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Shabazz Napier

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  • Aaron Harrison Deadly With Game On Line, And UConn Knows It

    ARLINGTON, Texas — Shabazz Napier has delivered his share of game-winning shots, so he can appreciate Kentucky freshman guard Aaron Harrison's recent run. Harrison lifted his team to a victory over Wisconsin Saturday with a three-pointer with 5.7...
  • Smothering Defense Is A Signature Trait At UConn

    Smothering Defense Is A Signature Trait At UConn
    ARLINGTON, Texas — When Kevin Ollie took his basketball game 3,000 miles from Los Angeles to Storrs in 1991, it became immediately clear that life on the court would be different. Ollie, like every hot recruit, was a scorer at Crenshaw High. At...
  • UConn's Dominance Shows It Deserves A Bigger Stage

    UConn's Dominance Shows It Deserves A Bigger Stage
    NASHVILLE — Numbers are thrown around faster than crumpled up brackets this time of year. Call it one-and-done or, as John Calipari, with the propriety of a snake oil salesman, calls it, "succeed and proceed." Whatever term you choose, Kentucky will...
  • UConn-Kentucky: Two Underdogs Battle To Be Superman

    UConn-Kentucky: Two Underdogs Battle To Be Superman
    ARLINGTON, Texas — With each step along the route to the mountaintop, UConn's opponent has been built up. St Joseph's? The Hawks were hot, and the Huskies were not. Villanova? The No. 2 seed. Iowa State? Too quick. Michigan State? Too big...
  • After A Season Of Doubts, Believe In The UConn Men

    ARLINGTON, Texas — The horn sounded inside the oversized football stadium at 11:18 p.m. Eastern time and the underdogs embraced on the court, celebrating amid confetti and cheers. The most improbable ending to the most improbable season unfolded...
  • Connecticut's Shabazz Napier is honored after Huskies win NCAA title

    Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier was named on Monday the most outstanding player of the NCAA tournament Final Four. He was joined on the team by Julius Randle of Kentucky and Connecticut's Ryan Boatright and DeAndre Daniels. Meanwhile, though no teams...
  • Late Run Is A Recruiting Gold Mine For UConn

    ARLINGTON, Texas – Now that the Huskies have won the title, athletic director Warde Manuel plans to sit down with coach Kevin Ollie and talk about a new contract, which will include more years and dollars. "Right now, I'm going to go to [the...
  • CAMPEONES! UConn toma los escalones a la cima del NCAA

    CAMPEONES! UConn toma los escalones a la cima del NCAA
    Entre las muchas frases notables de Kevin Ollie esta 'para creer en la oscuridad." El espera que sus jugadores crean, incluso cuando no pueden ver. Cuando los llevó al lugar del Final Four en enero, él esperaba que ellos creyeran. Cuando tomó el...
  • Connecticut won't be denied in 60-54 win over Kentucky for NCAA title

    ARLINGTON, Texas — Kentucky freshman guard Aaron Harrison launched a last-seconds three-point shot Monday from the same spot he'd knocked two straight opponents out of the tournament. This time he didn't make it, though, and this time it didn't...
  • Huskies Climbed To Top Of World One Step At A Time

    Huskies Climbed To Top Of World One Step At A Time
    ARLINGTON, Texas — They took the stairs. They took them one step at a time. They took them one by one when there wasn't anything to play for last season and they were the pariahs of the NCAA. They took them one step at a time even after Louisville...
  • Shabazz Napier: 'This is what happens when you ban us' [Video]

    Shabazz Napier: 'This is what happens when you ban us' [Video]
    Shabazz Napier wanted to make sure he had our attention Monday night. Of course the Connecticut guard had our attention, after scoring 22 points against Kentucky to lead the Huskies to an unlikely NCAA title and earning Final Four MVP honors for himself...
  • Napier Put Teammates On Shoulders, Carried Them All The Way

    Napier Put Teammates On Shoulders, Carried Them All The Way
    ARLINGTON, Texas — Because there is no point in doubting the Huskies now, let's state this with absolute certainty. Shabazz Napier's postgame speech will become an iconic moment in the history of the program, just as his career and this...