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Kevin Ollie

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  • Matching up the NCAA finals

    ARLINGTON, Texas How Kentucky and UConn match up position by position: POINT GUARD Andrew Harrison was set up to be the fall guy if Kentucky had not beaten Wisconsin in Saturday's national semifinals. The UK freshman had taken a questionable three-...
  • Connecticut, Kentucky know how to perform at the big dance

    ARLINGTON, Texas — Monday night's NCAA championship game at AT&T Stadium sets up as a matchup of over-achieving seedlings. If you didn't know the history you'd say it was nice to see the "little guys" finally breaking through the plexiglass...
  • UConn-Kentucky matchup wasn't in script for NCAA title game

    ARLINGTON, Texas Julius Randle was wide awake. Couldn't sleep. Wired on adrenaline. Kentucky's powerful freshman forward had just survived another basketball near-death experience, and the juices were flowing. Late Saturday night had given way to Sunday...
  • On The Fly: Kevin Ollie's Pride Days Showed His Determination

    When UConn coach Kevin Ollie said how he proud he was of his team's "true grit and toughness" after the Huskies had knocked out Florida 63-53 Saturday night, it reminded me of one of my favorite "K.O." recollections. Fifteen years ago, late in the...
  • L.A. D-Fenders draw Santa Cruz Warriors in first round of D-League playoffs

    L.A. D-Fenders draw Santa Cruz Warriors in first round of D-League playoffs
    The Los Angeles D-Fenders (31-19) will host the Santa Cruz Warriors (29-21) in the first round of the NBA Development League postseason. After finishing the regular season with the second overall seed, the D-Fenders were given the right to pick their...
  • In past month, powerhouses UK and UConn peaked

    ARLINGTON, Texas On March 8, Kentucky and Connecticut lost games by a combined margin of 52 points. Almost a month later to the day, those same teams play for the national championship. Kentucky (No. 8) and UConn (No. 7) comprise the most modest...
  • Smothering Defense Is A Signature Trait At UConn

    Smothering Defense Is A Signature Trait At UConn
    ARLINGTON, Texas — When Kevin Ollie took his basketball game 3,000 miles from Los Angeles to Storrs in 1991, it became immediately clear that life on the court would be different. Ollie, like every hot recruit, was a scorer at Crenshaw High. At...
  • John Clay: Calipari's work speaks for itself

    ARLINGTON, Texas Kentucky added one more surprise to its NCAA Tournament run on Sunday. It wasn't another Aaron Harrison three-pointer. It wasn't a key Julius Randle rebound or a tough Alex Poythress stop or another dramatic win. It came from the...
  • Boatright's defensive ability big part of UConn's NCAA run

    ARLINGTON, Texas As is the case with every Connecticut game, the matchup focus begins in the backcourt. After all, the Huskies' Shabazz Napier is the American Athletic Conference player of the year and a consensus All-America. But for the NCAA...
  • Jim Calhoun Breaks Down The UConn-Kentucky Game

    Jim Calhoun Breaks Down The UConn-Kentucky Game
    Former coach Jim Calhoun broke down the UConn-Kentucky national championship for The Courant: "[Kentucky] has the talent to, during all 40 minutes, make any kind of play. We saw some of those plays [Saturday against Wisconsin], above the rim. One play,...
  • Clippers blow past Lakers in second half for 120-97 victory

    Clippers blow past Lakers in second half for 120-97 victory
    The Lakers were beaten soundly by the Clippers, 120-97, losing the season series to their Staples Center roommates, 3-1. After a relatively competitive first half, with the Lakers trailing by eight at intermission, the Clippers exploded for 37 points in...