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Kevin Ollie

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  • UConn Tops No. 2 Seed Villanova, Advances To Sweet 16 In NYC

    UConn Tops No. 2 Seed Villanova, Advances To Sweet 16 In NYC
    BUFFALO, N.Y. — UConn was losing and its best player, its all-everything player, was going to the bench, probably for a long stretch. "He told me, go in there and do what you do," said freshman Terrence Samuel, who replaced Shabazz Napier. For...
  • Napier Leads A Category That He Really Shouldn't

    BUFFALO, N.Y. — Although Shabazz Napier's achievement — leading UConn in scoring, assists and rebounding — is unique and impressive, it's not ideal. Coach Kevin Ollie is not shy about reminding his big men that rebounding should be...
  • NCAA Capsule: No. 7 Seed UConn vs. No. 2 Seed Villanova

    NCAA Tournament East Regional Third Round Site: First Niagara Center, Buffalo, N.Y. Time: Saturday, about 9:45 p.m. TV: TBS (Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Allie LaForce) Radio: WTIC-AM 1080, WILI-AM 1400, WELI-AM 960, WGCH 1490 (Joe D'Ambrosio, Wayne...
  • UConn Storms Back, Beats St. Joseph's In Overtime Thriller

     UConn Storms Back, Beats St. Joseph's In Overtime Thriller
    BUFFALO, N.Y. — Shabazz Napier's first thoughts are always for his teammates, his team, the final score. And in his performance Thursday night, with its hits, misses and flaws, all of that showed. But when it was over, when UConn had outlasted...
  • NCAA Notebook: Jim Calhoun Still Casts A Big Shadow

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – There is little doubt that Jim Calhoun remains a compelling figure. In Buffalo on Wednesday, as in Memphis during the AAC tournament, he was the most-interviewed person. Well, to be fair, coach Phil Martelli's grandson hadn't...
  • With Bitter Memories, Huskies Plan To Take Care Of Business

    With Bitter Memories, Huskies Plan To Take Care Of Business
    BUFFALO, N.Y. — Some of the Huskies know the thrill of winning a national championship, and most know the emptiness of being barred from postseason play. But perhaps the most important experience of all came in between, when UConn lost to Iowa...
  • Brimah Stepped Up When It Counted

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – Amida Brimah had four fouls, but UConn coach Kevin Ollie left him in down the stretch, and it paid off. Brimah made the biggest play of the game for UConn, a put-back off Shabazz Napier's miss and the ensuing foul shot to tie the...
  • No. 5 Louisville wins AAC championship

    No. 5 Louisville wins AAC championship
    If the No. 5 Louisville Cardinals are just getting warmed up, no one is going to want to be in their part of the NCAA bracket. The Cardinals continued their dominating run to win the first American Athletic Conference tournament championship,...
  • 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...
  • UConn tops Kentucky for 4th NCAA title

    UConn tops Kentucky for 4th NCAA title
    ARLINGTON, Texas — Only nine minutes remained in the NCAA tournament championship when guard Ryan Boatright rolled his ankle. His mother, Tanesha, watching from the AT&T Stadium stands, knew her son wouldn't budge. That's not how the Boatrights,...
  • SHABAZZ NAPIER Neighborhood Lessons In Boston Started The Education Of A Point Guard

    SHABAZZ NAPIER<br>Neighborhood Lessons In Boston Started The Education Of A Point Guard
    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...