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Shabazz Napier

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  • NCAA Final Four: Florida fails to find an answer for UConn

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- During the last four months, the Florida Gators always found an answer, an extra gear, a hero to carry them to one victory after another one. But after 30 consecutive wins and a magical run the Final Four, the Gators searched in vain...
  • DeAndre Comes Through With A Giant Of A Game

     DeAndre Comes Through With A Giant Of A Game
    — The talent is unmistakable, a long body capable of delivering points on an outside jump shot or amid traffic near the basket. DeAndre Daniels has been tantalizingly good for the UConn Huskies. Yet there were games when he did little to...
  • NCAA Final Four: UConn shows heart the size of Texas

    NCAA Final Four: UConn shows heart the size of Texas
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- On the grandest stage of all, the Connecticut men's basketball team grabbed the spotlight and sent an emphatic message to the rest of the country. The program left for dead in the wake of conference realignment isn't just alive, it's...
  • Dog or 'Cats? NCAA tournament offers a surprise final

    ARLINGTON, Texas — Well everyone had it wrong — you, me, the postman and the NCAA selection committee. All that teeth-gnashing over tournament seeding has produced an NCAA championship game between a No. 7 and No. 8. Let's hear it for a...
  • NCAA Title Game Capsule: No. 7 Seed UConn Vs. No. 8 Kentucky

    Site: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas Time: Monday, about 9:10 p.m. TV: CBS (Jim Nantz, Steve Kerr, Greg Anthony, Tracy Wolfson) Radio: WTIC-AM 1080, WILI-AM 1400, WELI-AM 960 (Joe D'Ambrosio, Wayne Norman) Series history: UConn, 3-1 Last meeting:...
  • From The Ashes Of Nothing To Play For, Ultimate Redemption Is In Sight

    From The Ashes Of Nothing To Play For, Ultimate Redemption Is In Sight
    ARLINGTON, Texas —The team that had nothing to play for last season has a national championship to play for Monday. The rookie coach who had a six-month contract in 2012 can coach for as long as he wants at Storrs now. UConn beat the No. 1...
  • Even As A Kid At Roxbury Y, Shabazz Was Something Special

    Even As A Kid At Roxbury Y, Shabazz Was Something Special
    ARLINGTON, Texas — When the kids took the court at the Roxbury YMCA, hundreds of adults squeezed into the gym and the atmosphere was loud. The cheering and yelling was fuel for Shabazz Napier when he was 5, 6, and 7 years old. The kid who loved to...
  • Aaron Harrison Deadly With Game On Line, And UConn Knows It

    ARLINGTON, Texas — Shabazz Napier has delivered his share of game-winning shots, so he can appreciate Kentucky freshman guard Aaron Harrison's recent run. Harrison lifted his team to a victory over Wisconsin Saturday with a three-pointer with 5.7...
  • Smothering Defense Is A Signature Trait At UConn

    Smothering Defense Is A Signature Trait At UConn
    ARLINGTON, Texas — When Kevin Ollie took his basketball game 3,000 miles from Los Angeles to Storrs in 1991, it became immediately clear that life on the court would be different. Ollie, like every hot recruit, was a scorer at Crenshaw High. At...
  • UConn's Dominance Shows It Deserves A Bigger Stage

    UConn's Dominance Shows It Deserves A Bigger Stage
    NASHVILLE — Numbers are thrown around faster than crumpled up brackets this time of year. Call it one-and-done or, as John Calipari, with the propriety of a snake oil salesman, calls it, "succeed and proceed." Whatever term you choose, Kentucky will...
  • UConn-Kentucky: Two Underdogs Battle To Be Superman

    UConn-Kentucky: Two Underdogs Battle To Be Superman
    ARLINGTON, Texas — With each step along the route to the mountaintop, UConn's opponent has been built up. St Joseph's? The Hawks were hot, and the Huskies were not. Villanova? The No. 2 seed. Iowa State? Too quick. Michigan State? Too big...