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UConn back in tourney after academic sanctions

Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier waits for a player to shoot a free throw during the second half in the finals of the American Athletic Conference tournament on Saturday in Memphis, Tenn.

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STORRS, Conn. — UConn guard Ryan Boatright didn’t watch the NCAA tournament last year. It was too painful.
The Huskies were banned from that postseason because players that preceded them at the school had failed to meet NCAA academic standards.
“I barely watched TV, because it was everywhere,” Boatright said. “It was hurting me every time I turned the TV on.”
Now the Huskies are back in the tournament as a No. 7 seed, and will face Atlantic 10 champion St. Joseph’s on Thursday in Buffalo, N.Y.
UConn players credit the adversity with giving them the tools to ...


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