| Apr 1, 2014
| 4:37 PM
LINCOLN, Neb. — Sometimes it comes from the mouth of an outsider. Sometimes it comes from the mouth of an insider.
And sometimes, well, sometimes the message from within is so good that it can even overcome our flinty New England skepticism....
| Mar 22, 2014
| 3:02 PM
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...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 7:37 AM
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...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 4:35 PM
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...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 6:49 AM
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Some of the Huskies know the thrill of winning a national championship, and most know the emptiness of being barred from postseason play.
But perhaps the most important experience of all came in between, when UConn lost to Iowa...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 3:53 PM
STORRS — A more distinct tone could not be set for a basketball game. UConn's first 11 possessions ended with five missed shots and six turnovers.
"The crowd's supposed to stand up 'til we make our first shot," Ryan Boatright said. "It seemed like...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 6:24 PM
As the regular season winds down, UConn's opportunities to define — or redefine — itself are dwindling.
"We'll get there," coach Kevin Ollie said after the Huskies' stinging 64-55 loss to Southern Methodist on Sunday. "We do it in spurts, but...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 8:01 PM
TAMPA, Fla. — Shabazz Napier threw in a couple of crazy shots, and he made a dagger-like three-pointer with 24 seconds left.
This is nothing unusual for Napier, his reputation as a clutch player, a take-over-the-game-down-the-stretch player made...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 8:30 PM
TAMPA, Fla. – Terrence Samuel has waited patiently for his chance. It came on Wednesday night in Tampa.
"I probably earned myself some more minutes, hopefully," Samuel said.
The point guard from Brooklyn came to UConn with his eyes open, hoping to...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 3:42 PM
HARTFORD — DeAndre Daniels played against Cincinnati this time, but he was not a factor. He was 2-for-5 from the floor, with four rebounds and, though he was not in foul trouble, was limited to 15 minutes.
"I go by feel," coach Kevin Ollie said. "I...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 1:01 PM
Shabazz Napier's case for American Athletic Conference player of the year is getting stronger.
Napier was named AAC player of the week for the fifth time this season after leading the Huskies to two victories last week.
Napier, who will be honored...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 12:54 PM
UConn will honor its seniors before the 7 p.m. game at Gampel on Wednesday:
Shabazz Napier: The only Huskies player to get more than 1,500 points and 500 assists, he has played 132 games, starting 87, averaging 13.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.8...