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Roscoe Smith

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  • FRESHMAN CLASS: Something Old, Something New

    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...
  • UConn Routs Bucknell In NCAA Opener; Cincinnati Next

    UConn Routs Bucknell In NCAA Opener; Cincinnati Next
    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...
  • Walker Leads UConn Past Cincinnati, Into Sweet 16

    Walker Leads UConn Past Cincinnati, Into Sweet 16
    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...
  • UConn takes its embattled coach on "sweet ride" to NCAA title

    UConn takes its embattled coach on "sweet ride"  to NCAA title
    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:...
  • UConn's George Blaney Not Just Along For The Ride

    UConn's George Blaney Not Just Along For The Ride
    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...
  • Huskies 'Embarrassed' By Louisville, 80-59

    Huskies 'Embarrassed' By Louisville, 80-59
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The smiles that dominated their faces just 48 hours before were long gone, replaced by blank stares, hollow looks of embarrassment. And "embarrassment" was, indeed, the word of the night, following UConn's 80-59 drubbing at the...
  • No. 2 Syracuse Blocks UConn's Late Charge

    No. 2 Syracuse Blocks UConn's Late Charge
    The crowd demanded it, and the Huskies did all they could to deliver it. They played their hearts out, leaving it all out on the floor. In the end, UConn needed one more play to get over the crest. Roscoe Smith's desperation jumper was blocked by C.J....
  • UConn Men Game 3: Start Of The Wowie In Maui

    UConn Men Game 3: Start Of The Wowie In Maui
    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...
  • Jan. 8, 2011: Smith Hoists One Into UConn Lore

    Jan. 8, 2011: Smith Hoists One Into UConn Lore
    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...
  • Jan. 8, 2011: Heave, Ho Huskies. Walker Hits 28-Foot Miracle, 14-Foot OT Winner

    Jan. 8, 2011: Heave, Ho Huskies. Walker Hits 28-Foot Miracle, 14-Foot OT Winner
    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...
  • Feb. 16, 2011: Kemba Casts His Spell. Shreds The Hoyas For Game-High 31 Before Full House

    Feb. 16, 2011: Kemba Casts His Spell. Shreds The Hoyas For Game-High 31 Before Full House
    HARTFORD -- Kemba Walker stirred up the XL Center and shook up Georgetown Wednesday night, turning the packed downtown arena into an electric stage for some wonderful playmaking. More creative as he went, moving assertively around one defender and then...