| Nov 17, 2013
| 4:07 PM
STORRS — He finished strong last season. He finished so strong that those last four games in which he averaged 21.3 points, nine rebounds and 3.3 blocks became a giant espresso in the narrative of DeAndre Daniels of Los Angeles.
He seemed to get...
| Dec 3, 2013
STORRS — Some kids want to be Michael Jordan when they grow up. Some kids want to be Larry Bird. Some kids want to be Magic Johnson.
Shabazz Napier? He wanted something even more magical than that.
"Growing up," Napier said after, whoops he...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 5:08 PM
STORRS — Between the UConn opener in November and the Olympic gold medal game in August 2016, Geno Auriemma might be favored to win every game he coaches.
With Breanna Stewart and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, UConn could, incredibly enough, run off...
| Apr 6, 2011
Sure, it was a rock fight. Yet to focus on the rock is to miss the fact that the UConn Huskies moved a mountain over 28 glorious days.
Sure, the game was ugly to the eye. Yet defense is beautiful to the soul to a man who Tuesday sounded like he has no...
| 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...
| Nov 1, 2012
STORRS — The words arrived 11 minutes into Kevin Ollie's introductory speech and they have carried so much impact since the day he was named UConn basketball coach that even his captain is taking them literally.
"As I embark on this journey, I want...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 8:23 PM
We knew the toughest man in the room, the most competitive man in the gym, the greatest college basketball coach in New England history would battle until the end. We knew he'd go the full 15 rounds.
We just didn't know the last battle wouldn't be on the...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 5:23 PM
Jim Calhoun isn't going to stomp the sidelines at any more UConn games, but he will continue to be paid as if he were among the highest-paid basketball coaches in the nation. In fact, he will earn more not to coach the Huskies this season than he did to...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 10:29 AM
Whether Kevin Ollie gets off to a good start as the new head coach at the University of Connecticut or struggles mightily, know this: His future is in the professional ranks — not college.
Ollie will be a star in the big business that is...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 8:40 PM
The last time the UConn women's basketball team failed to get to the Sweet Sixteen was March 1993. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis wasn't born yet.
"Ooooh," Mosqueda-Lewis said Monday night partially in awe of the program's amazing consistency and partially in...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 8:35 PM
In the greatest rivalry in women's college basketball history, UConn and Tennessee played 22 times in the 12 years between 1995 and 2007.
For UConn and Notre Dame, this will be 14 times in three years and 55 days. This will be 11 times in two years...