| Mar 15, 2014
| 7:34 PM
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,...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:54 PM
2012-13 finish: 66-16.
Coming: Michael Beasley, Greg Oden.
Going: Mike Miller, Juwan Howard.
The Heat propped up its three-peat hopes with two balky knees and a whiff of controversy. Oden has already encountered knee...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 4:37 PM
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...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 3:45 PM
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,...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 4:47 PM
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...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 6:25 PM
— 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...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:00 PM
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...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 6:05 PM
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,...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:55 PM
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,...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 4:46 PM
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...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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...