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Kevin Ollie

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  • Big changes loom for Connecticut and Kentucky

    Big changes loom for Connecticut and Kentucky
    ARLINGTON, Texas — Celebrations don't last long in sports. After the confetti is swept off the floor and the last note of "One Shining Moment" is played, thoughts quickly turn to "So, what's next?" All Connecticut did this season was destroy...
  • UConn Roars Back Against MSU; Reaches Final Four

    UConn Roars Back Against MSU; Reaches Final Four
    NEW YORK — The trends were all going against UConn, a position in which the Huskies have found themselves many times, in many ways, the past couple of years. Michigan State had built a nine-point lead when coach Kevin Ollie called time out. "And...
  • Kevin Ollie Takes The Stairs, And It's Paying Off

    Kevin Ollie Takes The Stairs, And It's Paying Off
    NEW YORK — Positioned perfectly at the intersection of resilience and jubilation, Kevin Ollie slowly climbed the ladder to snip the final cord of net that tightly, securely ties the past and present of UConn basketball. "I was really taking my...
  • Next up for Gators: UConn upsets Michigan State, advances to Final Four

    By Dom Amore Tribune Newspapers NEW YORK — Conference realignment rocked the landscape, the man who built the program into a national power retired on the eve of a season, and the NCAA forced them to spend last March in postseason purgatory. But...
  • UConn Men After Final Four Berth; Michigan State Stands In Way

    UConn Men After Final Four Berth; Michigan State Stands In Way
    NEW YORK — Kevin Ollie was taking the first steps down a road very few have traveled with success, the hazard-filled, replacing-the-legend road. There at the start was Tom Izzo, who had done it. "The thing that sticks out to me," Ollie said. "He...
  • UConn's Past And Present Revels In The Moment On The MSG Floor

    NEW YORK — As the second-year head coach climbed the ladder to cut the net from the rim at Madison Square Garden, the man who built UConn into a national program was basking in the moment at the other end of the court. Former players hugged, school...
  • Michael Hunt: Wisconsin's Bohannon eyeing the political stage

    ARLINGTON, Texas Chances are good that Zach Bohannon will have no outward impact on the Wisconsin-Kentucky outcome Saturday night. The Final Four stage is reserved for precocious Kentucky freshmen and instant stars like Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky....
  • UConn outlasts Michigan State 60-54 in East Region final behind determined Napier, Ollie

     UConn outlasts Michigan State 60-54 in East Region final behind determined Napier, Ollie
    NEW YORK — Just 18 months ago, Kevin Ollie wasn't sure how long he'd have a job at Connecticut, and Shabazz Napier didn't know if he even wanted to be at the school anymore. As Napier climbed a stepladder Sunday afternoon to cut down a net in...
  • UConn's Speed Slows Down Michigan State

    NEW YORK — UConn and Michigan State was going come down to quickness against strength. The Huskies made the game about quickness. "We looked like we were walking in quicksand there for a little while," Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said. The...
  • 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...