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  • Shabazz Napier Struggles With Shot In Third Summer League Game

    Shabazz Napier Struggles With Shot In Third Summer League Game
    Shabazz Napier struggled to find his shot for the second time in three NBA Summer League games as his Miami Heat lost to the Detroit Pistons, 80-78, on Tuesday night. The former UConn star and first-round pick of the Heat was just 3-for-11 - missing all...
  • Hoiberg: UConn Better Than Team Iowa State Beat In 2012

    Hoiberg: UConn Better Than Team Iowa State Beat In 2012
    Two years ago, UConn's season came crashing to an end in an NCAA Tournament game against Iowa State. Much was different then. UConn was the defending national champion and Iowa State was relatively unknown on the national stage. The game was in...
  • Sophomore Struggles Helped Transform Shabazz

    — UConn senior Shabazz Napier took a moment Saturday to reflect on the disappointing sophomore season that is a part of who he is now. "My sophomore season, we had one of the best teams in the country," he said on the eve of the Huskies' Elite...
  • Be True To Your School: Napier, Giffey, Olander Stick It Out

    Be True To Your School: Napier, Giffey, Olander Stick It Out
    ARLINGTON, Texas — The foundation was shaking under the UConn basketball program and players were fleeing. Facing a postseason ban because it failed to meet NCAA academic standards, UConn saw Alex Oriakhi, Roscoe Smith, and Michael Bradley...
  • Special Night At Gampel For Napier, Giffey, Olander, Kromah

    Special Night At Gampel For Napier, Giffey, Olander, Kromah
    STORRS — Jim Calhoun remembers meeting Niels Giffey at Gampel Pavilion in the spring of 2012, disquieting days for the UConn basketball program. Players were leaving for the NBA, which was one thing. Others were transferring. "I remember Niels...
  • Missouri Tigers: Mizzou rolls over Vanderbilt

    Missouri Tigers: Mizzou rolls over Vanderbilt
    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Vanderbilt arrived in Columbia as the SEC's best team in opponent 3-point percentage. No. 22 Missouri entered Saturday's game having made 11 of its last 49 3-point attempts. Neither trend continued in Missouri's 81-59 win over the...
  • Missouri Tigers: Ole Miss rallies to defeat Mizzou in the SEC Tournament

    Missouri Tigers: Ole Miss rallies to defeat Mizzou in the SEC Tournament
    ASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Derrick Millinghaus made a driving basket with 1.1 seconds left Friday as No. 3 seed Mississippi rallied from a 14-point, second-half deficit to beat No. 6 seed Missouri 64-62 in the Southeastern Conference tournament...
  • UConn Defeats Kentucky To Reach Title Game

    UConn Defeats Kentucky To Reach Title Game
    Every game in this march toward history isn't going to be fine art. Every opponent isn't going to fall to the breathtaking drives of Kemba Walker or the effortless grace of Jeremy Lamb. So there was UConn down the stretch against Kentucky Saturday night,...
  • Calhoun Vs. Calipari A Show In Itself

    Calhoun Vs. Calipari A Show In Itself
    Coaches, players, Cinderellas, old New England turf rivals, they were all at a banquet to honor their Final Four achievement Thursday night when Jim Calhoun decided the time was ripe to play the "My Three Sons" card. "I said, 'I feel like Fred MacMurray,...
  • UConn Men Face Butler For National Title Monday Night

    UConn Men Face Butler For National Title Monday Night
    The season will end Monday night. The 41st game in this remarkable run will be the last. There is just another two-plus hours, 40 minutes of game time, for the 2010-11 Huskies to scramble around the court with the joy and passion that has defined a...
  • Three For Calhoun In The Blink Of An Eye

    Three For Calhoun In The Blink Of An Eye
    HOUSTON — In one of those simple, brilliant leads that occasionally grace the sports pages, Courant beat writer Michael Arace sent 17 words back to Connecticut from St. Petersburg, Fla., on March 29, 1999. "The UConn Huskies won the national...