UConn Basketball: What Kevin Ollie Has Learned in Whirlwind 1st Season

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UConn Basketball: What Kevin Ollie Has Learned in Whirlwind 1st Season
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Kevin Ollie accepted a one-year contract to become UConn's head coach in September, when legendary Huskies leader Jim Calhoun stepped aside after nearly three decades at the helm. The university didn't use the term "interim coach," but that's essentially the role Ollie assumed following two seasons as an assistant under Calhoun. 

The former Huskies point guard (1991-95) replaced a Hall of Famer and three-time national champion without a long-term commitment from the university. That storyline alone set the stage for a compelling Connecticut basketball season

Ollie faced instant adversity, guiding a UConn program that recently saw its pride take a hit when the team was deemed ineligible for the 2013 postseason due to a substandard Academic Progress Rate. 

Here's an assessment of developments that have defined the inaugural season of the Ollie era in Stoors.  

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