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  • Be True To Your School: Napier, Giffey, Olander Stick It Out

    Be True To Your School: Napier, Giffey, Olander Stick It Out
    ARLINGTON, Texas — The foundation was shaking under the UConn basketball program and players were fleeing. Facing a postseason ban because it failed to meet NCAA academic standards, UConn saw Alex Oriakhi, Roscoe Smith, and Michael Bradley...
  • UCF coach Donnie Jones talks UConn, Florida in Final Four

    UCF coach Donnie Jones talks UConn, Florida in Final Four
    UCF coach Donnie Jones sat down earlier this week to look back on the 2013-14 season and look forward to what the Knights need to do ahead of their second season in the American Athletic Conference. But Jones also has a unique perspective on the UConn-...
  • CHAMPIONS! UConn Takes The Stairs To NCAA Mountaintop

     CHAMPIONS! UConn Takes The Stairs To NCAA Mountaintop
    ARLINGTON, Texas – Among Kevin Ollie's many notable phrases is "believing in the dark." He expects his players to believe, even when they can't see. When he took them to the site of the Final Four in January, he expected them to believe. When he...
  • Jeff Jacobs: Jim Calhoun Photobombs Way Into Focus Of UConn's Tourney Snapshot

    Jeff Jacobs: Jim Calhoun Photobombs Way Into Focus Of UConn's Tourney Snapshot
    BUFFALO, N.Y. — Satisfied, Jim? The attention is on you. There was Jay Bilas. There was Digger Phelps. There was Bruce Pearl. They were all talking about UConn so enthusiastically Friday on ESPN. Or rather they were talking how great it would be...
  • UConn, Villanova Prepare For Old-Time Big East Slugfest

    UConn, Villanova Prepare For Old-Time Big East Slugfest
    BUFFALO, N.Y. — UConn and Villanova are no longer in the same conference, but they are not strangers. They know exactly what to expect from each other in the NCAA Tournament. "We know it's going to be a grinding, Big East-style basketball game,"...
  • Shabazz Wants It All On His Plate, With Extra Onions

    Shabazz Wants It All On His Plate, With Extra Onions
    BUFFALO, N.Y. — As a freshman, he was there to pick up Kemba Walker from behind and hoist him in the air after his unforgettable step-back jumper on Pittsburgh's Gary McGhee in the Big East tournament. As a sophomore, after riding Kemba's...
  • Napier Leads A Category That He Really Shouldn't

    BUFFALO, N.Y. — Although Shabazz Napier's achievement — leading UConn in scoring, assists and rebounding — is unique and impressive, it's not ideal. Coach Kevin Ollie is not shy about reminding his big men that rebounding should be...
  • UConn Storms Back, Beats St. Joseph's In Overtime Thriller

     UConn Storms Back, Beats St. Joseph's In Overtime Thriller
    BUFFALO, N.Y. — Shabazz Napier's first thoughts are always for his teammates, his team, the final score. And in his performance Thursday night, with its hits, misses and flaws, all of that showed. But when it was over, when UConn had outlasted...
  • St. Joseph's Has Overcome A Lot To Reach Game With UConn

    St. Joseph's Has Overcome A Lot To Reach Game With UConn
    St. Joseph's and UConn, soon to be NCAA opponents, have a few things in common. One of them is a determined group of seniors. "These guys have been driven since last May to leave a mark," coach Phil Martelli said on a conference call. "They've been...
  • Kemba, Shabazz, The Shot, The Promised Land

    ARLINGTON, Texas — In the end, it is only a shot. The ball leaves the fingertips. The ball nestles in the net. The buzzer sounds. One team wins. The other team loses. And it's on to the next game. That's what coaches, invested in making sure...
  • Florida's Donovan Knows There Is More To UConn Than Napier

    Florida's Donovan Knows There Is More To UConn Than  Napier
    ARLINGTON, Texas — In the national perception, UConn begins with Shabazz Napier, and ends with Shabazz Napier. And in between, well, there's a whole lot of Shabazz Napier. But those with the task of beating the Huskies know differently. "Shabazz...
  • UConn Shows Heart The Size Of Texas

    ARLINGTON, Texas — On the grandest stage of all, the UConn men's basketball team grabbed the spotlight and sent an emphatic message to the rest of the country. The program left for dead in the wake of conference realignment isn't just alive, it's...