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Alex Oriakhi

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  • UConn Final Four Flashback: Edging The Wildcats

    UCONN MEN April 2, 2011, semifinals, UConn 56, Kentucky 55 What they did: UConn beat the Wildcats for the second time that season (Maui Invitational championship) to advance to the school's third title game. How they beat Kentucky: As was the case most...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • PRESS BOX: Keselowski wins when Earnhardt runs out of gas

    The Sports Xchange PRESS BOX: Keselowski wins when Earnhardt runs out of gas When Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran out of gas coming off turn two on the last lap of the Kobalt 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, Brad...
  • With Mom's Support, Napier Finishes What He Started

    With Mom's Support, Napier Finishes What He Started
    STORRS — She had done her best to remain composed during the pregame senior night ceremony. She had hugged Kevin Ollie tight and hugged Jim Calhoun just as tight. Afterward, after UConn had outlasted Rutgers, she stood there laughing as she posed...
  • 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...
  • LeBron extension? Nothing fit for a King

    LeBron extension? Nothing fit for a King
      There is no easy way out. That is a central factor of the LeBron James free-agent equation that is best appreciated in advance.    In the wake of Paul George signing his five-year extension with the Indiana Pacers, the thought might be that it next...
  • Kevin Ollie Receives Highest Of Praise From Rick Pitino

    Kevin Ollie Receives Highest Of Praise From Rick Pitino
    If Kevin Ollie is looking for the highest endorsement possible, he needn't stop at Jim Calhoun. He can find it with one of Calhoun's natural-born adversaries. Rick Pitino says that hiring Ollie as the permanent UConn basketball coach was a "no-brainer."...
  • Report: Former Walbrook star Roscoe Smith headed to UNLV

    Report: Former Walbrook star Roscoe Smith headed to UNLV
    After two seasons at Connecticut, Roscoe Smith  is headed west to finish out his college basketball career. The former All-Metro forward from Walbook has committed to UNLV, according to CBSSports.com’s Jeff Goodman. Smith should be eligible to play...
  • Jim Calhoun Timeline: The Career Of A Hall Of Fame Coach

    Born: May 10, 1942 in Braintree, Mass. Family: Wife Pat, sons James and Jeffrey, six grandchildren Education: American International College (1968); Braintree High School (1960) Head Coaching Career: Old Lyme (CT) High School – 1968-69 Westport...