Jeff Adrien gets his LeBron James on with the chalk before last night's game - Richard Messina/Hartford Courant

Solid win for the UConn Huskies men’s basketball team last night. It may not have been as pretty as the wins in the first two rounds but it was good enough to advance to the Elite Eight against the Missouri Tigers on Saturday afternoon at 4:40 PM on CBS.

Two players stood out to me in last night’s game, Craig Austrie and Stanley Robinson. Austrie had been mirred in probably the worst shooting slump of his career and didn’t look like he had any confidence at wall. Last night it looked as though the basket was 6 feet in diameter for him as he hit some clutch shots for the Huskies. You could definitely see his confidence was back because he was smiling again on the court.

After Robbie Hummel of Purdue single-handedly kept his team in the game in the first half with 15 of their 25 points, Jim Calhoun made an adjustment and had Robinson guard him. The results were successful as Robinson held him to two points in the 2nd half on a layup where Robinson was beaten down floor by Hummel. Other than that, Robinson was glued to him forcing Hummel’s supporting cast to step up.

UConn Men’s Basketball links

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Know Your Enemy: Missouri [UConn Huskies Basketball]

Austruck [UConn Huskies Basketball]

UConn Defeats Purdue For Spot In Final 8 [Hartford Courant]

Austrie A Light Amid Storm [Hartford Courant]

More Nochimson Details Emerge [Hartford Courant]

Robinson Become A Defensive Stopper [Hartford Courant]

UConn men’s extras [Hartford Courant]

Huskies’ grit gets them to Elite Eight [Waterbury Republican-American]

Austrie’s shooting touch returns [Waterbury Republican-American]

Missouri promises UConn ’40 minutes of hell’ [Waterbury Republican-American]

NCAA probe may cover entire UConn athletic department [Waterbury Republican-American]

UConn to follow up on report alleging violations [Waterbury Republican-American]

Huskies advance despite distractions [New Haven Register]

More details of NCAA probe coming to light [New Haven Register]

UConn men roll into Elite 8 [Connecticut Post]

What’s ahead for UConn [Connecticut Post]

Calhoun: My job is to coach [Connecticut Post]

Missouri ousts Memphis, next up for UConn [Connecticut Post]

UConn puts away pesky Purdue, reaches regional final [New London Day]

Austrie picks good time to end shooting slump [New London Day]

UConn to face surprising Missouri in regional final [New London Day]

Off-court issues continue to dog Huskies’ on-court success [New London Day]

Sources: UConn probe may expand [New London Day]

Thabeet long on persistence [Denver Post]

Win Shields UConn, If Only for Now [Fanhouse]

Next win always biggest for Mizzou [Arizona Republic]

UConn Women’s Basketball links

Golden Bears’ date with UConn is 4 years in making [International Herald Tribune]

Sweet 16 contest more like a Final Four matchup [Cal Bears Examiner]

Big East Women Also Faring Well [Hartford Courant]

Huskies eyeing title; others will take aim at top dogs [The Tufts Daily]

UConn Football links

Brown’s Preparation Yielding Results [Hartford Courant]

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