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  • Villanova beats Xavier 78-66 for its 10th straight win

    Villanova beats Xavier 78-66 for its 10th straight win
    CINCINNATI — Kris Jenkins' back-to-back 3-pointers started a late run that rallied No. 6 Villanova to its 10th straight victory on Saturday, 78-66 over Xavier. The Wildcats (27-2, 14-2 Big East) made five 3s — their specialty —...
  • Purvis Right At Home In Leading UConn Against East Carolina

    Purvis Right At Home In Leading UConn Against East Carolina
    GREENVILLE, N.C. – It was a happy homecoming for Rodney Purvis, though not always a pleasant one. Purvis, from Raleigh, about 90 minutes from Greenville, originally went to NC State, then transferred to UConn and, for some reason, some folks in...
  • Rip Hamilton, One Of UConn's Best Players Ever, Retires From NBA

    Rip Hamilton, One Of UConn's Best Players Ever, Retires From NBA
    Richard Hamilton, who won an NCAA title with UConn and an NBA title with the Detroit Pistons, officially announced his retirement Thursday. Hamilton has not played since being waived by the Bulls in the summer of 2013. He announced his decision on ESPN'...
  • On The Fly: Rip Hamilton Officially Retiring From NBA

    On The Fly: Rip Hamilton Officially Retiring From NBA
    R ichard Hamilton officially retired Thursday. Rip helped lead UConn to its first men's basketball national title in 1999 as the Huskies beat Duke, 77-74. He was the Final Four MVP and had a game-high 27 points in the title game. He was the Big East...
  • UConn Pours It On In Second Half To Defeat East Carolina

    UConn Pours It On In Second Half To Defeat East Carolina
    GREENVILLE, N.C. – It may have been the shortest halftime talk in UConn history. The Huskies, trailing by nine, were back on the floor within four minutes. "I said enough, let's leave it at that," coach Kevin Ollie said. "And they took it and...
  • UCF, Navy and SMU top our AAC spring football preview

      Spring football practice is in full swing for some schools across the country with others getting back to the gridiron over the next month. The Orlando Sentinel is taking a look at some of the key storylines for the Group of 5 conferences like the...
  • Liberty High grad Darrun Hilliard leads Villanova men's basketball team to Senior Night win

    Liberty High grad Darrun Hilliard leads Villanova men's basketball team to Senior Night win
    VILLANOVA — Given a bit of space after a Villanova inbounds play, Darrun Hilliard's eyes grew wide. The senior guard with the lefty stroke had found his form after struggling through a 1-for-7 first half. Open on the wing, he wanted another chance...
  • Virginia Tech faces toughest week of trying basketball season

    Virginia Tech faces toughest week of trying basketball season
    Virginia Tech just concluded its second stretch of three consecutive ACC road games, a burden no other league team has shouldered this basketball season. This week figures to be more taxing. For only the second time in program history, the Hokies face...
  • Playing To The Crowd: UConn Women Know They Are An Attraction

    Playing To The Crowd: UConn Women Know They Are An Attraction
    NEW ORLEANS — It's not unusual to hear professional athletes admit how compelled they are to perform because there might be someone in the stands who has come just to see them and might never have the chance again. Joe DiMaggio said it, Derek Jeter,...
  • UConn Women Beat Tulane, Clinch Share Of AAC Title

    UConn Women Beat Tulane, Clinch Share Of AAC Title
    NEW ORLEANS – More than a decade ago, Diana Taurasi punted a basketball to the roof of New Orleans Arena to celebrate winning UConn's third straight national championship and the end of her iconic career. That was very cool. Two years ago, another...
  • Notre Dame receives praise from Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim

    Jim Boeheim has been Syracuse's coach since 1976. The Hall of Famer knows a good team when he sees one. "We're getting ready to play one of best Notre Dame teams that we've faced since I've been at Syracuse," Boeheim said Monday. The No. 9 Irish have a...