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  • Maryland's ACC farewell vs. U.Va. nostalgic for Gary Williams

     Maryland's ACC farewell vs. U.Va. nostalgic for Gary Williams
    No one understands or relishes the link between Maryland basketball and the ACC like Gary Williams. He played for the Terps against Billy Cunningham and Bob Verga. He coached his alma mater against Dean Smith and Mike Krzyzewski. While competing against...
  • Rutgers Vs. UConn Rivalry Will Live On

    UNCASVILLE — The long and always interesting rivalry between UConn and Rutgers in the Big East and American Athletic Conference will live on after this season as nonconference opponents. Senior women's athletic administrators from both programs...
  • An Intense Geno Auriemma Coaches First Game At UConn In '85

    An Intense Geno Auriemma Coaches First Game At UConn In '85
    Three months after taking a job he figured would last four years, Geno Auriemma, 31 years old, was certainly ready to coach his Huskies for the first time. After all, like any aspiring professional, he hoped his day would finally come. And here it was,...
  • UConn Blows Past Louisville For First AAC Tournament Title

     UConn Blows Past Louisville For First AAC Tournament Title
    UNCASVILLE – It appears the great misfortune of Louisville is to operate in this time and place: the Big East, the American Athletic Conference in the era of UConn. Imagine how disheartening it must feel at times. The Cardinals have played two...
  • Gators, 'Cats early favorites for conference hoops tournaments

    Gators, 'Cats early favorites for conference hoops tournaments
    Florida and Arizona were tabbed early favorites to win their conference basketball tournaments according to one odds maker. Top-ranked Florida comes in as a 2/3 favorite to win the Southeastern Conference tourney according to Bovada. Kentucky (3/1)...
  • AAC Tournament Primer: Focus On Guards, Hall Of Fame Coaches

    MEMPHIS — The first American Athletic Conference men's basketball tournament is here, and it caps an inaugural season of celebration. The emerging league prominently featured terrific guards and coaches. "There was a lot of talk about what it was,...
  • UConn's Shabazz Napier Named AAC Player Of The Year

    UConn's Shabazz Napier Named AAC Player Of The Year
    MEMPHIS — Shabazz Napier got the news Sunday and remained coy. He didn't even tell his mother. But he knew, and his UConn coaches and teammates knew, affirming what they believed all along: Napier was the American Athletic Conference player of...
  • Wednesday's local interest college basketball roundup: Lady Monarchs withstand UTSA, advance to C-USA quarterfinals

    Women: Conference USA: Shae Kelley scored 19 points as Old Dominion won its hard-fought Conference USA tournament debut late Wednesday night, outlasting Texas-San Antonio 79-74 to reach the quarterfinals in El Paso, Texas. Becca Allison had 14...
  • TV Review: 'Requiem for the Big East,' 'Summer Dreams'

    Two basketball documentaries air this weekend in advance of the NCAA tournament, with one earning championship honors and the other settling for the old college try. ESPN seldom connects the dots as well in examining sports' role in society -- or the...
  • U.Va. should end long ACC tournament semifinal drought versus FSU

     U.Va. should end long ACC tournament semifinal drought versus FSU
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Already saddled with one of college basketball's most inexplicable droughts, Virginia opens ACC tournament play Friday burdened with unfamiliar expectations and pressures. The Cavaliers are the event's top seed for the first...
  • Huskies Count Out The Tigers ... Eins, Zwei, Drei

    Huskies Count Out The Tigers ... Eins, Zwei, Drei
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — There will be no more Saturday nights in March, magical nights at the corner of 33rd Street and Eighth Avenue and the intersection of Ewing and Kemba. For UConn, Syracuse and some other elite basketball schools, there will be no...