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  • CHAMPIONS! UConn Takes The Stairs To NCAA Mountaintop

     CHAMPIONS! UConn Takes The Stairs To NCAA Mountaintop
    ARLINGTON, Texas – Among Kevin Ollie's many notable phrases is "believing in the dark." He expects his players to believe, even when they can't see. When he took them to the site of the Final Four in January, he expected them to believe. When he...
  • Huskies Climbed To Top Of World One Step At A Time

    Huskies Climbed To Top Of World One Step At A Time
    ARLINGTON, Texas — They took the stairs. They took them one step at a time. They took them one by one when there wasn't anything to play for last season and they were the pariahs of the NCAA. They took them one step at a time even after Louisville...
  • Kentucky vs. UConn matchup was about "athlete-students"

    Kentucky vs. UConn matchup was about "athlete-students"
    ARLINGTON, Texas – On the day before the national championship game, NCAA President Mark Emmert and some other intercollegiate athletic muckety-mucks held a news conference in which the term “student-athlete” was used exactly 45 times....
  • Late Run Is A Recruiting Gold Mine For UConn

    ARLINGTON, Texas – Now that the Huskies have won the title, athletic director Warde Manuel plans to sit down with coach Kevin Ollie and talk about a new contract, which will include more years and dollars. "Right now, I'm going to go to [the...
  • Napier's 22 points help Connecticut top Kentucky 60-54 for 4th national title

    ARLINGTON, Texas — Shabazz Napier saved the best for last. In the final game of a brilliant career, the 6-foot-1 Napier — UConn's senior All-American point guard — stood up to Kentucky's all-freshman lineup and emerged with his...
  • John Clay: Wildcats run out of magic

    ARLINGTON, Texas In the end, there just wasn't quite enough magic. The clock struck midnight on Kentucky's Cinderella tournament, but not its turnaround story. After three wondrous weeks of fantastic finishes, Kentucky came up short in the national...
  • Linda Robertson: Bookend titles for Napier

    ARLINGTON, Texas Shabazz Napier saved the best for last. In fulfilling a promise to his mother, he fulfilled his own promise as a basketball player. It was Napier, the senior, who turned back the fabulous and more famous freshmen of Kentucky in an NCAA...
  • That's Why They Call It The Boat Show

    ARLINGTON, Texas — The smiling Huskies huddled on the stage with the NCAA national championship trophy after their 60-54 victory over Kentucky on Monday night. And front and center, Ryan Boatright couldn't keep his hands off the award. Like his...
  • UConn defeats Kentucky for NCAA title

    ARLINGTON, Texas On senior night, Kevin Ollie made a promise to the Connecticut fans. He would bring his team back in April with a banner. The Huskies promptly lost their next game at Louisville, 81-48. They lost to the Cardinals again in the American...
  • Kentucky's late-season dream comes up one win short

    ARLINGTON, Texas Kentucky's storybook run through the NCAA Tournament lacked one essential element: a happy ending. A 60-54 loss to Connecticut on Monday night deprived Kentucky of its ninth national championship. The Cats showed the resiliency that...
  • Connecticut wins NCAA title, 60-54 over Kentucky

    ARLINGTON, Texas Coach Kevin Ollie walked to the Connecticut fans' corner, raised his hands, stretched his fingers and hid his thumb. Four, as in the number of national championships for the Huskies since 1999. Connecticut brilliantly slowed the pace of...