| Feb 12, 2015
| 4:13 PM
Roy Williams, Mike Krzyzewski, John Thompson, Jerry Stackhouse and Brad Daugherty were among the friends, family and former players at a private service for North Carolina coaching legend Dean Smith, who died Saturday at 83. ... Jerry Tarkanian, who...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 3:23 PM
As a young coach at Northeastern, Jim Calhoun was always looking for the best college basketball minds. In the early 1970s, he made a trip to Chapel Hill, N.C.
"I had studied Dean Smith like crazy," Calhoun recalled, looking back on his career in 2012....
| Dec 30, 2014
| 4:46 PM
Michigan made the statement it needed to, hiring Jim Harbaugh as coach. The Wolverines get someone who played for them, had a long NFL career as a player and has won as a coach at the college and NFL levels. There has been a lot of bad news associated...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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 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 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...