| Nov 16, 2012
| 6:38 PM
The Huskies arrived in their locker room to find the simplest of messages on the chalkboard: "Find a way."
"That, to me, means find a way to help your team even if you're not scoring," Shabazz Napier said. "Find a way to get a rebound. It was kind of...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 3:53 PM
– There is no reason to believe otherwise — what UConn achieves in men's basketball this season will come with great effort and resourcefulness.
One player is shut down, or injured, another must step in. One element doesn't work, another way...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 7:04 PM
The Huskies stayed a step ahead of their competition — but just a step ahead. Like a runner in a road race who wanted company, rather than a great finishing time, they never did pull away from New Hampshire.
"Whatever the competition is, that's...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 7:55 PM
The Huskies made North Carolina State work for it. They sprawled for loose balls, clawed for what rebounds they could get and made more than their share of steals.
But in the end, the Wolfpack had too many answers and beat UConn 69-65 in the Jimmy V....
| Dec 7, 2012
| 6:35 PM
Very little escapes the eyes of Shabazz Napier. He saw within a few minutes the way this game was going, saw that Harvard was not going to give him opportunities to score, and more important, he noticed "the look" in DeAndre Daniels.
"Once he started...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 6:59 PM
Omar Calhoun's season had hit a snag, not unusual for a freshman. There was only one way out of it.
"I got back into the gym every night," said Calhoun, who established a career high with 22 points in UConn's 84-50 victory over Maryland Eastern Shore at...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 6:38 PM
A steal by Enosch Wolf, a pass ahead to Ryan Boatright, who dished up behind his back to Omar Calhoun for a layup — this was UConn's brand of basketball for much of Friday night.
That basket gave UConn a 32-point lead, and the Huskies were playing...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 7:56 PM
UConn's first Big East game under coach Kevin Ollie had a little of everything — physical play, dramatic shots and not one, but two, Husky comebacks.
And it had an officials' blunder that all could have done without. But all of this figured into...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 2:21 PM
The home team had grappled back from six points behind to tie the game, and Purcell Pavilion was getting loud. An intimidating scene for most teams, perhaps, but this UConn men's basketball team has shown several times now that it is cut from unusually...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 7:05 PM
Shabazz Napier was sitting there, large ice pack on his left shoulder, pain of various kinds showing on his face.
"I didn't give enough to my teammates," he said. "As a leader, I should have given more. I always feel like I should be giving 100...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 7:37 PM
There are games when the stat sheet should be tossed aside. There are games when the stat sheet should be shredded, incinerated as soon as possible.
Once in a career, perhaps, there is a game like this. Kevin Ollie might want to save the stat sheet from...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Shabazz Napier is a player who wants to take the important shots, and on Sunday, no one could blame him.
His teammates were missing three out of every four, so when Napier found open space a few feet behind the three-point arc, he launched them....