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  • UConn Men's Insider: AAC's Aresco In Town Talking Present, Future

    UConn Men's Insider: AAC's Aresco In Town Talking Present, Future
    HARTFORD — Major events are a good time for a commissioner to make a state of the league address. With the American Athletic Conference men's basketball tournament at the XL Center, commissioner Mike Aresco talked with The Courant for about 15...
  • SMU Holds Off ECU; Dunphy Wins No. 500 As Temple Advances

    SMU Holds Off ECU; Dunphy Wins No. 500 As Temple Advances
    HARTFORD — One after another, the three-point attempts fell and the underdog East Carolina Pirates chased the No. 1 seed into a corner. SMU, the favorite to win the American Athletic Conference Tournament, was struggling to put the No. 8 seed...
  • Ollie Has Been Impressed With Nolan's Hard Work

    Ollie Has Been Impressed With  Nolan's Hard Work
    HARTFORD – It's easy, perhaps, to forget about Phil Nolan. But to his coaches and teammates, he's an indispensable man. "He's a great teammate," Ryan Boatright said earlier this season. "He does what's asked of him, he works hard and he does what...
  • Tulsa Tops Houston To Reach AAC Semifinals

    HARTFORD — With their NCAA Tournament resume in need of a boost, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane are a desperate team this weekend. Tulsa is the No. 2 seed in the American Athletic Conference Tournament, but it has been identified as a "bubble" team...
  • Boatright, Scorned, Looks To Prove 'Em Wrong

    Boatright, Scorned, Looks To Prove 'Em Wrong
    HARTFORD — This is Hartford. This isn't Memphis. This is 2015. This isn't 2014. Nobody got a Gibson guitar Thursday as a reward for being named American Athletic Conference coach of the year the way Cincinnati's Mick Cronin did last year. Heck,...
  • 5 UConn Men's Lessons Learned: Things Get Tougher After South Florida

    5 UConn Men's Lessons Learned: Things Get Tougher After South Florida
    HARTFORD – One down, three to go. UConn has left itself a very difficult task , having to fight upward from the No. 6 seed to win the American Conference tournament and take its automatic NCAA bid. It had to start somewhere, and it started with an...
  • New UConn Season Starts Thursday In AAC Tourney Vs. USF

    New UConn Season Starts Thursday In AAC Tourney Vs. USF
    STORRS — UConn can't erase its record. Only the calendar can do that, and the college basketball calendar says it's time to start over. "The slate's clean, it's zero and zero," Ryan Boatright said. "What you did, how you did individually during...
  • Will AAC Affiliation Relegate UConn To Second-Tier Status?

    Will AAC Affiliation Relegate UConn To Second-Tier Status?
    HARTFORD — The good news for UConn is that the Huskies are hosting their conference tournament for the first time since 1982. And in many ways, that is also the bad news. The last time UConn's league rivals gathered in Hartford was 1982, the Big...
  • Men's AAC Tournament Has Merchants Rooting For Home Team

    Men's AAC Tournament Has Merchants Rooting For Home Team
    HARTFORD — Next to the faithful in Storrs, the biggest fans of the University of Connecticut men's basketball team this week might well be downtown's restaurants and bars. Beginning Thursday, the American Athletic Conference's championship...
  • UCF eager to make surprise AAC Tournament run, extend season

    UCF eager to make surprise AAC Tournament run, extend season
    Minutes before UCF basketball tipped off against USF during the team's regular season finale, sophomore guard Brandon Goodwin already knew he was exhausted. His body had long paid the toll of a long and grueling basketball season along with freshmen...
  • UConn Shot-Blocker Amida Brimah Named AAC's Top Defender

    UConn Shot-Blocker Amida Brimah Named AAC's Top Defender
    STORRS — UConn's Amida Brimah was voted the American Athletic Conference defensive player of the year in a vote of league coaches. Brimah, who had 101 blocks, averaged 3.4, second to Memphis' Austin Nichols for the league lead and third in NCAA...