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Thursday / December 13.
  • Dan Hurley serenaded by UConn fans after ejection at Madison Square Garden

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    NEW YORK — Dan Hurley didn’t come out of the 2K Classic with a championship, but he did help cement his status as a huge cult hero among UConn fans.

    Hurley was ejected in the closing moments of a 91-72 loss to Iowa after notching his second technical foul, and the UConn fans serenaded him with chants of, “Dan-ny Hur-ley.”

    “I probably don’t want to put myself inside the minds of that crew tonight,” Hurley said of the second technical foul call. “It was what it was.”

    He added: “We all have to be accountable for our performance.”

    The UConn players appreciated that their coach stood up for them, and that their fans did as well.

    “UConn nation’s going to be behind us no matter what,” said Jalen Adams, who went for 20 points in the loss. “It’s great to have that fan support .”

    Hurley has been blowing up Twitter with his emotional expressions in two days at the Garden. UConn is now 3-1 with the win over former Big East rival Syracuse.

    Photo Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

     

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.