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  • Daniel Hamilton Plays On In Grandmother's Memory

    Daniel Hamilton Plays On In Grandmother's Memory
    HARTFORD — Daniel Hamilton watched Ryan Boatright hit that crossover three-pointer on Octavius Ellis with two-tenths of a second left Friday night to beat Cincinnati, and the freshman from Los Angeles just couldn't contain himself. Hamilton picked...
  • UConn vs. SMU: Setting The Scene at the AAC Championship Game

    HARTFORD – The buzz is back. … I’m seeing folks sitting in seats up in the rafters here at the XL Center, seats that have been empty the last three days, so I’m thinking the place will be filled today, or close to it. The...
  • No NCAA Joy For Boat, UConn

    No NCAA Joy For Boat, UConn
    HARTFORD — Outside the UConn locker room, down the hall a few yards, the NCAA Tournament brackets were being unveiled on two large flat-screen televisions in the media area of the XL Center. Oh, look, there's Villanova a No. 1 seed. And how...
  • NCAA Shows Lack Of Respect For AAC

    NCAA Shows Lack Of Respect For AAC
    HARTFORD — UConn didn't need to wait around in the XL Center to learn its tournament fate. When the NCAA selection committee choices were announced on Sunday, it was basically another "don't call us, we'll call you," for the American Athletic...
  • On The Fly: Windsor Pair Team Up Again In NFL

    On The Fly: Windsor Pair Team Up Again In NFL
    Terrance Knighton and Chris Baker were classmates and teammates at Windsor High. They remained close as they pursued NFL careers, and the bond was not broken when they played for different teams. This season, the friends will again be teammates....
  • UConn 47, Tulsa 42: Wrapping Things Up at XL

    HARTFORD – Last year they were the Hungry Huskies, this year the are the High-Wire Huskies. It looked like they were cooked, again, down the stretch against Tulsa, but the frenzy gripped them, the frenzy we’ve seen grip so many UConn teams...
  • Larry Brown Guides SMU To Prominence, Faces UConn In AAC Final

    Larry Brown Guides SMU To Prominence, Faces UConn In AAC Final
    HARTFORD — The last time the SMU Mustangs competed in the NCAA Tournament, Larry Brown was occupying the seventh of what would be his 13 head coaching jobs. Brown was coaching the Los Angeles Clippers in the spring of 1993. He was off to the...
  • UConn 57, Cincinnati 54: Wrapping Things Up From The XL Center

    HARTFORD – You sit in airports for hours, hoping to eventually get off the ground and get home. You drive in the snow, and spend way too many nights in hotels. That’s the life we choose as sportswriters, and this is why we choose it –...
  • UConn Corners Market In Clutch Tournament Guards

    UConn Corners Market In Clutch Tournament Guards
    HARTFORD — Maybe he didn't break Octavius Ellis' ankles as badly as Kemba Walker broke Gary McGhee's ankles. But make no mistake: Ryan Boatright broke Cincinnati's heart Friday night every bit as much as Kemba broke Pittsburgh's heart at Madison...
  • UConn Sends Cincinnati Home; Tulsa The Next Step

    UConn Sends Cincinnati Home; Tulsa The Next Step
    HARTFORD – Ryan Boatright has said all season that he did not come back to UConn for his senior year to play in the NIT, but when he missed a free throw with 25 seconds left on Friday night, it looked as if that small consolation prize would be his,...
  • UConn 69, South Florida 43: Wrapping Things Up At The AAC Tournament

      HARTFORD – You can’t win four until you win one. UConn got the easy one, beating last-place South Florida easily in the first round of the AAC Tournament. Now it’s Cincinnati, then probably Tulsa and SMU. This next game against the...