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  • 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...
  • NCAA tournament women's capsules —Northwestern, DePaul, Notre Dame

    NCAA tournament women's capsules —Northwestern, DePaul, Notre Dame
    Northwestern (7) vs. Arkansas (10) TV: 11 a.m. Friday at Waco, Texas, ESPN2. Winner plays: at 1:30 p.m. Sunday vs. Baylor (2)-Northwestern State (15) winner. Quick look: Can the team that finished fourth in the Big Ten regular season beat the...
  • Little things mean a lot to DePaul's Centrese McGee

     Little things mean a lot to DePaul's Centrese McGee
    DePaul women's basketball coach Doug Bruno calls senior guard Centrese McGee the "quintessential garbage player." "That's a compliment," Bruno said. And McGee takes it that way. "Most people don't like to do the dirty work — getting...
  • No. 13 seed Eastern Washington coach predicts upset of No. 4 Georgetown

    No. 13 seed Eastern Washington coach predicts upset of No. 4 Georgetown
    Eastern Washington Coach Jim Hayford has officially put Georgetown on upset alert. The coach of the 13th-seeded Eagles made his bold declaration that the fourth-seeded Hoyas would go down in the second round of the NCAA tournament Thursday afternoon...
  • Broadcaster Bill Raftery finally to be in Final Four spotlight

    Broadcaster Bill Raftery finally to be in Final Four spotlight
    If the NCAA tournament follows its usual script, it will deliver several feel-good stories on the court in the upcoming three weeks. However, a heartwarmer also will occur at the broadcast table. After more than three decades as one of college...