| Mar 25, 2011
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...
| Apr 5, 2011
| 10:14 AM
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:...
| Apr 9, 2011
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...
| Apr 9, 2011
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...
| Apr 13, 2011
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...
| May 5, 2011
| 9:45 AM
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...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 7:53 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The smiles that dominated their faces just 48 hours before were long gone, replaced by blank stares, hollow looks of embarrassment.
And "embarrassment" was, indeed, the word of the night, following UConn's 80-59 drubbing at the...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 10:00 PM
The crowd demanded it, and the Huskies did all they could to deliver it. They played their hearts out, leaving it all out on the floor.
In the end, UConn needed one more play to get over the crest. Roscoe Smith's desperation jumper was blocked by C.J....
| Jul 7, 2011
| 8:05 AM
Game 1 of 41: UConn 79, Stony Brook 52, Gampel Pavilion, Storrs, Nov. 12, 2010
Coming off a disappointing 2009-10 season that ended in the second round of the NIT, with three key seniors having departed and six (soon to be seven) freshmen joining the...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 9:07 AM
Game 3: UConn 83, Wichita State 79, Maui Invitational first round, Lahaina Civic Center, Nov. 22, 2010
At a press conference on the shores of the Pacific Ocean the day before, Jim Calhoun discussed the potential shortcomings of his team. After Wichita...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 10:33 AM
AUSTIN, Texas -- This was the kind of game that plays out once every few seasons and leaves people holding their breath, exhaling only in moments of disbelief or exhilaration.
It was two hours of emotional exertion in front of a raucous crowd, incredible...