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Alex Oriakhi

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  • UConn Beats Butler For Third National Title

    UConn Beats Butler For Third National Title
    Somewhere along the line, disbelief was met by something that felt like design, and so in the minutes before midnight Monday at Reliant Stadium, Kemba Walker strolled across the court, kicking up streamers that had fallen from high above, and offered...
  • FRESHMAN CLASS: Something Old, Something New

    STORRS — Things had rarely looked so bleak in UConn Nation. The Huskies were ousted from one NCAA Tournament and barred from the next, and players were leaving left and right. Jeremy Lamb and Andre Drummond left for the NBA. Alex Oriakhi, Roscoe...
  • UConn Routs Bucknell In NCAA Opener; Cincinnati Next

    UConn Routs Bucknell In NCAA Opener; Cincinnati Next
    When theball came to Kemba Walker Thursday night, virtually the entire Bucknell defense followed. A guard traced his every move. A post player moved up to seal his path to the lane. Another guard closed in from the side. "They want to throw two, three...
  • Walker Leads UConn Past Cincinnati, Into Sweet 16

    Walker Leads UConn Past Cincinnati, Into Sweet 16
    These were demanding, nerve-racking, season-defining times and Kemba Walker answered them with two contrasting, and equally effective, traits. First he was calm and cool, swishing a three-pointer with just under four minutes as UConn looked to finally...
  • UConn Defeats Arizona To Advance To The Final Four

    UConn Defeats Arizona To Advance To The Final Four
    ANAHEIM, Calif. — Already, UConn has galvanized a state, captivated the sporting world, pieced together one of the more astonishing runs in college basketball history and even turned their 68-year-old Hall of Fame coach into a kid again. These last...
  • With Jeremy Lamb, March Comes In Like A Lion

    ANAHEIM, Calif. — Kemba Walker blinked. College basketball's omniscient guard, the god who sees all, knows all, does all, blinked. Walker turned the ball over under his basket with 3:09 remaining Thursday night. D.J. Gay hit a three to cut the...
  • UConn takes its embattled coach on "sweet ride" to NCAA title

    UConn takes its embattled coach on "sweet ride"  to NCAA title
    HOUSTON — Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun lost his sister-in-law and college roommate this basketball season. Recruiting violations tarnished his Hall of Fame resume. His players were his refuge, and Monday night they provided the ultimate comfort:...
  • Yes, UConn! Replaying A Magical Season

    Yes, UConn! Replaying A Magical Season
    You know how this complicated and uplifting journey ended. UConn won the 2011 national championship. Players embraced under falling confetti at Reliant Stadium in Houston. Kemba Walker became one of the most celebrated athletes on the planet. Having...
  • UConn's George Blaney Not Just Along For The Ride

    UConn's George Blaney Not Just Along For The Ride
    By his own calculation, UConn associate coach George Blaney had been to 36 Final Fours before 2004. He sat on the board of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. That meant Blaney always had good seats. That does not mean he didn't want to be...
  • Kemba Walker Embraced The Process

    Kemba Walker Embraced The Process
    STORRS — Jim Calhoun was using Charlie Villanueva as a comparison, but the truth is the UConn coach could have inserted the names of hundreds of college basketball players. The difference with Kemba Walker, Calhoun insisted, is he didn't have to...
  • Jamal Coombs-McDaniel Will Transfer From UConn

    Jamal Coombs-McDaniel Will Transfer From UConn
    It looks like the Jamal Coombs-McDaniel era is over. UConn released a statement saying the UConn sophomore forward has been granted permission to speak to other schools and will be transferring from the University. Coombs-McDaniel is in the process of...