| Mar 28, 2015
YIFAT, Israel — Couples of all ages are enjoying Valentine's Day desserts and dinners when Uri Cohen-Mintz walks into a restaurant here and takes a seat by the window. He gazes at several patrons and then down at their plates, as if taking mental...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 5:24 PM
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Using the Jeff Jacobs eyeball metric, a metric not nearly as scientific as FiveThirtyEight over at ESPN, Rick Pitino is the best game manager in college basketball.
Of course, when I wrote that three years ago, Jim Calhoun opened a...
| Mar 21, 2015
| 2:13 PM
To celebrate the silver anniversary of the UConn men's 1989-90 Dream Season, The Courant will be looking at players and coaches who helped make that team special. Stories will appear periodically throughout the season.
HAMDEN — A play was drawn up,...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 1:31 PM
As Hampton University prepares to face one of college basketball's elite, an unbeaten Kentucky team chasing history, the man who coached the Pirates to their own place in NCAA tournament history watches proudly from afar.
Steve Merfeld took the...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 6:34 PM
HARTFORD — For however long it lasts, UConn's ride in the NIT will be a chance to experiment and develop players who will be returning next season.
But the Huskies will also be part of a larger experiment: two significant rules changes aimed at...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 6:42 AM
As if there wasn't enought basketball to watch:
UConn's men's basketball coach Jim Calhoun scores a March Madness slam dunk with fans when he stops by Bow & Arrow Sports Bar at Mohegan Sun on Thursday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. for an autograph session....
| Mar 14, 2015
| 7:24 PM
HARTFORD — Daniel Hamilton watched Ryan Boatright hit that crossover three-pointer on Octavius Ellis with two-tenths of a second left Friday night to beat Cincinnati, and the freshman from Los Angeles just couldn't contain himself.
| Mar 14, 2015
| 7:39 PM
Terrance Knighton and Chris Baker were classmates and teammates at Windsor High. They remained close as they pursued NFL careers, and the bond was not broken when they played for different teams. This season, the friends will again be teammates....
| Mar 12, 2015
| 4:39 PM
HARTFORD — Pat Lenehan has been getting accolades and scholarships all year, but this one was unexpected.
"I never thought my name would be in the same category as Emeka Okafor for anything," said Lenehan, referring to UConn's last conference...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 9:11 PM
HARTFORD — This is Hartford. This isn't Memphis. This is 2015. This isn't 2014. Nobody got a Gibson guitar Thursday as a reward for being named American Athletic Conference coach of the year the way Cincinnati's Mick Cronin did last year.
| Mar 11, 2015
| 6:17 PM
STORRS — UConn can't erase its record. Only the calendar can do that, and the college basketball calendar says it's time to start over.
"The slate's clean, it's zero and zero," Ryan Boatright said. "What you did, how you did individually during...