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TheRoundUp 3/27: For some reason AP voters name Jeremy Lamb honorable mention All-American

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UConn basketball player Jeremy Lamb receives an AP Postseason Honorable Mention - Courant.com
Lamb, who averaged 17.7 points to lead the Huskies in scoring, was on the AP's preseason first team, but the postseason team bore little resemblance to that. Jared Sullinger of Ohio State was the only preseason first-teamer to make the postseason squad. Lamb, Harrison Barnes of North Carolina and Jordan Taylor of Wisconsin, other first teamers in the preseason, were honorable mentions.

UCONN WOMEN: Huskies finding new ways to win without Maya Moore- The Register Citizen
Faris’ teammates all had to come to terms with the fact that if the Huskies were to tie the NCAA Division I record by advancing to the Final Four for a fifth straight season, it would have to be done in a starkly different fashion than during Moore’s four seasons with the Huskies. With a victory over Kentucky tonight in the Kingston regional final (7 p.m., ESPN), life after Maya would include a trip to Denver for the program’s 13th Final Four appearance.

UConn need someone to step up big time - NewsTimes
The candidates are senior Tiffany Hayes, who scored 35 and 33 in back-to-back games against Syracuse and South Florida and added another 30 against Buffalo; Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, who cored 27 against Marquette and had 25-point nights against Pacific, DePaul and Stanford and Stefanie Dolson, who scored 23 in the Big East tournament semifinal win over St. John's and had a pair of 22-point games against Fairfield and South Florida. But the biggest threat is likely Bria Hartley, who scored 25, both at Baylor and at Notre Dame, and has scored 20 or more five times and 17 or more 17 times this season.

UConn relishes defense - The Boston Globe
"If you have a bunch of players on your team that are of that level,’’ he said, "you tell them, ‘Either you play defense, or I’m going to put someone in there who looks just like you who’s going to play defense.’ We’re not being held hostage by our best players.’’

UConn and Kentucky women meet in regional final - Boston.com
Geno Auriemma rarely has thought a loss was a good thing for his team. Yet the Hall of Fame coach says he thinks Connecticut’s two defeats in late February may have saved the Huskies’ season. Ever since losing to St. John’s at home on senior night and falling to Notre Dame nine days later, UConn (32-4) has been unstoppable. The Huskies cruised to the Big East tournament championship and have rolled through their first three NCAA tournament games.

Dyson trying to make it in the D-League
Dyson, 25, is playing point guard these days, trying to develop those skills to go with his pure shooting talents. "It's a process," he said, "getting more comfortable with myself. I'm trying to become a floor leader and lead by example."