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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...
  • Jim Calhoun Timeline: The Career Of A Hall Of Fame Coach

    Born: May 10, 1942 in Braintree, Mass. Family: Wife Pat, sons James and Jeffrey, six grandchildren Education: American International College (1968); Braintree High School (1960) Head Coaching Career: Old Lyme (CT) High School – 1968-69 Westport...
  • No Guarantees? Kevin Ollie Has Heard That Before

    STORRS — Every time Kevin Ollie drives by the State Armory on Capitol Avenue in Hartford, he is reminded of the long road he has traveled. Through the Continental Basketball Association, the United States Basketball League and 12 NBAstops, he had to...
  • UConn Defeats Kentucky To Reach Title Game

    UConn Defeats Kentucky To Reach Title Game
    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,...
  • UConn Beats Butler For Third National Title

    UConn Beats Butler For Third National Title
    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...
  • TV ratings down for NCAA championship game, up for overall tournament

     
    Perhaps it was the low score or the lack of suspense for much of the second half. Whatever the reason, TV ratings for Monday's NCAA championship game between Connecticut and Butler were down significantly from a year ago. The Huskies'......
  • 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...
  • Plenty Of Room For The Kids To Play

    Plenty Of Room For The Kids To Play
    UConn has six freshmen and a seventh, 7-foot-1 German center Enosch Wolf, will join the team Dec. 17. The last time the Huskies had so many new faces was in 2006-07. That season, the Huskies had no upperclassmen and seven freshmen (eight newcomers because...