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Hit The UConn Links: Another Garden Party for Men’s Basketball - 12/22/18

UConn men’s basketball is in the sixth borough for a big game while the women’s team is on the west coast for a tough game of their own.

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UConn Featured Link

Preview: UConn Men’s Basketball vs. Villanova | 12:30 p.m., CBS [The UConn Blog]

UConn Men’s Basketball

Preview: UConn Men’s Basketball vs. Villanova | 12:30 p.m., CBS [The UConn Blog]

UConn men out to avenge last season’s humbling loss to Villanova [The Day]

UConn men vs. Villanova at The Garden: ‘A whole different magnitude of game’ [Hartford Courant]

’Nova pain [Journal Inquirer]

Villanova Vs. UConn: Defending Champs Look To End Two-Game Slid [NESN]

UConn faces a Villanova team looking to snap two-game skid [New Haven Register]

Villanova bench needs to step up Saturday against UConn [Philly Daily News]

UConn Caps Non-Conference Slate against Defending Champs in Saturday Matinee []

Villanova vs. Connecticut: Preview [VU Hoops]

UConn Women’s Basketball

Preview: UConn Women’s Basketball vs No. 14 California | PAC-12 Network, 3 p.m. [The UConn Blog]

How Has UConn Women’s Basketball Performed After Close Games [The UConn Blog]

Dives, buzzer-beaters and kicks: 2018′s AP Plays of the Year [AP]

Breanna Stewart No. 1 amongst dominant athletes of 2018 [Business Insider]

What if the Bears Beat No. 1 UConn on Saturday? [Cal Bears Maven]

The Game’s Greatest Program Pays a Visit to Berkeley [Cal Bears Maven]

Cal Women’s Basketball: Chat With Champions A Winning Night for Hoops Fans [Cal Bears Maven]

Cal Women’s Basketball: Bears Host No. 1 UConn Saturday at High Noon [Cal Bears Maven]

No. 1 UConn in town as Cal women’s basketball set for battle of unbeatens [Daily Californian]

No. 1 UConn women visit No. 14 California [The Day]

College basketball: Cal women embracing visit by No. 1 UConn [East Bay Times]

Warriors’ Steve Kerr and UConn’s Geno Auriemma trade insights and quips at Cal fundraiser [espnW]

After surviving in Oklahoma, UConn expects another test at California [Connecticut Post]

UConn’s Molly Bent finds motivation by watching younger sister with Down syndrome [Connecticut Post]

UConn looks to close out 2018 with win over No. 14 Cal [Hartford Courant]

Cal waiting [Journal Inquirer]

No. 1 UConn, No. 14 Cal Set for Saturday Matchup []

Huskies head to California [WTNH]

UConn Football

UConn Football Parts Ways with Billy Crocker, Three Others [The UConn Blog]

UConn Stadium Stuff

$100 million for the XL Center? Here’s a better idea. [Hartford Courant]