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  • Cherish The Moment, Connecticut: Something's Happening Here

    Cherish The Moment, Connecticut: Something's Happening Here
    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....
  • 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...
  • With Bitter Memories, Huskies Plan To Take Care Of Business

    With Bitter Memories, Huskies Plan To Take Care Of Business
    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...
  • Once Again, UConn Can't Match Up With SMU

    Once Again, UConn Can't Match Up With SMU
    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...
  • UConn Running Out Of Time To Redefine Itself

    UConn Running Out Of Time To Redefine Itself
    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...
  • UConn Struggles, But Comes Back To Beat South Florida, 61-56

    UConn Struggles, But Comes Back To Beat South Florida, 61-56
    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...
  • Samuel Makes Case For More Playing Time

    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...
  • Daniels' Minutes Limited; Samuel Gets More Playing Time

    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...
  • For Fifth Time, UConn's Shabazz Napier AAC Player Of Week

    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...
  • UConn's Senior Day Honorees

    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...