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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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Rapid Reaction: UConn 77, Villanova 65

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****When Kevin Ollie burned his first timeout, incensed with Niels Giffey and the general beginning of Saturday’s NCAA third round tournament game, Villanova had already scored 13 points. It had taken the Wildcats just over four minutes and only five possessions. They were on pace for triple digits. UConn was on pace to get blasted, […] [Read More]
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Amida Brimah (AP)

A closer look: Amida Brimah

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  Amida Brimah saved UConn’s season Thursday night versus St. Joseph’s, sinking a jumphook — plus the foul — and the ensuing free throw to force overtime. The 7-foot freshman has emerged as the Huskies’ top big man at the perfect time. He can be a game-changer defensively (when he avoids foul trouble) and has […] [Read More]
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Calhoun interested in B.C. job….maybe?

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  Retired UConn men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun was reported to have “significant interest” in the Boston College coaching vacancy, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. When reached for comment Friday afternoon, Calhoun refuted the report — more or less. “Yeah, I can’t speculate,” Calhoun said. “No one has approached me and I haven’t approached anyone.” […] [Read More]
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Montrezl Harrell (AP)

Bracket Thoughts: The AAC, The Terrible Seeding, and The Unimportance of Terrible Seeding

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    The NCAA selection committee filled out its bracket like I filled out the math section of the SATs. They blindly guessed…..and then they cheated. The committee cheated one AAC team — SMU — out of the field altogether, and it cheated Louisville out of a No. 1, No. 2 (where they probably belong), […] [Read More]
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Josh Pastner (AP)

Thursday taught us a bit about UConn, a lot about Memphis

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  MEMPHIS — There was Niels Giffey burying a three, UConn’s fourth of the first half, which led to a Josh Pastner timeout and a few Husky chest-bumps. Two possessions later, there was Giffey again, opening a 29-17 lead, quickly slapping DeAndre Daniels’ hand as he raced back to stop the Memphis fastbreak. On another, […] [Read More]
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