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  • Healthy Shabazz Wills UConn To Win

    Healthy Shabazz Wills UConn To Win
    – UConn had survived a frustrating shooting slump, had absorbed its opponents' run and regained the lead. Shabazz Napier with the ball … open. He hits his three, then the next time down the floor, he takes a pass from Ryan Boatright and...
  • UConn Men Outlast Providence 82-79 In Overtime

    UConn Men Outlast Providence 82-79 In Overtime
    There are games when the stat sheet should be tossed aside. There are games when the stat sheet should be shredded, incinerated as soon as possible. Once in a career, perhaps, there is a game like this. Kevin Ollie might want to save the stat sheet from...
  • Teel Time: Virginia Tech basketball's Hargrave pipeline continues as Donte Clark commits

    Virginia Tech basketball secured its second 2013 commitment Sunday, from Hargrave Military Academy guard Donte Clark. Schools from the ACC, Big East, Big 12 and SEC offered Clark, including Miami, Providence, Oklahoma State, Missouri, Tennessee and...
  • Shabazz Takes Over Offensively Challenged Game

    Shabazz Takes Over Offensively Challenged Game
    Shabazz Napier is a player who wants to take the important shots, and on Sunday, no one could blame him. His teammates were missing three out of every four, so when Napier found open space a few feet behind the three-point arc, he launched them....
  • Villanova Tops UConn, 70-61

    Villanova Tops UConn, 70-61
    Visit courant.com/ucnova for more photos. The nutshell play came with 5:16 to go. Villanova's JayVaughn Pinkston missed a second free throw, but UConn could not find a way to wrest the ball away. It ended up out on the perimeter, James Bell hit a...
  • UConn Men, Without Napier, Fall To Bearcats, 61-56

    UConn Men, Without Napier, Fall To Bearcats, 61-56
    Without Shabazz Napier, the Huskies did most of the things they usually do with him. They grappled, scrambled back from behind and gave themselves a chance to win another game. But, without Napier, out with an injured foot, the Huskies could not get...
  • UConn Falls To South Florida, 65-51

    UConn Falls To South Florida, 65-51
    In another twist to a UConn men's basketball season that's had a few of them, the Huskies worst loss of the season came against one of the worst teams in the Big East. Just a week after taking the best team in the league, Georgetown, to double OT, the...
  • UConn Beats Providence In Overtime, 63-59

    UConn Beats Providence In Overtime, 63-59
    Ryan Boatright powered his way down the lane as he had done, or tried to do, all year. He bumped with Bryce Cotton and tossed up an off-balance shot. Some of these crazy shots went in for the UConn men's basketball team this year, some of them didn't....
  • LoVett enjoyed success out of the gate for Providence

    The area has seen some outstanding boys' basketball players come through the city's high schools over the decades. In the mid-1960s, a lanky sharp-shooting Lynn Shackelford made a name for himself at Burroughs High. The CIF Southern Section Player of the...
  • Teel Time: ACC's New York party fuels talk of playing basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden

    Madison Square Garden has tradition and the buzz of Broadway. The Barclays Center has state-of-the-art amenities and trendy Brooklyn. So which is the preferred and more likely destination for the ACC basketball tournament’s inevitable debut north of...
  • 'Smoky' Joe Wood Provides A Voice From The Past

    'Smoky' Joe Wood Provides A Voice From The Past
    The gruff, old man's voice on the other end of the line fit perfectly with the pictures I had seen. "Sure, come on over," he said. When is the best time to … "Right now! Come on over!" Howard Ellsworth Wood was the owner of that voice, and a...