| 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 2, 2011
| 10:22 PM
Every game in this march toward history isn't going to be fine art. Every opponent isn't going to fall to the breathtaking drives of Kemba Walker or the effortless grace of Jeremy Lamb.
So there was UConn down the stretch against Kentucky Saturday night,...
| Apr 4, 2011
| 11:10 PM
Somewhere along the line, disbelief was met by something that felt like design, and so in the minutes before midnight Monday at Reliant Stadium, Kemba Walker strolled across the court, kicking up streamers that had fallen from high above, and offered...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 9:09 AM
STORRS — Things had rarely looked so bleak in UConn Nation. The Huskies were ousted from one NCAA Tournament and barred from the next, and players were leaving left and right. Jeremy Lamb and Andre Drummond left for the NBA. Alex Oriakhi, Roscoe...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 9:39 PM
When theball came to Kemba Walker Thursday night, virtually the entire Bucknell defense followed. A guard traced his every move. A post player moved up to seal his path to the lane. Another guard closed in from the side.
"They want to throw two, three...
| Mar 19, 2011
| 9:38 PM
These were demanding, nerve-racking, season-defining times and Kemba Walker answered them with two contrasting, and equally effective, traits.
First he was calm and cool, swishing a three-pointer with just under four minutes as UConn looked to finally...
| Apr 5, 2011
| 10:14 AM
HOUSTON — Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun lost his sister-in-law and college roommate this basketball season. Recruiting violations tarnished his Hall of Fame resume.
His players were his refuge, and Monday night they provided the ultimate comfort:...
| Apr 9, 2011
By his own calculation, UConn associate coach George Blaney had been to 36 Final Fours before 2004. He sat on the board of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. That meant Blaney always had good seats.
That does not mean he didn't want to be...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 9:07 AM
Game 3: UConn 83, Wichita State 79, Maui Invitational first round, Lahaina Civic Center, Nov. 22, 2010
At a press conference on the shores of the Pacific Ocean the day before, Jim Calhoun discussed the potential shortcomings of his team. After Wichita...
| May 16, 2012
| 9:11 AM
AUSTIN, Texas -- The game between UConn and Texas Saturday at the Erwin Center featured all sorts of fantastic plays, including Kemba Walker's winning jump shot with 5.1 seconds left in overtime that delivered UConn's 82-81 victory.
It also included...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 10:33 AM
AUSTIN, Texas -- This was the kind of game that plays out once every few seasons and leaves people holding their breath, exhaling only in moments of disbelief or exhilaration.
It was two hours of emotional exertion in front of a raucous crowd, incredible...