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Tuesday / December 12.
  • Pitt, UConn Ready for Showdown; Woodall to Redshirt; Providence Adds Big Man

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    NEWARK – Jim Calhoun had just coached his team to a victory over Seton Hall Saturday at The Prudential Center, the No. 1-ranked Huskies 13th straight win, and now he was standing against a wall in the arena talking about what comes next.

    What comes next for UConn (24-1, 12-1 Big East) is tonight’s epic showdown with No. 4 Pittsburgh (23-2, 10-2) at the XL Center in Hartford that serves as ESPN’s “Big Monday” broadcast.

    Read the full story here at SNY.tv.

    **UConn was a near unanimous No. 1 pick in the latest AP Top 25 poll, which features six Big East programs.

    WOODALL TO REDSHIRT

    Pittsburgh freshman guard Travon Woodall, a Paterson, N.J. native who helped Bob Hurley’s St. Anthony of Jersey City team win the mythical national prep championship last season, will apply for a medical redshirt after this season. “It is most likely that Pitt will apply for a medical redshirt at the end of the year,” a Pitt spokesman said.

    PROVIDENCE ADDS BIG MAN

    Ross Permenter, a 6-9 junior college player from Temple, Texas, has verbally committed to Providence, according to the Providence Journal. Permenter was sitting behind the PC bench during Saturday night’s game against Rutgers.

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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.