Tyler is an all-around basketball player," Ollie said. "He's not a step slow. Last year he might have been a step slow. Now he's reacting better. … I just think he's playing with confidence, he's understanding his role on this team. He's coming out with that mentality that 'I'm not going to give in no matter what.'"

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Tom Moore is content Miles away from UConn- The New Haven Register - Serving New Haven, Connecticut
Now in his sixth season of a successful run as Quinnipiac’s head coach, Moore could find himself going up against his former program this weekend at the Paradise Jam in the U.S. Virgin Islands. If UConn loses its opening game with Wake Forest on Friday and Quinnipiac loses its opener to Iona, the Huskies and Bobcats would play on Saturday evening.

Jim Calhoun chills with real penguins (PHOTO)
Calhoun, who serves as a trustee for Mystic Aquarium, did a video shoot with penguins Blue-Blue and Green-Blue, on the UConn campus Wednesday which will appear on the scoreboard during Huskies games.

UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Recruit Saniya Chong officially signs letter of intent (videos)- The New Haven Register - Serving New Haven, Connecticut
Chong, the high-scoring 5-foot-9 guard who is the only member of UConn’s next incoming freshman class, flew under the radar nationally even as she was putting up sensational offensive numbers at Ossining.

UCONN FOOTBALL: Cheshire Academy's Jasudowich backs out of Boston College pledge, commits to Huskies (videos)- The New Haven Register - Serving New Haven, Connecticut
The Cheshire Academy four-year, two-way starter had committed to Boston College back in June but the lure of staying closer to home and suiting up at UConn was getting harder to resist with each passing day.

Volleyball Heads to Midwest for BIG EAST Championship - UCONNHUSKIES.COM - The Official Website of the University of Connecticut Huskies
University of Connecticut volleyball, seeded fourth makes its first postseason appearance since 2009 when it takes the court against No. 5 seed Cincinnati at 10:00 am, Friday morning. The Huskies closed out the regular season with wins in seven of their last eight matches, including a playoff-clinching sweep at Syracuse on November 4.