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Rick Pitino

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  • UConn Wins Ugly ... Very Ugly

    UConn Wins Ugly ... Very Ugly
    HARTFORD — On a Saturday afternoon when UConn upended No. 11 Cincinnati in a sport we are still trying to identify, there are a few things you should know. The Huskies won 51-45 without scoring a basket in the final 7:39 of what would be the lowest...
  • Capsule: No. 19 UConn At No. 11 Louisville

    Site: KFC YUM! Center, Louisville, KY. Time: Saturday, 2 p.m. TV: CBS (Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery) Radio: WTIC-AM 1080, WILI-AM 1400, WELI-AM 960, WGCH 1490 (Joe D'Ambrosio, Wayne Norman) Series history: Louisville, 8-6 Last meeting: Louisville,...
  • Louisville's Russ Smith Got His Seasoning In Northwest Connecticut

    Louisville's Russ Smith Got His Seasoning In Northwest Connecticut
    LOUISVILLE — Before he was driving Rick Pitino crazy, before he was a national champion, before he was "Russ-diculous," Russ Smith was up in Connecticut's Northwest hills grappling with math, trying to get noticed. "You could never tell if he...
  • Louisville Gives UConn No Shot In 81-48 Rout

     Louisville Gives UConn No Shot In 81-48 Rout
    — As the final minutes wound down, Kevin Ollie could only watch as the other team dunked backward, hung on the rim and hit wide-open shots from the perimeter. Ollie, as engaged in coaching and energetic as any man could be, could only sit with...
  • Huskies About To Show If They're Ready For March

    Huskies About To Show If They're Ready For March
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — For the past couple of years, UConn has played with nothing — or very little — to lose. Following their 33-point humiliation at the hands of national champ Louisville, it should be noted the Huskies have been largely...
  • Napier, Kilpatrick, Smith Vie For AAC Player Of Year

    Napier, Kilpatrick, Smith Vie For AAC Player Of Year
    STORRS – From Day One, it was clear the American Athletic Conference would be a guard-dominated league. Though some young big men emerged, the league's inaugural player of the year race comes down to three backcourt stars. UConn's Shabazz Napier,...
  • AAC Tournament Primer: Focus On Guards, Hall Of Fame Coaches

    MEMPHIS — The first American Athletic Conference men's basketball tournament is here, and it caps an inaugural season of celebration. The emerging league prominently featured terrific guards and coaches. "There was a lot of talk about what it was,...
  • UConn's Shabazz Napier, Amida Brimah Honored By AAC

    MEMPHIS — Shabazz Napier isn't coming to Memphis to pick up individual honors, he did not stay four years at UConn for that. "I don't care," he said, laughing, when asked about the American Athletic Conference awards. "I'm not into individual...
  • TV Review: 'Requiem for the Big East,' 'Summer Dreams'

    Two basketball documentaries air this weekend in advance of the NCAA tournament, with one earning championship honors and the other settling for the old college try. ESPN seldom connects the dots as well in examining sports' role in society -- or the...
  • AAC Notes: Different Worlds For Rick Pitino, Larry Brown

    MEMPHIS – For one Hall of Fame coach it was business as usual, maybe a little better. For the other it was a harsh dose of reality. Rick Pitino and Louisville advance. Larry Brown and Southern Methodist go home and wait. "I kind of had it in my...
  • Huskies Get A Workout Against Cardinals' Zone

    MEMPHIS — The game had broken down, the Huskies were down by 20, so only so much can be read into it. But it was a good chance for the Huskies to get more work against Louisville's zone defense, with it's pressure and match-up properties. In that...