| Jul 9, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Shabazz Napier struggled to find his shot for the second time in three NBA Summer League games as his Miami Heat lost to the Detroit Pistons, 80-78, on Tuesday night.
The former UConn star and first-round pick of the Heat was just 3-for-11 - missing all...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 3:45 PM
NEW YORK — If Shabazz Napier was antsy on draft night, so was Pat Riley. The Heat kept trying to work a trade to move up in the NBA draft and get Napier but could not find a willing partner.
Riley, the Heat's president, later used the word...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Those close to Roscoe Smith share a favorite phrase.
When speaking of Smith, a Baltimore native and 6-foot-8 Nevada-Las Vegas forward entered in Thursday's NBA draft, they repeat a pair of words, over and over.
It's not necessarily a nickname, but his...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 5:32 PM
Two years ago, UConn's season came crashing to an end in an NCAA Tournament game against Iowa State.
Much was different then. UConn was the defending national champion and Iowa State was relatively unknown on the national stage. The game was in...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 5:16 PM
— UConn senior Shabazz Napier took a moment Saturday to reflect on the disappointing sophomore season that is a part of who he is now.
"My sophomore season, we had one of the best teams in the country," he said on the eve of the Huskies' Elite...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 6:31 AM
ARLINGTON, Texas — The foundation was shaking under the UConn basketball program and players were fleeing.
Facing a postseason ban because it failed to meet NCAA academic standards, UConn saw Alex Oriakhi, Roscoe Smith, and Michael Bradley...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:31 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas – Ryan Boatright fielded a number of questions about the NBA on Friday.
He wasn't ready to announce a decision, but it sounds as though he is leaning toward coming back for his senior season at UConn.
"It's a lifetime dream to get...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 6:55 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — In the end, it is only a shot. The ball leaves the fingertips. The ball nestles in the net. The buzzer sounds. One team wins. The other team loses.
And it's on to the next game.
That's what coaches, invested in making sure...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
As members of the national champion Connecticut men's basketball team took turns cutting down the nets at AT&T Stadium late Monday night, missing from the long line of scissor-wielding champs was a former Baltimore basketball star.
Roscoe Smith, who...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:08 PM
STORRS — Jim Calhoun remembers meeting Niels Giffey at Gampel Pavilion in the spring of 2012, disquieting days for the UConn basketball program.
Players were leaving for the NBA, which was one thing. Others were transferring.
"I remember Niels...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 8:59 PM
STORRS — She had done her best to remain composed during the pregame senior night ceremony. She had hugged Kevin Ollie tight and hugged Jim Calhoun just as tight. Afterward, after UConn had outlasted Rutgers, she stood there laughing as she posed...