Husker, not Huskies, for player of year
I don't have a rooting interest when it comes to the University of Connecticut. I'm not from the state, didn't go to the school to make me root for it, don't have any particular ties to the Big East to make me root against it (full disclosure: I do love the pizza here).
That said, I am grateful as a basketball fan to live within a short drive of Hartford and Storrs. Obviously, when covering the sport, it's convenient to have the best team in the country that close ...
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