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UConn survives weekend in Albany; Huskies are lone New England men's team advancing to Sweet 16


UConn's Donovan Clingan dunks in the second half of a second-round game against Saint Mary's in the NCAA Tournament, Sunday, in Albany, N.Y.

ALBANY, N.Y. — There is one team carrying the New England banner into the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament. And with that, Danny Hurley will get a better night’s sleep.

“I’m still haunted by — I had an unbelievable Rhode Island team that year five that lost a brutal game against Oregon in a game we should have won,” Hurley said after his University of Connecticut team advanced to the Sweet 16.



Howard Herman can be reached at hherman@berkshireeagle.com or 413-496-6253.


Howard Herman is a sports columnist at The Berkshire Eagle. The dean of full-time sportswriters in Western Mass., he has been with the Eagle since 1988, and is a member of the New England Baseball and Basketball Hall of Fame.

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