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The Hartford CourantAs everyone at Gampel Pavilion watched a video tribute to a team that, on paper, had little to play for and instead gave and gave each game as if it had everything in the world to play for, Shabazz Napier began to feel the shiver of emotions. As...
The Hartford CourantCINCINNATI — This was a UConn team held together by duct tape, bandages and lots and lots of heart. If any UConn fan wants to stop here, wants to chalk up this game without Shabazz Napier as proof positive that these Huskies always play with...
The Hartford CourantSTORRS — It was a night, a crazy, nutty, heart-pounding night, when we found out again how good Otto Porter Jr. is. It also was a night, a crazy, nutty, heart-pounding, double-overtime night, when we found out how good DeAndre Daniels can be....
The Hartford CourantThere is a certain, unmistakable joy that Shabazz Napier has brought to this UConn basketball season. During what could have been a dour year when the Huskies play for nothing more tangible than a strong regular season record, Napier has played as if...
The Hartford CourantA day after the Boston Marathon bombings, Shabazz Napier was looking into a WTNH camera and talking eloquently, soulfully about the pain of his hometown. It was then that Napier paused for a moment and said, "I always tell my close friends that the one...
The Hartford CourantSomething good was going to happen for those two UConn guards. The 15,165 fans knew it. Shabazz Napier knew it. Heck, Jay Wright knew it. "Those two guards are two of the best in the country," the Villanova coach said after his Wildcats had throttled...
The Hartford Courant— If only it were as easy as one team bus getting stuck in the snow Saturday night. If only it were as easy as some of the boys vainly trying to push the bus free. If only it were as easy as getting a second bus and a long five-hour, 15-minute ride....
The Hartford CourantThere was a Boat Show, but he swears that on the play of the night there was no showboat. Nearly nine minutes into the second half of UConn's 99-78 Big East rout of DePaul Tuesday night, R.J. Evans stole the ball from Durrell McDonald. He fed it ahead to...
The Hartford CourantThe officials blew it at the start of overtime. They met and discussed it. They still got it wrong. Afterward, they admitted it. No argument. The real argument after Kevin Ollie's Big East coaching opener is whether UConn had blown the game at the end...
The Hartford CourantFlush with a most fruitful victory over a ranked team on the road, Kevin Ollie, that noted farmer out of South Central Los Angeles, was talking about reaping what is sown. "Tyler Olander was wonderful," Ollie said after UConn had knocked off No. 17...
The Hartford CourantThis was not the cheerleader Kevin Ollie of his first few months on the job. This was not the Ollie of Ollie-isms. There was no talk of stairs and escalators on this day. There was no talk about a time to seed and a time to harvest. Ollie was terse....
The Hartford CourantWhen UConn began a national search for a new athletic director last January, President Susan Herbst used two words when asked what qualities she was looking for in that person. "Strong," Herbst said. "Smart." Last February when UConn hired Warde...
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