Quick Hits: Boatright signs with Pistons, field hockey claims Big East title


In this file photo, former UConn men’s basketball guard Ryan Boatright drives down the lane during the Huskies game against SMU at the 2015 American Athletic Conference Championship at XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut on Sunday, March 15, 2015. (File Photo/The Daily Campus)

Here are some of this weekend’s biggest UConn-related stories:

Ryan Boatright signed by Pistons

It didn’t take Ryan Boatright to find a new NBA team. Just days after being waived by the New Jersey Nets, Boatright agreed to terms with the Detroit Pistons, where he reunites with former UConn teammate Andre Drummond. Boatright is expected to be waived by the Pistons when the roster size reduces to 15 players, but once he clears waivers, the plan is to reassign him to the Pistons’ D-League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Drive.

Women’s soccer clinches American title

For the first time in more than a decade, the UConn women’s soccer team are regular season conference champions. The Huskies clinched the American Athletic Conference crown following South Florida’s defeat to Central Florida on Friday. No. 11 UConn finally lifted the trophy on Senior Day, where they defeated SMU 2-1. The Huskies head into next week’s conference tournament as the No. 1 seed.

Field hockey wins Big East title

Women’s soccer wasn’t the only team who clinched a conference title over the weekend. The field hockey team defeated Providence 8-0 to win the title outright for the third straight year. The Huskies (16-0, 4-0), who are in pursuit of their third straight national championship, have outscored their opponents 100-5 on the season.

Men’s hockey drops Hockey East opener

The men’s hockey team opened up Hockey East play against No. 8 Boston University on Saturday. Despite a pair of goals from freshman Max Letunov, the Huskies dropped a tight 4-2 contest at Agganis Arena. The Terriers come to Hartford on Tuesday to complete the home-and-home series.

Q&A with Kevin Ollie

CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein sat down with UConn men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie to discuss the upcoming season. Ollie claims that this is the most talented team he’s had in his young coaching career, and discusses the team’s strengths and weaknesses. Check out the whole interview for more.

Pete Harasyko is a staff writer for The Daily Campus. He can be reached via email at peter.harasyko@uconn.edu.

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