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Mike Aresco (AP)

Rapid Reaction: AAC tournament to Hartford in 2015

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In a somewhat surprising twist, the American Athletic Conference will hold its 2015 men’s basketball tournament in Hartford, according to Neill Ostrout of the Journal-Inquirer. It’s a surprising move for a few reasons: **While in Memphis, AAC commissioner Mike Aresco told me, “We always thought that we might well stay (in Memphis) a second year. […] [Read More]
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Shabazz Napier (AP)

The Case for Shabazz Napier…

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Live updates: UConn holds on, wins fourth national championship

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SECOND HALF Update: 0:00 — My God. UConn. National Champions. Update: 1:20 – That Daniels 3 would have done it. He hesitated just a bit. Update: 1:49 – UConn has never trailed here, which is amazing because it feels like its been clinging, hoping time expires, for most of this second half. Lasan Kromah came […] [Read More]
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Live updates: UConn 63, Florida 53

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SECOND HALF Update 0:00 — It looked like a blowout early. It ended up being a blowout. Man, UConn just keeps trucking. Incredible. A 30-game win streak is done. The Huskies are one game away from completing an NCAA tournament that will, yes, best the 2011 run. Update: 1:41 — Niels Giffey hanging on the […] [Read More]
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Florida's Casey Prather (AP)

Noon in Dallas: UConn and Florida set for Final Four

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  Kevin Ollie (AP) On the morning of UConn’s showdown with Florida, some quick thoughts: **The keys for UConn are fairly obvious. A.) Fast start – UConn jumped on Michigan State, 12-2, and Iowa State, 10-4. This will be imperative against the Gators. Unlike Villanova, it’ll be awfully difficult to mount a comeback on Florida. B.) […] [Read More]
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Patric Young (AP)

Thoughts from Dallas: On Florida, On Ollie’s NBA buzz, and Roscoe Smith

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    The Louisville Courier-Journal polled national experts for title game picks, and they unanimously chose Florida to advance in its semifinal against UConn Saturday night. Yep, all 15 have the Gators. Can you blame them? Personally, if I had been asked to participate in the poll, it would have been 16. Sorry UConn fans […] [Read More]
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Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright (AP)

The Trip to Texas: Pivotal Moments That Lifted UConn to Final Four

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As UConn prepares for its most unlikely Final Four, we look back at the pivotal moments that have made this trip possible: **Entering the AAC tournament, UConn needed to recover from a 33-point beatdown at Louisville, so Kevin Ollie shook up the starting lineup for the quarterfinal against Memphis. In went Niels Giffey and Phil […] [Read More]
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Report: UConn AD Manuel plans to discuss contract extension for Ollie

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UConn athletic director Warde Manuel will enter discussions with Kevin Ollie for a contract extension at the end of the season, according to The Hartford Courant’s Jeff Jacobs. Manuel told Jacobs Monday, ”At the end of the season, I’ll sit down with Kevin. We want him to stay our coach for many, many years to come. […] [Read More]
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Video from Press Row: UConn finishes off Michigan State

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Niels Giffey (AP)

Sans Shabazz: The 15 possessions that saved UConn’s season

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — What was said when Shabazz Napier exited with his second foul, the Huskies out of sync and temporarily out of star power, depends on who you ask. According to freshman Terrence Samuel, Ryan Boatright simply told the team, “Yo, let’s get some stops.” According to Niels Giffey, it was, ‘Step up the […] [Read More]
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