N.C. State 69, UConn 65

NEW Y ORK — The first 20 minutes on the world’s grandest basketball stage belonged to Shabazz Napier. Unfortunately for UConn, the final 20 — and a hard-fought 69-65 victory in Tuesday night’s Jimmy V

Halftime: N.C. State, 32, UConn 31

NEW Y ORK — Shabazz Napier scored 15 points in the first half — including 10 in the first five minutes — to pace UConn Tuesday night versus N.C. State. The Huskies (6-1) led for most of the first

Live updates: UConn vs. No. 25 N.C. State

WHEN: Today, 9 p.m. WHERE: Madison Square Garden WHAT: Jimmy V Classic RECORDS: N.C. State 4-2, UConn 6-1 ON THE AIR: ESPN (Dan Shulman, Bob Knight, Dick Vitale, Andy Katz) EVANS A GO: Redshirt senior

Gameday: UConn vs. No. 25 N.C. State

Some pregame notes for UConn’s clash with No. 25 N.C. State. EVANS A GO: Redshirt senior guard R.J. Evans, who gave the Huskies six points per game and immeasurable leadership before suffering a

Video: Jimmy Valvano’s 1993 ESPY Speech

On the afternoon of the Jimmy V Classic, it’s only appropriate to link a clip of Jim Valvano at the 1993 ESPYs, quite possibly my favorite sports speech of all-time. I know you’ll see it on TV

Gameday: UConn vs. No. 25 N.C. State

WHEN: Today, 9 WHERE: Madison Square Garden WHAT: Jimmy V Classic RECORDS: N.C. State 4-2, UConn 6-1 ON THE AIR: ESPN (Dan Shulman, Bob Knight, Dick Vitale, Andy Katz) UP NEXT: Friday vs. Harvard, 7,

The ConnCast: Realignment, UConn hoops, Ollie-isms

November came and went with no ConnCast, but we wade sure December wouldn’t pass by, too. After a month off, co-host Chris Brodeur and I had plenty of ground to cover. We talk conference realignment,

AP Report: Calhoun reveals he had cancer surgery in May

Former UConn basketball coach Jim Calhoun had surgery in May to remove an apparent cancerous growth from his lungs, according to an Associated Press report. “It was cancer-related, yes,” he told The