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2009-04-14 17:44:01

Connecticut center Hasheem Thabeet said Tuesday he will declare for the NBA draft, forgoing his senior season. The 7-foot-3 junior averaged 13.6 points, 10.8 rebounds and 4.2 blocks over 36 games in helping the Huskies get to the Final Four this season. UConn (31-5) lost to Michigan State in the NCAA semifinals. Thabeet, a native of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, started 63 of 64 games over his freshman and sophomore campaigns, averaging 8.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.1 blocks per game. This past...

2009-04-04 20:07:57

Michigan State beat Connecticut 82-73 Saturday in the opening semifinal of the NCAA Final Four in its bid for a third national college basketball title. Kalin Lucas scored 21 points to lead the Spartans (31-6). Raymar Morgan added 18 points for Michigan State, which will play in Monday's final against the winner of Saturday's second semifinal between North Carolina and Villanova. The Spartans are just the 13th team in Final Four history to play in their home state and the first since Duke...

2009-04-03 20:34:43

The NCAA Tournament's semifinals are set for Saturday, bringing together four of basketball's marquee teams for one of the top attractions in American sports. Michigan State will take on Connecticut in the opening contest and surprising Villanova will try to upset North Carolina in the second game. The winners will battle Monday night for the national title. Saturday's first game will feature a classic matchup of traditionally strong defense (Michigan State) against a team that can score...

2009-03-28 18:53:29

Kemba Walker scored 23 points Saturday to lead Connecticut to another Final Four berth with an 82-75 win over Missouri in the NCAA West Regional Final. A.J. Price added with 18 points and Stanley Robinson scored 13 for the top-seeded Huskies (31-4), who seek their third national title in 11 years. UConn's last trip to the Final Four was five years ago, when the Huskies beat Georgia Tech in the championship game. The Huskies came out of the West Region both times in winning the national title...

2009-03-26 20:41:23

The inside force of Hasheem Thabeet finally allowed Connecticut to pull away Thursday and reach the NCAA regional finals by downing Purdue 72-60. Top-seeded Connecticut scored the game's first eight points and the Huskies spent the rest of the contest fighting off Purdue comeback attempts. After cutting what had been an 11-point deficit to four with 11:24 to play, the fifth-seeded Boilermakers finally ran out of steam and left the Huskies just one victory away from reaching the Final Four....

2009-03-19 17:59:31

Without ill head coach Jim Calhoun Thursday, Connecticut rolled to a 103-47 rout of Chattanooga in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Philadelphia. The Huskies, the top seed in the West Region, learned shortly before the contest that Calhoun had been hospitalized for undisclosed health reasons, but under the guidance of assistant George Blaney, they stormed to a 48-20 halftime advantage. A 55-27 second half completed the third-largest victory margin in NCAA Tournament history. Stanley...

2009-02-25 21:42:25

A.J. Price scored seven of his 36 points in a game-closing run Wednesday, carrying second-ranked Connecticut to an historic 93-82 win over Marquette. It was the 800th win in the coaching career of Connecticut's Jim Calhoun. He became the seventh major college basketball coach to reach that mark. The Huskies bounced back from a loss to Pittsburgh last weekend that knocked them out of the No. 1 spot in the national rankings. The win over Marquette gave Connecticut a half game lead over...

2009-02-23 13:02:06

The Pittsburgh Panthers parlayed their win over previously top-rated Connecticut into the No. 1 ranking in the USA Today/ESPN men's basketball poll Monday. Pitt (25-2) had been ranked No. 4 until knocking off the Huskies (25-2) 76-68 last Monday, ending UConn's 13-game win streak and three-week stint atop the coaches' poll. The Panthers grabbed 30 of the 31 first-place votes in the 15th week of the poll. The other first-place vote went to the No. 2-rated Huskies. Pitt and Connecticut play...

2009-02-21 17:28:28

Hasheem Thabeet had 21 points, nine rebounds and six blocked shots Saturday to lead top-ranked Connecticut to a 64-50 win over South Florida. A.J. Price added 11 points and Stanley Robinson 10 for the Huskies, who held South Florida to 32.3 percent shooting and 5-of-24 effort from 3-point range. UConn (25-2, 13-2 Big East) rebounded from its loss to fourth-ranked Pittsburgh Monday with its seventh victory in as many games against South Florida. The Huskies travel to take on 11th-ranked...

2009-02-16 20:47:37

DeJuan Blair had 22 points and 23 rebounds Monday to lead fourth-ranked Pittsburgh to a 76-68 victory over top-ranked Connecticut. Sam Young hit four 3-pointers while adding 25 points to help Pitt defeat a No. 1-ranked team for the first time in 14 attempts in school history. Levance Fields had 10 points, all in the final three-plus minutes of the game, and his back-to-back 3-pointers broke a 61-61 tie. Pittsburgh (24-2, 11-2 Big East) has won six in a row. A.J. Price led UConn with 18 points...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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