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  • 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 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...
  • National lacrosse: No. 9 Syracuse men edge No. 5 Notre Dame, 11-10

    Kevin Rice scored the game-winner with 2:05 left to play as No. 9 host Syracuse edged No. 5 Notre Dame, 11-10, on Saturday. The host Orange (5-3, 1-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) got early separation, but the Fighting Irish (4-3, 2-1) rallied in the...
  • Notebook: Twin Elite Eights Another Chance To Be Noticed

    — There is only one athletic director in Division I with both basketball teams in the Elite Eight, and he arrived at Pinnacle Bank Arena about three hours before UConn's regional semifinal against BYU on Saturday. To say Warde Manuel is happy about...
  • Sophomore Struggles Helped Transform Shabazz

    — UConn senior Shabazz Napier took a moment Saturday to reflect on the disappointing sophomore season that is a part of who he is now. "My sophomore season, we had one of the best teams in the country," he said on the eve of the Huskies' Elite...
  • UConn Tops Iowa State, 81-76

    NEW YORK — As boisterous UConn fans turned Madison Square Garden into their home arena, the Huskies rewarded their followers in the NCAA East Regional semifinal game Friday night. The Huskies seized control early and maintained a strong grip on...
  • UConn Holds On Against Iowa State, Steps Into Elite Eight

    UConn Holds On Against Iowa State, Steps Into Elite Eight
    NEW YORK — It's one thing to have a majority of the fans rooting for you. It's another to truly have a home court advantage, to feel at home in a building. The Huskies worked the Big Room like they owned it Friday night, as if they knew every dead...
  • Connecticut advances to Elite Eight with victory over Iowa State

    Connecticut advances to Elite Eight with victory over Iowa State
    NEW YORK -- DeAndre Daniels scored 19 of his 27 points in the second half to help Connecticut hold off Iowa State, 81-76, on Friday to reach the East Regional final a year after the Huskies were barred from the NCAA tournament. Daniels hit six...
  • BYU's Judkins, A Former Celtic, Says Geno Could Coach Men

    LINCOLN, Neb. – BYU coach Jeff Judkins was drafted by the Celtics in the second round of the 1978 NBA draft. You might remember their first-round pick that season: Larry Bird. And after his NBA playing career ended, he served the Utah men (and Rick...
  • Teel Time: Scouting report on future ACC tournament site Barclays Center

    Teel Time: Scouting report on future ACC tournament site Barclays Center
    NEW YORK – The B train rolled out of Herald Square shortly after noon Friday. One OMG, five stops and 21 minutes later, I stood in front of Barclays Center, home to the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and site of the 2017 and ’18 ACC basketball...
  • Anybody Notice Which College Team Has Foothold In New York?

    Anybody Notice Which College Team Has Foothold In New York?
    NEW YORK — Each has a story to tell and all of them paid a lot of dollars to tell it. Yet in the end, the message that their passion sends is the same: Hey, John Swofford! Hey Jim Delany! Hey, ACC, Big Ten and the other power brokers in college...
  • Handle With Care: Shabazz Among UConn's Greatest Guards

    Handle With Care: Shabazz Among UConn's Greatest Guards
    NEW YORK — The names jump off the pages of the UConn record book, some from the distant past and some cashing NBA paychecks this season. There are prolific scorers such as Wes Bialosuknia in the 1960s, Tony Hanson in the 1970s, Ray Allen in the...