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  • UCF basketball looking for a clean sweep against Houston Sunday

    UCF basketball looking for a clean sweep against Houston Sunday
    For a long time, Staphon Blair believed dunks were the only way he should score baskets. The 6-foot-9 UCF basketball forward built such a reputation for his entertaining, high flying slams that Blair’s former Fort Lauderdale Dillard High School...
  • UConn Women Have No Trouble With Tulane

    UConn Women Have No Trouble With Tulane
    STORRS — National champions are people, too. Geno Auriemma knows the players on his nine title-winning teams naturally love to feel special. And what helps make them feel really nice is thinking their former coach believes they were the best and...
  • UCF snaps six-game losing streak with 73-62 win against USF

    UCF snaps six-game losing streak with 73-62 win against USF
    Swimming in mediocrity for the past several weeks, UCF basketball gripped a lifesaver with a 73-62 win against struggling USF. The Knights were favored to beat their I-4 rivals, who entered the week last in the American Athletic Conference. UCF scored...
  • Jim Calhoun Remembers Dean Smith: 'Father Figure'

    Jim Calhoun Remembers Dean Smith: 'Father Figure'
    As a young coach at Northeastern, Jim Calhoun was always looking for the best college basketball minds. In the early 1970s, he made a trip to Chapel Hill, N.C. "I had studied Dean Smith like crazy," Calhoun recalled, looking back on his career in 2012....
  • East Carolina Up Next As UConn Tries To Salvage Season

    East Carolina Up Next As UConn Tries To Salvage Season
    STORRS – Whatever the standings say, whatever the RPI says, whatever the bracket experts indicate, the schedule must dictate UConn's approach. There are 10 games left in the regular season, 10 games to accomplish something. "We're still...
  • UConn Not The Only Established Program Having Rough Season

    UConn Not The Only Established Program Having Rough Season
    HOUSTON – UConn has some company in this difficult season. If the Huskies are destined to play in the NIT – and after losing 70-68 at Houston on Sunday, they will have to improve to get there – they will find some familiar foes....
  • Cincinnati At No. 2 UConn Women

    Site: XL Center Time: Tuesday, 7 p.m. TV: SNY (Eric Frede, Meghan Culmo and Kerith Burke) Radio: WTIC-AM 1080, WILI-AM 1400 (Bob Joyce and Debbie Fiske) Series history: UConn, 12-0 Last meeting: UConn, 96-31, Jan. 25, 2015, Fifth Third Arena,...
  • On The Fly: Super Bowl Monday Doesn't Deserve Holiday Status

    On The Fly: Super Bowl Monday Doesn't Deserve Holiday Status
    On this Monday after the Super Bowl, there remain people who believe this should be a national holiday. They say that the Super Bowl celebrates a distinctive American tradition. I disagree on the merits of it being a national holiday. The Super Bowl was...
  • UConn vs. Houston: Setting The Scene at Hofheinz Pavilion

    HOUSTON – It’s hard to describe Hofheinz Pavilion; there aren’t a lot of college basketball venues quite like it. It’s oval shaped, very low popcorn ceiling with recessed lights. A very 80s lounge look and feel, dimly lit. But...
  • Houston 70, UConn 68: Wrapping Things Up at Hofheinz Pavilion

    ¬† HOUSTON – Want to wrap things up and watch the second ¬†half of the Super Bowl. Not a whole lot to say here, anyway. UConn played terrible, shot terrible, and though Ryan Boatright’s tour de force the last eight minutes was fun, we all know...
  • NBA 'Exile' Source Of Strength For Houston's Sampson

    HOUSTON — Kelvin Sampson returned to college basketball with a new perspective, new chapters to a coaching manual written by some of the masters. "I learned a lot in the NBA," said Sampson, who was with the Spurs, Bucks and Rockets. "Everything...