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UConn, teams get used to giant AT&T Stadium; someone makes Napier rap video

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A few early notes from today’s Final Four press conference: THE BIG STAGE: The move to a football stadium-sized venue for NCAA Tournament games can throw a wrinkle at the players with the amount of open space being quite a bit larger than in most venues most basketball teams are accustomed to play in during […] [Read More]
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Ollie, Donovan meet the press in Texas

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UConn coach Kevin Ollie and Florida’s Billy Donovan meet the media Thursday afternoon at AT&T Stadium after both teams practiced there earlier in the day. Here’s a sample of their joint press conference: Ollie’s opening statement: “I guess the rookie goes first (he spoke before Donovan), I’m fine with that. We’re happy to be here […] [Read More]
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Calipari, Ryan meet media first at Final Four

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Kentucky coach John Calipari and Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan did a joint press conference this afternoon at AT&T Stadium. Among the highlights: When Wisconsin was pulling into AT&T Stadium today for its first practice coach Bo Ryan said: “One of the kids said on the drive in ‘so this is the road to the Final Four.’” […] [Read More]
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A look outside the AT&T Stadium.

Huskies, Final Four teams start first day at Jerry World

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  Greetings from AT&T Stadium where the UConn Huskies were the first team to practice this morning. The Huskies went from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in a closed practice. Florida, their opponent Saturday night, had the second session. UConn coach Kevin Ollie and Florida’s Billy Donovan will hold a joint press conference at 12:50 p.m. […] [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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Setting things up in Texas

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Greetings from the Lone Star state. Flew down this morning – ESPN’s Jay Bilas was on my flight from Charlotte to Dallas. He had plenty of room in first class. I sat next to a huge Tennessee men’s basketball fan in the economy sections. She said the UConn women won’t be getting in love in […] [Read More]
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10 reasons why UConn can win the national championship

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UConn play Florida at 6:09 p.m. Saturday at AT&T Stadium in the first game of the Final Four. Here’s a look at why the Huskies have a chance at their fourth national title: HEART – The roster is not loaded with blue chip recruits like Kentucky. The Huskies are not physically imposing upfront like Florida. […] [Read More]
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Video updates: UConn in Final Four

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