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Shabazz Napier

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  • 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...
  • Gators to face UConn Saturday in Final Four

    Gators to face UConn Saturday in Final Four
    The only two teams to beat the Florida Gators this season are going to the Final Four. But much has changed since the Gators lost at Wisconsin and Connecticut late last fall. UConn's 60-54 upset of Michigan State sends the last team to beat the Gators...
  • Boatright's Defense Helps Huskies Win

    NEW YORK — Tears trickling down her cheeks, Tanesha Boatright embraced her son and wouldn't let go. Ryan Boatright, holding the piece of net he had snipped from the Madison Square Garden hoop, squeezed his mother. Amid the on-court celebration...
  • UCLA's Kyle Anderson named third-team All-American

    UCLA's Kyle Anderson named third-team All-American
    UCLA’s Kyle Anderson was named third-team All-American by the Associated Press. Anderson, a sophomore, averaged 14.9 points, 8.8 rebounds and 6.6 assists this season. He helped the Bruins reach the South Regional semifinals, where they lost top-...
  • Shabazz Napier Makes Wooden All-American Team

    Staff and wire report The awards are starting to pile up for UConn senior guard Shabazz Napier, who has led his team into the Final Four this past weekend at Madison Square Garden. Napier earned a spot on the Wooden Award All-American team, which was...
  • 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....
  • Gators' Prather, Wilbekin receive All-American acclaim

    Gators' Prather, Wilbekin receive All-American acclaim
    Gators seniors Casey Prather and Scottie Wilbekin received All-American acclaim on Monday, with Prather landing on the 10-player Wooden All-American team. Wilbekin was named third-team All-American by the Associated Press, the most recognized of the...
  • 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...
  • Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky a tall order on the court and off the cuff

    Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky a tall order on the court and off the cuff
    The big man talks to himself. Cuss words. Which can be a problem in the team huddle. "I always put the towel over my mouth in timeouts," he says. If Frank Kaminsky has an unusual method of self-motivation during games, count that as one of his many...