| Apr 8, 2015
As ESPN's crack and ubiquitous research staff rapidly unearthed Monday night — or was it Tuesday morning? — Duke's national-championship conquest of Wisconsin included record contributions from freshmen.
Tyus Jones, Grayson Allen, Justise...
| Mar 29, 2015
| 12:46 PM
Dave Leitao, the former UConn assistant who spent more than 15 years coaching alongside Jim Calhoun, is returning as head coach of the DePaul men's basketball team, a job he held for three years in the mid 2000s.
The Chicago Tribune reports that...
| 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...