| Mar 30, 2014
| 4:53 PM
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...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 7:26 PM
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...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 8:15 PM
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...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 1:44 PM
STORRS – Niels Giffey, about to bookend his UConn career with trips to the Final Four, considered one championship run as a freshman and the final step toward another as a senior.
When UConn arrived in Houston in 2011, Giffey was at the tail end...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 3:01 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas – The doors to AT&T Stadium opened to reporters at 9 a.m. on Thursday and the first sounds that could be heard were Kevin Ollie's voice, reverberating throughout the cavernous arena.
From the distant concourse, UConn players and...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 6:46 PM
UConn is 80-for-92 (87 percent) from the free throw line in four NCAA Tournament games.
UConn 89, St Joseph's 81, overtime
18-20, 90 percent
14 in a row in OT
Shabazz Napier 8-8
UConn 77, Villanova 65
22-28, 79 percent
20-24 second half
| Mar 15, 2014
| 6:08 PM
It's hard to pinpoint just when it began.
Was it Larry Bird vs. Magic Johnson in 1979?
Was it Michael Jordan's late jumper beating Georgetown for North Carolina in 1982?
Was it N.C. State stunning Houston at the buzzer in 1983 and Jimmy Valvano...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 4:45 PM
Connecticut (31-8) vs. Kentucky (29-10)
TV: 6:09 p.m., Channel 2
This matchup between No. 7 and No. 8 is the highest seeding combination ever for an NCAA final game. It is also the first time since 1966 (Texas Western and Kentucky) that two teams...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 8:00 AM
NEW YORK — Any college basketball fan worth their bracket fee will recall the many glorious years of the Big East, from the colorful '80's teams of John Thompson and Lou Carnesecca to, in recent years, the highly competitive games between the...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 8:59 PM
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...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 11:08 PM
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...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 6:32 PM
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...