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  • No state surpasses Virginia's history of NCAA tournament upsets

    No state surpasses Virginia's history of NCAA tournament upsets
    This weekend's Final Four is more old school than a two-handed set shot. Past champions, power conferences, oversized budgets. Kentucky, Wisconsin, Florida, Connecticut. This was not preordained. Wichita State was absolutely Kentucky's equal, and the...
  • 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...
  • UConn Shows Heart The Size Of Texas

    ARLINGTON, Texas — On the grandest stage of all, the UConn men's basketball team grabbed the spotlight and sent an emphatic message to the rest of the country. The program left for dead in the wake of conference realignment isn't just alive, it's...
  • UConn Throws Last Punches To Beat Cincinnati In Defensive Fight

     UConn Throws Last Punches To Beat Cincinnati In Defensive Fight
    HARTFORD — The Huskies weren't expecting any less, or any more. They knew the kind of game Cincinnati would make it, and they were ready to rumble. "I told them it was going to be 90 percent punches and 10 percent plays," coach Kevin Ollie said...
  • Florida Proud Of Its Season

    ARLINGTON, Texas — Florida carried the weight of expectations into this NCAA Tournament, and especially into the Final Four. A 30-game winning streak will do that. Ultimately, the Gators were unable to bear that weight, not to mention UConn's...
  • With Mom's Support, Napier Finishes What He Started

    With Mom's Support, Napier Finishes What He Started
    STORRS — She had done her best to remain composed during the pregame senior night ceremony. She had hugged Kevin Ollie tight and hugged Jim Calhoun just as tight. Afterward, after UConn had outlasted Rutgers, she stood there laughing as she posed...
  • 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...
  • Kevin Ollie Takes The Stairs, And It's Paying Off

    Kevin Ollie Takes The Stairs, And It's Paying Off
    NEW YORK — Positioned perfectly at the intersection of resilience and jubilation, Kevin Ollie slowly climbed the ladder to snip the final cord of net that tightly, securely ties the past and present of UConn basketball. "I was really taking my...
  • No. 12 Creighton holds off DePaul

    No. 12 Creighton holds off DePaul
    Forward Doug McDermott scored 32 points as No. 12 Creighton held off a second half surge by upset-minded DePaul to claim a 78-66 victory on Friday at Omaha’s CenturyLink Center. Guard Brandon Young scored 16 points and forward Forrest Robinson...
  • UConn Vs. Louisville: Two Teams Aim For The Top

    UConn Vs. Louisville: Two Teams Aim For The Top
    STORRS — Back in the day, as Geno Auriemma likes to say, losing key regular-season conference games meant almost certain trouble for upstart programs like the one he inherited at UConn in 1985. The landscape was different. The NCAA Tournament...
  • NCAA Final Four: UConn shows heart the size of Texas

    NCAA Final Four: UConn shows heart the size of Texas
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- On the grandest stage of all, the Connecticut men's basketball team grabbed the spotlight and sent an emphatic message to the rest of the country. The program left for dead in the wake of conference realignment isn't just alive, it's...
  • Gators, 'Cats early favorites for conference hoops tournaments

    Gators, 'Cats early favorites for conference hoops tournaments
    Florida and Arizona were tabbed early favorites to win their conference basketball tournaments according to one odds maker. Top-ranked Florida comes in as a 2/3 favorite to win the Southeastern Conference tourney according to Bovada. Kentucky (3/1)...