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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Polished Niels: Giffey Good In Coverage, Offers Nice Stroke

    Polished Niels: Giffey Good In Coverage, Offers Nice Stroke
    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...
  • Matter Of Perception: Can Huge Stadium Affect Shooter's Eye?

    Matter Of Perception: Can Huge Stadium Affect Shooter's Eye?
    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...
  • Huskies Have Been Lights Out At The Line

    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 Terrance...
  • You'll notice some changes with this year's TV coverage of "March Madness"

    You'll notice some changes with this year's TV coverage of "March Madness"
    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...
  • NCAA preview: Connecticut vs. Kentucky

    NCAA preview: Connecticut vs. Kentucky
    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...
  • In 'Requiem for the Big East,' the wrong kind of March Madness

    In 'Requiem for the Big East,' the wrong kind of March Madness
    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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...