6:10 PM EST, March 9, 2013
Ryan Boatright powered his way down the lane as he had done, or tried to do, all year. He bumped with Bryce Cotton and tossed up an off-balance shot.
12:35 AM EST, March 7, 2013
In another twist to a UConn men's basketball season that's had a few of them, the Huskies worst loss of the season came against one of the worst teams in the Big East.
5:31 PM EST, March 2, 2013
Without Shabazz Napier, the Huskies did most of the things they usually do with him. They grappled, scrambled back from behind and gave themselves a chance to win another game.
10:24 PM EST, February 27, 2013
The shock and the disappointment were still too fresh for UConn to feel the pride. That will come.
11:39 PM EST, February 23, 2013
It may have been DePaul out there, as in near-the-bottom-of-the-Big-East DePaul. But it was still a Big East road game, and they're never easy to add to the collection.
10:24 PM EST, February 21, 2013
One frustrating, fruitless possession after another had left the UConn men's basketball team scoreless for nearly nine minutes. Their slim lead had evaporated, though slowly, and a restlessness had settled over the arena.
3:27 PM EST, February 16, 2013
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10:11 PM EST, February 13, 2013
HARTFORD — The last word was loud. The last word was emphatic. The last word had the devastating effect, elicited that unmistakably sullen silence that makes the last word so satisfying.
6:16 PM EST, February 10, 2013
– The problem wasn't in starting the game. The Huskies had hit a lull in the middle, up by 13 points and now down seven when Kevin Ollie took a timeout.
10:26 PM EST, February 6, 2013
— Kevin Ollie seems to be tired of talking about comebacks, especially when the deal is not ultimately closed.
6:08 PM EST, February 3, 2013
Shabazz Napier is a player who wants to take the important shots, and on Sunday, no one could blame him.
10:37 PM EST, January 31, 2013
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.
5:48 PM EST, January 27, 2013
– UConn had survived a frustrating shooting slump, had absorbed its opponents' run and regained the lead.
3:29 PM EST, January 19, 2013
No one doubted that there would be days like these for the UConn men's basketball team, given its composition, days when the Huskies would be pushed around, give up crucial baskets down the stretch and lose on the road in the Big East.
10:05 PM EST, January 14, 2013
Shabazz Napier was sitting there, large ice pack on his left shoulder, pain of various kinds showing on his face.
5:21 PM EST, January 12, 2013
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 leathery cloth, seams tightly woven.
10:29 PM EST, January 8, 2013
STORRS — UConn had a week to mull over its loss at Marquette. Kevin Ollie had a week to think of new ways to get his team to play more aggressively under the basket, and DeAndre Daniels had a week to think about the minutes he did not play.
10:56 PM EST, January 1, 2013
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.
9:38 PM EST, December 21, 2012
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.
9:59 PM EST, December 17, 2012
Omar Calhoun's season had hit a snag, not unusual for a freshman. There was only one way out of it.
9:35 PM EST, December 7, 2012
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.
10:55 PM EST, December 4, 2012
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.
10:04 PM EST, November 29, 2012
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.
6:53 PM EST, November 25, 2012
– There is no reason to believe otherwise — what UConn achieves in men's basketball this season will come with great effort and resourcefulness.
12:06 AM EST, November 20, 2012
No one predicted an easy men's basketball season for UConn. The Huskies' start has been exhilarating for sure, but disappointments were inevitable at the dawn of this new era under Kevin Ollie.
12:34 AM EST, November 19, 2012
It must certainly rank as one of the most memorable games two Connecticut teams have ever played against one another – even if it was 2,000 miles away.
9:38 PM EST, November 16, 2012
The Huskies arrived in their locker room to find the simplest of messages on the chalkboard: "Find a way."
9:59 PM EST, November 13, 2012
The Huskies held up their end. No jet lag, no letdown, no excuses.
9:23 PM EST, November 9, 2012
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — It would be overstating it to say that the Huskies shocked the world. But they did travel halfway around it to pull off a shocking upset in Kevin Ollie's first game as head coach.
6:46 PM EST, November 4, 2012
— For UConn, on many levels, this was more like it.
11:09 PM EDT, November 1, 2012
Before Kevin Ollie walked out onto Gampel Pavilion, George Blaney handed him a little note that said, "Enjoy it."