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  • UConn Men: Season-Opening Breeze Vs. Stony Brook

    UConn Men: Season-Opening Breeze Vs. Stony Brook
    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...
  • UConn Men Game 3: Start Of The Wowie In Maui

    UConn Men Game 3: Start Of The Wowie In Maui
    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...
  • Jan. 8, 2011: Heave, Ho Huskies. Walker Hits 28-Foot Miracle, 14-Foot OT Winner

    Jan. 8, 2011: Heave, Ho Huskies. Walker Hits 28-Foot Miracle, 14-Foot OT Winner
    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...
  • March 10, 2011: Wire Walker. Buzzer-Beater Sends Huskies To Semifinals

    March 10, 2011: Wire Walker. Buzzer-Beater Sends Huskies To Semifinals
    As the clock continued its countdown to the most recent, and most stirring, signature moment in his storybook season, Kemba Walker dribbled calmly around the perimeter, killing time to ensure that his actions over the next few seconds would define, and...
  • Feb. 16, 2011: Kemba Casts His Spell. Shreds The Hoyas For Game-High 31 Before Full House

    Feb. 16, 2011: Kemba Casts His Spell. Shreds The Hoyas For Game-High 31 Before Full House
    HARTFORD -- Kemba Walker stirred up the XL Center and shook up Georgetown Wednesday night, turning the packed downtown arena into an electric stage for some wonderful playmaking. More creative as he went, moving assertively around one defender and then...
  • UConn Play Of The Year: A Step-Back In Time, It's Kemba In A Landslide

    UConn Play Of The Year: A Step-Back In Time, It's Kemba In A Landslide
    I am at the intersection of 8th Avenue and 33rd Street -- the intersection of glory and possibility -- in search of Gary McGhee's ankles. It has been four months now and still no sign. Not a talocrural joint to be found anywhere. After agonizing over...
  • UConn Men Game 14: Kemba Comes Though In Texas

    UConn Men Game 14: Kemba Comes Though In Texas
    This was one of the most entertaining games in recent UConn history, one you had to watch the highlights of time and again to fully wrap your mind around. It also was a very important victory, a strong statement at a time when UConn was, for the first...
  • UConn Men Game 15: Rolling Over Rutgers

    UConn Men Game 15: Rolling Over Rutgers
    The thrilling victory at Texas was in the rearview. Kemba Walker's game-winner and Roscoe Smith's inexplicable heave were all over ESPN. The Huskies were back in a good place, and back home to face overmatched Rutgers. The last time the Huskies...
  • UConn Men Game 16: A Breeze At DePaul

    UConn Men Game 16: A Breeze At DePaul
    The Huskies came to the Chicago area figuring they could really get their engine running against DePaul, a less talented team content to try to run and press opponents into the ground. The Huskies had won two in a row and were eager to open up their...
  • UConn Men Game 17: Huskies Hang On Vs. Villanova

    UConn Men Game 17: Huskies Hang On Vs. Villanova
    After a victory at DePaul two days prior, Jim Calhoun rushed to the podium for a quick press conference and then returned to the locker room, where players hastily packed up and started heading for the team bus. The Huskies were eager to get back to...
  • UConn Men Game 18: Pulling Away From Tennessee

    UConn Men Game 18: Pulling Away From Tennessee
    If Jim Calhoun and his staff wanted to ensure a perfect non-conference record every season, they probably could. UConn could load up with the UMBC's and Stony Brooks of the world and ride a bunch of 25-point victories into the teeth of the Big East...