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  • Effort, Unselfishness Are The Keys To UConn's Success

    Effort, Unselfishness Are The Keys To UConn's Success
    STORRS — At the core of UConn's success over the last 25 seasons has been the depth of its talent and the ingenuity of its coaches. Nothing in the history of women's college basketball can approach it. But even that isn't enough to explain how one...
  • Darrun Hilliard shines, but NC State upsets Villanova men's basketball team

    Darrun Hilliard shines, but NC State upsets Villanova men's basketball team
    PITTSBURGH — The deep NCAA Tournament run Liberty High grad Darrun Hilliard and Villanova wanted will not come. North Carolina State became the first team to send a No. 1 seed packing, beating the Wildcats 71-68 in an East Region men's basketball...
  • Rutgers Goes Deep To Beat Seton Hall

    STORRS — The scouting report on the Rutgers women's basketball team was not complicated. The Scarlet Knights had good size and would score in the paint. The three-point shot was simply not part of their arsenal this season, so there was no reason...
  • Villanova men's basketball team's players need some history help

    Villanova men's basketball team's players need some history help
    PITTSBURGH — Saturday's NCAA Tournament third-round game between North Carolina State and Villanova matches up programs that won iconic men's basketball championship games in the 1980s. Villanova senior forward JayVaughn Pinkston has seen the...
  • Looking Back At The Dream Season: Burrell Made Best Pass Ever

    Looking Back At The Dream Season: Burrell Made Best Pass Ever
    To celebrate the silver anniversary of the UConn men's 1989-90 Dream Season, The Courant will be looking at players and coaches who helped make that team special. Stories will appear periodically throughout the season. HAMDEN — A play was drawn up,...
  • NCAA faces empty seats at women's basketball tournament

    NCAA faces empty seats at women's basketball tournament
    University of Maryland sophomore Lexie Brown has visited dozens of basketball arenas but had never experienced a din like the one created by 14,000 bellowing, stomping, red-and-black-clad Louisville Cardinals fans who "made their floor shake" during an...
  • St. Francis Should Have Its Hands Full With Well-Rested UConn

    St. Francis Should Have Its Hands Full With Well-Rested UConn
    STORRS — Being a student athlete is tough enough for most kids without the added pressure placed on those who play women's basketball for UConn. Accomplishments considered historic by some, like Saturday's first NCAA Tournament game ever for St....
  • DePaul advances to meet Notre Dame in second round of NCAA tournament

     DePaul advances to meet Notre Dame in second round of NCAA tournament
    SOUTH BEND — The holes that the DePaul women's basketball team dug itself into kept getting deeper and deeper. The Blue Demons were down by eight early in the game, 11 at halftime and 15 five minutes into the second half against Minnesota. But...
  • The Other Game In Storrs: A Battle of New Jersey

    The Other Game In Storrs: A Battle of New Jersey
    STORRS —- C. Vivian Stringer first led Rutgers into Gampel Pavilion 19 years ago, during her first season as coach at New Jersey's state university. The bus rides from New Jersey to Connecticut were routine for Stringer and her players. UConn...
  • No. 1 seed Villanova rolls to 93-52 win over Lafayette

    No. 1 seed Villanova rolls to 93-52 win over Lafayette
    PITTSBURGH — Without a hint of doubt, Villanova flexed its top-seeded muscle and showed why President Barack Obama picked the Wildcats to reach the NCAA Tournament title game, thumping Lafayette 93-52 on Thursday night. Thirty years after stunning...
  • Big Ten could face choice between Fox Sports 1, ESPN

    Big Ten could face choice between Fox Sports 1, ESPN
    Last week, I wrote a column about the Big Ten’s upcoming negotiations on a TV deal and how the conference might have a choice between staying with ESPN or going with Fox Sports 1 on the cable side. It detailed the risks of leaving the broad reach of...