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  • A Look At The 2010-11 Huskies

    2 | Donnell Beverly G, 6-4, Sr., Los Angeles Senior captain is recovering from offseason surgery on both hip joints. 25 | Michael Bradley C/F, 6-10, Fr., Chattanooga, Tenn. Unlikely to log heavy minutes. Might even redshirt. 4 | Jamal Coombs-...
  • Huskies Need Big Man To Dominate In The Paint

    Huskies Need Big Man To Dominate In The Paint
    From doubling his workouts to studying the nuances of post play, Alex Oriakhi has done a number of things to gear up for what he expects to be a breakthrough sophomore season. Step No.1: Take responsibility. "Last year's presence in the paint was...
  • A Closer Look At UConn's Frontcourt

    A closer look at UConn's frontcourt Alex Oriakhi 6-9, 240 Pluses: Power and size. Oriakhi, the team's second-leading rebounder last season, has experience and a tremendous offseason of training under his belt. A strong rebounder who knows the system....
  • Capsule Looks At The Conference Teams

    Capsule Looks At The Conference Teams
    In predicted order of finish: Pittsburgh Last season: 25-9, 13-5 Big East. Lost to Xavier in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Coach: Jamie Dixon, eighth season, 188-54 Top players: Junior guard Ashton Gibbs, senior guard Brad Wanamaker,...
  • UConn Avoids Shocker; Defeats Wichita State In Maui Opener

    UConn Avoids Shocker; Defeats Wichita State In Maui Opener
    LAHAINA, Hawaii — Time and again Monday, gracefully and almost effortlessly, Kemba Walker darted through the lane and a host of would-be Wichita State defenders, finding all sorts of ways to pull UConn along in a game that nearly got away so many...
  • A Look At The Louisville Cardinals

    Next meeting: A two-game home-and-home series, one game at the Cardinals' new riverfront arena in Louisville, one in either Hartford or Storrs. Last season: UConn was in prime position to make the NCAA Tournament when Louisville came to Gampel Pavilion...
  • 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:...