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Kevin Ollie

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  • 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...
  • At the NCAA tournament, sifting the pieces of the Elite Eight

    At the NCAA tournament, sifting the pieces of the Elite Eight
    A party that started with 68 invitations has been downsized to a table reservation for eight. It will be business attire for the coaches (suit and tie) and casual for the players (shorts, sneakers OK). A lot can change between Selection Sunday and...
  • Feeding DeAndre Daniels Satisfies The Whole UConn Team

    Feeding DeAndre Daniels Satisfies The Whole UConn Team
    NEW YORK — He missed his first shot. That is being too kind. DeAndre Daniels bricked his first shot, a three-point attempt that would have caved in the south side of Madison Square Garden if it hadn't bashed into the backboard. Daniels missed his...
  • 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...
  • For Samuel, A Home Game To Cherish

    NEW YORK – When Terrence Samuel heard "The Garden," his eyes lit up. He didn't look at the bracket, didn't realize everything that had happened when the Huskies advanced to the Sweet 16. "I actually didn't know until after we won in Buffalo,"...
  • Anybody Notice Which College Team Has Foothold In New York?

    Anybody Notice Which College Team Has Foothold In New York?
    NEW YORK — Each has a story to tell and all of them paid a lot of dollars to tell it. Yet in the end, the message that their passion sends is the same: Hey, John Swofford! Hey Jim Delany! Hey, ACC, Big Ten and the other power brokers in college...
  • Handle With Care: Shabazz Among UConn's Greatest Guards

    Handle With Care: Shabazz Among UConn's Greatest Guards
    NEW YORK — The names jump off the pages of the UConn record book, some from the distant past and some cashing NBA paychecks this season. There are prolific scorers such as Wes Bialosuknia in the 1960s, Tony Hanson in the 1970s, Ray Allen in the...
  • Gil LeBreton: UConn drops tournament's top seed into Florida sinkhole

    ARLINGTON, Texas No excuses this time. No Kasey Hill ankle injury. No home-court disadvantage. No do-or-die last-second Shabazz Napier shot, as there was in December. Instead, the No. 1 seed in the NCAA basketball tournament, the Florida Gators,...
  • Ollie, Hoiberg Run Similar Offenses All The Way To Sweet 16

    Ollie, Hoiberg Run Similar Offenses All The Way To Sweet 16
    NEW YORK — They are both 41, have been friends since high school and have taken similar career paths through college. But UConn's Kevin Ollie and Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg, whose teams meet in the NCAA's East Regional semifinal Friday night at...
  • Preview: Connecticut vs. Iowa State

    Iowa State is in the Sweet 16 for the first time in 14 years, but will have to overcome the loss of one of its top players to reach the Elite Eight. The third-seed Cyclones face Connecticut in the East regional semifinals Friday in New York City without...
  • UConn Men's Season For The Ages

    Admit it, office bracketologists, many of you didn't think the University of Connecticut Huskies would go far in the NCAA tournament. And your skepticism was not without reason; most of the time, Goliath beats David. Well, David just hit the big guy...