| Mar 14, 2014
| 9:54 PM
MEMPHIS — The American Athletic Conference is listening to officials from other venues who might want to host the men's basketball tournament.
"We have an option to come back to Memphis next year," commissioner Mike Aresco said, "but we've always...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 8:14 AM
STORRS — The last time the UConn basketball team missed the NCAA Tournament in successive years was 1988-1989. Bill Clinton was still governor of Arkansas. The Red Sox were still cursed. And the "Lethal Weapon" sequels had only reached 2, on their...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 5:22 PM
It's a question with a seemingly straightforward answer: Who is the NBA's best rebounder?
Kevin Love averages a league-leading 13.7 rebounds to DeAndre Jordan's and Dwight Howard's 13.0. Was that so hard?
Well, actually ...
What some might...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 11:33 AM
NEW YORK — Tobias Harris says he can walk into any gym in the country where high-quality pickup basketball is being played and determine which, if any, of the players grew up in New York City.
He believes good players from the Bronx, Brooklyn,...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:36 PM
HARTFORD — Individual goals are not Shabazz Napier's thing, something he reminds interviewers again and again.
But there are individual achievements that are emblematic of team play, unselfish play, and those are the ones that do interest the...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:57 PM
STORRS — The bonding process for Terrence Samuel, Kentan Facey and Amida Brimah started early. The incoming UConn freshmen had the chance to spend a weekend together in New York last April.
Brimah, who comes from Ghana and played high school...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Ryan Boatright and Shabazz Napier make up an excellent backcourt tandem. UConn has a strong history of excellent guards. Here are some great ones:
1964-65: The tandem: Wes Bialosuknia, Tom Penders
The record: 23-3, lost to St. Joe's in NCAA...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:26 PM
STORRS — It was a field trip, which for some students is perhaps a license to tune out, lay low.
Jason Irizarry took a group of UConn basketball players from his urban education class to one of the poorest districts in the United States, to the...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Over the past seven years, Sam Cassell Jr. has attended two high schools (Towson Catholic and St. Frances), one prep school (Notre Dame Prep), one university (Maryland, briefly) and one junior college (Chipola). So for the 6-foot-4, 195-pound combo guard,...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 4:28 PM
The abrupt departure of the Greater Hartford Pro-Am summer basketball league from Hartford is not of the scope of the Whalers leaving the capital. But for those who love hoops and lament the lack of positive summer diversions for city youth, the move is...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 9:09 AM
STORRS — Things had rarely looked so bleak in UConn Nation. The Huskies were ousted from one NCAA Tournament and barred from the next, and players were leaving left and right. Jeremy Lamb and Andre Drummond left for the NBA. Alex Oriakhi, Roscoe...