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  • April 4: HUSK-EASE! UConn Takes Charge In 2nd Half, Wins Third Title

    A lot can be said about this UConn team, forever to be treasured. The Huskies forgot how to lose when everyone else seemed to forget about them, period, captivating the nation with a historic run at the Big East tournament. They had extracted a joyful...
  • Napier Leads UConn Past Notre Dame, 67-53

    Shabazz Napier, who did not score in the last game, led the UConn men with 16 points as the Huskies posted a hard-earned 67-53 victory Saturday morning over Notre Dame at Purcell Pavilion. The Huskies (14-3, 4-2 in the Big East) ended Notre Dame’...
  • UConn ends Notre Dame's home win streak

    UConn ends Notre Dame's home win streak
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The problem wasn't Notre Dame's start with the 11 a.m. local time tip-off. It was the Irish offense never really arriving at all against Connecticut on Saturday. Notre Dame simply couldn't make enough big shots when it needed to in...
  • 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...
  • 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 Defeats DePaul To Snap 3-Game Slide

    UConn stumbled into turnovers, threw errant passes, found all kinds of ways to turn offense into something uglier and more complicated than it needs to be. This wasn't a show of grace or artistry. But wins and losses count, not style. Good thing for...