Notebook

Men's Basketball: Four takeaways from midweek exhibition

Men's Basketball: Four takeaways from midweek exhibition

The score in an exhibition win over a Division II opponent means very little for a UConn team looking to rebuild a winning tradition. The scoreboard read 103-64 at the final buzzer, but the 40 minutes before were more telling of what the 2019 edition of UConn men’s basketball has to offer. Here are a few takeaways from Wednesday night’s win. 

Notebook: UConn softball succumbs to UMass’ small-ball game plan

Notebook: UConn softball succumbs to UMass’ small-ball game plan

Coming into this start, Koshes had given up 49 hits in 60.2 innings this season, or just under one per 1.1 innings pitched. Across 4.2 innings Wednesday, she gave up 13 hits and 12 of those were singles. Overall, UConn pitching allowed 17 singles and walked 10 batters.

Colby Dunlop reemerges as a weekday weapon for the Huskies

Colby Dunlop reemerges as a weekday weapon for the Huskies

Fast forward to UConn’s Week Four series at Texas State and he was sitting at home on the couch. He started against Louisville and gave up eight hits and nine earned runs in a blowout loss, then faced College of Charleston and gave up six hits and was pulled after just three innings.

Women’s Basketball: Dangerfield’s list of accomplishments continues to grow

Women’s Basketball: Dangerfield’s list of accomplishments continues to grow

Dangerfield also passed former UConn great Renee Montgomery on Monday night to claim fifth on the program single-season assists list with 202. She remains three assists away from passing four-time National Champion Moriah Jefferson who sits at fourth on the list with 204 assists.

Women’s Basketball Notebook: Samuelson dominates every facet

Women’s Basketball Notebook: Samuelson dominates every facet

“I’ve been shooting so much my whole life that it’s kind of just second nature to me,” Samuelson said. “I felt really good in practice. I felt really good in shoot around today. I’m going to continue to shoot if teams do give me 3’s like I was getting tonight.”

UConn Baseball: Huskies take home advantage

UConn Baseball: Huskies take home advantage

The UConn baseball team took down the University of Hartford 9-1 in their home opener. Behind an encouraging outing from Tim Cate, a leadoff homer in the second from Isaac Feldstein, an insurance-run double by Anthony Prato and the barrage of runs scored in the eighth, UConn seemed to have their swagger back.

Huskies struggle, overcome Bobcats’ slow pace en route to Round of 32 victory

Huskies struggle, overcome Bobcats’ slow pace en route to Round of 32 victory

The UConn women’s basketball team was brought to a snail’s pace Monday night at Gampel Pavilion in its Round of 32 matchup with in-state rivals Quinnipiac, but overcame the unusually slow tempo to come away with a 71-46 win to send the Huskies to Albany for the Sweet 16.

Notebook: Huskies drop the ball in regular season finale

Notebook: Huskies drop the ball in regular season finale

With home-ice advantage in the first round of the Hockey East playoffs and the longest winning streak in program at stake, the Huskies dropped the ball on their regular season finale. They came out flat and the UMass Minutemen took advantage, jumping out to an early 2-1 lead in the first period and doing just enough to eek out the 3-2 victory.

The loss drops UConn to 15-17-2 on the season and leaves their status for next weekend up in the air.

Notebook: A sloppy finish and Taplin’s shooting sink Huskies

Notebook: A sloppy finish and Taplin’s shooting sink Huskies

It was a tale of two halves for the UConn Huskies on Thursday night against conference rival Tulsa. In the first half, the ball effectively rode the hot hand of Christian Vital to a 40-31 halftime lead. Maybe the Huskies thought that the 10,656 fans in attendance deserved their money’s worth, because they let Tulsa back into the ball game with an early halftime run.