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Kevin Ollie

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  • Ollie's Bond With His Players Allows For Playfulness

    Ollie's Bond With His Players Allows For Playfulness
    NEW YORK — Kevin Ollie slapped his freshman guard in the face on national television Friday night, the team laughed and the whole thing went viral. Twitter, Vine, YouTube — it was all over the Internet and immediately christened "The Victory...
  • Sophomore Struggles Helped Transform Shabazz

    — UConn senior Shabazz Napier took a moment Saturday to reflect on the disappointing sophomore season that is a part of who he is now. "My sophomore season, we had one of the best teams in the country," he said on the eve of the Huskies' Elite...
  • UConn's Past And Present Revels In The Moment On The MSG Floor

    NEW YORK — As the second-year head coach climbed the ladder to cut the net from the rim at Madison Square Garden, the man who built UConn into a national program was basking in the moment at the other end of the court. Former players hugged, school...
  • UConn outlasts Michigan State 60-54 in East Region final behind determined Napier, Ollie

     UConn outlasts Michigan State 60-54 in East Region final behind determined Napier, Ollie
    NEW YORK — Just 18 months ago, Kevin Ollie wasn't sure how long he'd have a job at Connecticut, and Shabazz Napier didn't know if he even wanted to be at the school anymore. As Napier climbed a stepladder Sunday afternoon to cut down a net in...
  • UConn's Speed Slows Down Michigan State

    NEW YORK — UConn and Michigan State was going come down to quickness against strength. The Huskies made the game about quickness. "We looked like we were walking in quicksand there for a little while," Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said. The...
  • Kevin Ollie Takes The Stairs, And It's Paying Off

    Kevin Ollie Takes The Stairs, And It's Paying Off
    NEW YORK — Positioned perfectly at the intersection of resilience and jubilation, Kevin Ollie slowly climbed the ladder to snip the final cord of net that tightly, securely ties the past and present of UConn basketball. "I was really taking my...
  • UConn Roars Back Against MSU; Reaches Final Four

    UConn Roars Back Against MSU; Reaches Final Four
    NEW YORK — The trends were all going against UConn, a position in which the Huskies have found themselves many times, in many ways, the past couple of years. Michigan State had built a nine-point lead when coach Kevin Ollie called time out. "And...
  • That's A Wrap: Ollie, Calhoun, And The Hug

    UConn coach Kevin Ollie, headed to his first Final Four, and former UConn coach Jim Calhoun embraced after the Huskies defeated Michigan State 60-54 Sunday. "He just said, 'I'm proud of you, keep doing what you're doing, keep battling and thinking...
  • Coach Kevin Ollie recalls UConn's win against Gators

    Coach Kevin Ollie recalls UConn's win against Gators
    UConn's 65-64 buzzer-beating win against the Gators on Dec. 2 continues to resonate months later with Huskies coach Kevin Ollie. Ollie said the game showed him a lot about his squad and gave him insights into the Gators that should come in handy when...
  • Ollie Proud To Be Role Model For African American Coaches

    A recent study suggested that the hiring of African American coaches for major college programs has declined. So Kevin Ollie, on the national stage now that UConn is in the Final Four, can serve as an important model. He embraces that responsibility....
  • Can UConn Beat Florida In The Final Four? Go To The Tape

     Can UConn Beat Florida In The Final Four? Go To The Tape
    Like an old photo or home movie you take out when someone needs a smile, coach Kevin Ollie kept the tape of UConn's victory over Florida handy. When the Huskies got to thinking they couldn't, here was proof that they could — and did — hang...
  • UConn Men Embrace Dance Move, The Three-Sweep

    UConn Men Embrace Dance Move, The Three-Sweep
    STORRS — UConn freshman Terrence Samuel created the latest craze taking over Husky Nation, and on Tuesday before leaving for the Final Four, he finally gave it a name — the Three-Sweep. By now, nearly has everyone has seen it: UConn nails a...