| Feb 4, 2015
| 8:50 PM
STORRS – UConn has spent the season searching for the right combinations, the right matchups, the right formula.
Like the jagged pieces of a puzzle, things fell together in the second half on Wednesday night, the Huskies getting dogged defense,...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 4:23 PM
STORRS – Whatever the standings say, whatever the RPI says, whatever the bracket experts indicate, the schedule must dictate UConn's approach.
There are 10 games left in the regular season, 10 games to accomplish something.
| Feb 1, 2015
| 5:12 PM
HOUSTON — The Huskies' bench got shorter on Sunday. Junior forward Phil Nolan, who strained his right hamstring at Cincinnati, was not available.
"It happened at the end of the first half," Nolan said.
While Nolan did not provide a lot of...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 5:04 PM
HOUSTON – The problem with “must win” games is … what happens if you don’t win? Nearly all games are must win, for one reason or another, but win or lose the season goes on ... and on.
So here the Huskies are, in Houston....
| Jan 29, 2015
| 9:39 AM
CINCINNATI — Kevin Ollie often describes himself as a "coach-by-feel" type. He goes by what he sees. But that doesn't suggest an old-schooler's disdain for modern statistical analytics. It's a tool in his toolbox, and it's a part of his game plans,...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 7:46 PM
CINCINNATI – After practicing at UConn on Wednesday afternoon, the Huskies boarded their plane and flew to Cincinnati, arriving at their hotel about 8:45 p.m.
There was some news: Sam Cassell Jr. has a stress fracture in his right...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 7:18 PM
CINCINNATI — UConn and Cincinnati played one of their typical games, physical and defense-driven, at the XL Center on Jan. 10.
Larry Davis, the Bearcats' interim coach, expects more of the same when the teams get together again Thursday night at...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 6:57 AM
HARTFORD — Amida Brimah's presence on the court is unmistakable. At 7 feet 1 he's hard to miss, his booming voice can't be ignored and the difficulty opponents have scoring when he's "protecting the rim" is all over the stat sheets.
| Jan 21, 2015
| 4:30 PM
STORRS — The Huskies are back home, back to the task of rebuilding their season. Ryan Boatright knows where that process has to begin.
"The only thing I can do is get the ball to the open man," Boatright said after UConn's practice Wednesday. "The...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 6:13 PM
STORRS – The Huskies are back at square one, back to the drawing board, hitting the reset button …
Did I miss anything? They have to beat Central Florida on Thursday night. Everybody has practiced this week, so there are no injury...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 9:07 AM
STORRS – One day last season, Phil Nolan was listening to one of coach Kevin Ollie's talks to the team and one sentence jumped out at him:
"Nobody on this team is taking charges …"
He thought about what it might take to change that, and...