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No postseason sanctions for UConn

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The NCAA finally handed down its ruling on the University of Connecticut recruiting violations and there were no sanctions involving a ban in postseason play. Coach Jim Calhoun will be suspended from the Huskies' first three Big East Conference games next season, however.

The school did get slapped a little harder than some of it's self-imposed sanctions that were announced following an in-house probe last fall but we can't imagine it having any
negative impact on this year's lone recruit (to date), Ryan Boatright of East Aurora.

Here's a link to the Hartford Courant story detailing the NCAA ruling: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/02/22/1880476/ncaa-suspends-uconns-calhoun-for.html

More time for Harris at Valpo

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Sophomore guard Matt Kenney suffered a concussion in a recent game with Ball State, leading to more playing time for Valparaiso freshman Jay Harris (Oswego East). The former Wolves' sharpshooter responded with a career-high 14 points in 18 minutes in a loss to Butler.

According to a report by Mark Lazerus for our sister paper, the Post-Tribune, in northwest Indiana:

At 6-1, 155 pounds -- and at age 18, still young enough to be a high school senior -- Harris has been physically overmatched at times playing against full-grown men. But he's been getting more and more confident with every game.

"He's learning the physicality of the game," Drew said. "It's hard for all freshmen -- the game is faster, it's more physical. And freshmen have that adjustment period, like Jay has. But we've seen a great deal of improvement over the last three or four weeks with him, and he's getting stronger. He's getting better and better and he's got a good basketball IQ, so we hope that he continues to improve."

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