| Mar 17, 2011
| 9:39 PM
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...
| Mar 19, 2011
| 9:38 PM
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...
| Mar 26, 2011
| 9:29 PM
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.
| 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....