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It’s game day for both the UConn Huskies men’s basketball and women’s basketball teams leaving fans of both teams in a pickle. The UConn men play host to the Syracuse Orange at 7 PM at Gampel Pavilion. The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN as part of their Rivalry Week Package. Sean McDonough and Bill Raftery will have the call with Allen Hopkins on sideline duties. The game can also be heard on the radio on WTIC-1080 AM.

Also at 7 PM tonight, the UConn women will be taking on the St. John’s Red Storm at Carnesecca Arena in Jamaica, NY. The game will be broadcast locally on CPTV with Bob Picozzi and Meghan Culmo on the call. The UConn women’s game will be broadcast on the radio on WTIC 96.5 FM.

UConn men’s basketball

David Borges of the New Haven Register, Mike Anthony of the Hartford Courant and Neill Ostrout of the Connecticut Post all have some notes on the UConn men’s team.

The UConn men are set to battle with Syracuse [Danbury News-Times]

The Orange men get ready to face the big dogs [Syracuse Post-Standard]

The Orange face a tough road at UConn [Danbury News-Times]

UConn and Syracuse are playing for postseason positions [Waterbury Republican-American]

Defense, resume-building are UConn’s focus as the season winds down [Norwich Bulletin]

Here’s a preview of tonight’s game against Syracuse []

Jim Calhoun wants the Huskies to set the pace tonight against the Orange [Hartford Courant]

Here’s another preview of tonight’s game against Syracuse [Hartford Courant]

Hasheem Thabeet has turned into a game-changer [Waterbury Republican-American]

Syracuse will be playing a lot of  zone defense tonight [New Haven Register]

The Huskies are trying to live for the present [New London Day]

UConn opens a grueling closing run with Syracuse [Journal Inquirer]

The Orange are preparing to deal with an imposing Thabeet [Syracuse Post-Standard]

UConn’s path to No. 1 was paved with road victories [The Daily Orange]

Syracuse will look to break their road losing streak against No. 1 UConn tonight [The Daily Orange]

Men’s RPI ratings []

Don’t forget to vote for A.J. Price for the Bob Cousy Award []

UConn women’s basketball

Jim Fuller of the New Haven Register has some notes on the UConn women’s basketball team.

Tina Charles is looking to reignite herself tonight [Connecticut Post]

Here’s a scouting report for tonight’s game against St. John’s [Connecticut Post]

UConn’s lone recruit next year Kelly Faris has enjoyed watching the Huskies this year [Hartford Courant]

Here’s a preview of tonight’s game against St. John’s [Hartford Courant]

Lorin Dixon wants to make the most of her homecoming tonight [Norwich Bulletin]

Tina Charles heads home tonight hoping to snap out of her funk [Waterbury Republican-American]

St. John’s Da’Shena Stevens is hoping to get even with her home state team [New Haven Register]

Kalana Grenne is quietly rounding back in top form [New London Day]

Tina Charles hopes home does the game good [Journal Inquirer]

Women’s RPI ratings []

Don’t forget to vote for Renee Montgomery for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award []

UConn football

Brian Bennett takes a look at the Big East spring practices including UConn []