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TheRoundUp 2/13: UConn and ISU present clashing styles

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NCAA Tournament Interview: Iowa State's Royce White | NCAA Tournament on
JT: How do you feel about your seed, and how do you think you matchup against defending champ Connecticut? RW: I think our seed is appropriate. It is tough to seed everyone so I feel for the selection committee. We could not have drawn a better team. We are almost polar opposites, so it will just come down to whoever plays the best that day.

UCONN MEN'S BASKETBALL: Kevin Ollie, Fred Hoiberg cross paths once again- The New Haven Register - Serving New Haven, Connecticut
"You learn from him, from guys built like him — self-made, a hard-worker," Ollie said. "You always can learn from a guy like that, the different things that made him succeed. You see how hard he plays." Said Hoiberg: "In a league that has the perception of not having those types of personalities, (Ollie) brings a positive light to the NBA because of the type of kid he is."

Shabazz Napier Takes On Leadership Role For UConn Men's basketball team - Hartford Courant
Earlier in the season, Calhoun made a running joke of putting his finger to his lips and saying "shhhhh" when he crossed Napier's path. This, Calhoun joked, was to "keep him from saying something stupid." Perhaps had Calhoun, who missed a month tending to his spinal condition, been there following UConn's loss to Marquette on Feb. 18, he would have stopped Napier from a postgame rant in which he questioned his teammates' heart that caused a stir. "I could have handled it better," Napier said. "I could have used better words."

NCAA Men: Iowa State faces a UConn team that could be peaking | The Des Moines Register |
The defending national champion Huskies have overcome more off-the-court situations this season than some teams overcome in a decade while posting a 20-13 record.

UConn Women Open NCAA Tournament Against Prairie View A&M -
Looking ahead, No. 3 Miami, No. 4 Penn State and No. 5 LSU loom as potential Sweet 16 matchups. The second seed is Kentucky, which features UConn transfer Samarie Walker. "Ask me about her if we both get that far," Geno Auriemma said.