Round 2: #3 Cliff Robinson vs. #11 Albert Mouring

Cliff Robinson vs. Albert Mouring

#3 Cliff Robinson – (1985-1989)
by Peter Bard

In Rd 1, Robinson defeated Ryan Boatright, 145-13

Cliff Robinson was the first great NBA player to come out of UConn, except that nobody realized it at the time. Robinson came to UConn the year before Jim Calhoun arrived, and was the best player on the team in those three years leading up to the Dream Season of 1989-1990. A 6’10” Forward-Center, Robinson led the team in scoring three times, and in rebounding twice, finishing his career with 1664 points, good for ninth all-time, and 663 rebounds.
As UConn wasn’t known for producing top basketball talent at the time, Robinson fell to the 2nd round of the NBA draft, but still managed to score almost 20,000 points over an 18-season career, more than any other member of a draft class that included Glen Rice, Tim Hardaway, and Shawn Kemp. Robinson was also named the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year in 1993, and played in the 1994 All-Star Game.

Career Points: 1664

Career Rebounds: 668

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Career Assists: 136

Career Steals: 110

Career Blocks: 116


2nd Team Big East 1988-1989
3rd Team Big East 1987-1988
1,000 point club

  #11 Albert Mouring – (1997-2001)
by Tyler Wilkinson

In Rd 1, Mouring defeated Earl Kelley, 95-49

Albert Mouring earned his reputation as a sharpshooter. Despite barely playing his freshman year at UConn, he emerged as a crucial bench scorer for the Huskies. Mourning made several late threes against Duke in the 1999 National Championship game that helped the Huskies seal the victory and shock the world. Mourning joined the 1,000 point club his senior year and remains UConn’s all-time leader in free throw percentage.

Career Points: 1214

Career Rebounds: 310

Career Assists: 169

Career Steals: 93

Career Blocks: 35


All-time leader in FT%
1,000 point club
Member of the 1999 National Championship team

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