| Mar 21, 2011
| 3:01 AM
The March Madness of the NCAA Tournament is always must-see TV, but navigating the 2011 edition of March Madness requires a roadmap. Thanks to a new TV contract with with CBS and Turner, Thursday and Friday's first-round NCAA Tournament games will be...
| Apr 6, 2011
Sure, it was a rock fight. Yet to focus on the rock is to miss the fact that the UConn Huskies moved a mountain over 28 glorious days.
Sure, the game was ugly to the eye. Yet defense is beautiful to the soul to a man who Tuesday sounded like he has no...
| Apr 2, 2011
| 6:36 PM
UConn has never had a player leave for the NBA after just one season in Storrs. John Calipari has had many one-and-done players at Memphis and Kentucky.
Calipari spoke Friday about going after the best players and, if it came down to it, preferring...
| Apr 2, 2011
| 10:22 PM
Every game in this march toward history isn't going to be fine art. Every opponent isn't going to fall to the breathtaking drives of Kemba Walker or the effortless grace of Jeremy Lamb.
So there was UConn down the stretch against Kentucky Saturday night,...
| Apr 2, 2011
Coaches, players, Cinderellas, old New England turf rivals, they were all at a banquet to honor their Final Four achievement Thursday night when Jim Calhoun decided the time was ripe to play the "My Three Sons" card.
"I said, 'I feel like Fred MacMurray,...
| Apr 3, 2011
| 7:24 PM
The season will end Monday night. The 41st game in this remarkable run will be the last. There is just another two-plus hours, 40 minutes of game time, for the 2010-11 Huskies to scramble around the court with the joy and passion that has defined a...
| Apr 5, 2011
HOUSTON — In one of those simple, brilliant leads that occasionally grace the sports pages, Courant beat writer Michael Arace sent 17 words back to Connecticut from St. Petersburg, Fla., on March 29, 1999.
"The UConn Huskies won the national...
| Apr 4, 2011
| 11:10 PM
Somewhere along the line, disbelief was met by something that felt like design, and so in the minutes before midnight Monday at Reliant Stadium, Kemba Walker strolled across the court, kicking up streamers that had fallen from high above, and offered...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 2:31 PM
Unlike the 24-7-365 bracketologists who populate cyberspace, I refrain from serious NCAA tournament field projections until late February or early March.
More for sanity and domestic bliss than anything. A double-feature of "The Fighter" and "The King'...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 8:03 PM
Duke guard Nolan Smith, the ACC Player of the Year, may miss Saturday's conference tournament semifinals after injuring the second toe on his left foot in Friday's 87-71 quarterfinal victory over Maryland.
Smith sustained the injury late in the second...
| Mar 13, 2011
| 8:34 AM
And a good Selection Sunday morning to all!
Just perused a mock bracket from Jerry Palm, the bracketologist whom I most respect. Our only disagreement: He has St. Mary's in instead of Colorado.
One very interesting part of Palm's field: He seeded Old...