NCAA | UCONN Men Finish Their Season With 20 Wins After Transfers & New Coach

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The UCONN Huskies (men) will not be in the NCAA Tournament this season due to failing APR standards but they had a good season, especially under a brand new coach and losing players through transferring (Alex Oriakhi, etc) or NBA draft (Jeremy Lamb, Andre Drummond). Legendary head coach Jim Calhoun retired before this season who brought UCONN Huskies 3 National Titles. Calhoun is in the top 5 for most titles as a head coach in the NCAA, John Wooden having the all time record of 11 . Kevin Ollie, former Husky & NBA player, is now the UCONN head coach — last team he played for in the NBA was the OKC Thunder until 2010. Ollie played for the Huskies from 1991 to 1995.

UCONN beat Providence (17-13) in todays senior day game 63 to 59 in overtime. Ryan Boatright had 23 points, Shabazz Napier with 16 points despite his foot injury.

UCONN was 20-10 this season, 10-8 in the Big East and were 7th seed in the Big East, right behind 17 ranked and rivals Syracuse.

Napier, the starting guard for UCONN, averaged 17.1 points per game, shooting 83% in FT and 41% in three pointers.

Despite the tournament ban, Huskies did get three 2012 recruit, their standout one being Omar Calhoun from Brooklyn NY. He averaged 11.1 points per game, 3.9 rebounds, and was a 76% FT shooter. Freshman guard Calhoun had 29 steals and 13 blocks this season.

Huskieshave made 31 tournament appearances, 52-29 in tournament record & made 4 Final Four appearances (only one time not winning the title, 75% in winning titles when making it to the Final Four).

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