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  1. Comparing Shabazz Napier’s 2014 title run to Kemba Walker’s 2011 title run

    Apr 8, 2014, 12:36 AM EDT

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    Comparing the 2014 title run of Shabazz Napier to the 2011 title run of Kemba Walker.

  2. Kevin Ollie embraces emotional Shabazz Napier while watching One Shining Moment (VIDEO)

    Apr 7, 2014, 11:57 PM EDT

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    Kevin Ollie and his UConn Huskies watch One Shining Moment on the AT&T Stadium jumbotron.

  3. Badger forward Zach Bohannon takes a selfie with all four Final Four coaches

    Apr 5, 2014, 10:36 AM EDT

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    Acting on a dare, Zach Bohannon undergoes this Herculean task.

  4. Family, pride in what’s been built keep UConn on solid ground

    Apr 4, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT

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    Less than two years ago the future was uncertain for UConn basketball. But faith and pride in what’s been built has resulted in the program rebounding and reaching the Final Four.

  5. American Tournament: Role players help No. 21 UConn hold off No. 13 Cincinnati

    Mar 15, 2014, 12:27 AM EDT

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    No. 21 UConn advances to the American Athletic Conference title game, and they’ve got their role players to thank for it.

  6. No. 11 Cincinnati’s loss to UConn shows it needs more offensive variety

    Mar 1, 2014, 2:53 PM EDT

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    The No. 11 Cincinnati Bearcats are one of the toughest teams in the country. Nobody will dispute that Mick Cronin’s team can rebound and defend with the best of them. But does Cincinnati have enough scoring and variety on offense to be a major factor in March? After Saturday’s 51-45 road loss to UConn, Cincinnati…

  7. UConn will need to be better as games get tougher

    Feb 26, 2014, 9:42 PM EDT

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    “I definitely enjoy it. I kinda hate playing against teams we’re just going to demolish. I really do. I think I play bad in those games because I don’t even want to play. But I understand that these games right here are much-needed and I think we did what we had to do to win…

  8. Second-half offensive execution does in No. 22 UConn in Cincinnati

    Feb 6, 2014, 9:54 PM EDT

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    No. 22 UConn entered Thursday’s game at No. 7 Cincinnati shorthanded, with junior forward and second-leading scorer and rebounder DeAndre Daniels ruled out due to a case of back spasms. Without Daniels, and with the Bearcats among the nation’s best when it comes to offensive rebounding, at first glance it seemed as if rebounding would…

  9. Report: High ankle sprain sidelines UConn’s DeAndre Daniels for tonight’s game

    Jan 30, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

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    Two games after putting together his best performance of the season, scoring 31 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in a win over Temple, UConn junior forward DeAndre Daniels will miss the Huskies’ game against Houston on Thursday night due to a sprained ankle. The news was first reported by Andrew Catalon of CBS Sports. Daniels…

  10. Kevin Ollie ejected, stalks referees (VIDEO)

    Jan 18, 2014, 11:41 PM EDT

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    Kevin Ollie got ejected in UConn’s loss to No. 18 Louisville on Saturday night, and while it’s hard to justify a coach getting tossed in a game that his team still has a chance to win, it’s hard to criticize Ollie for being upset about the call. I just don’t see a way that Blackshear…

  11. After getting drubbed by Houston, is UConn a flawed basketball team?

    Jan 2, 2014, 10:50 AM EDT

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    It would be easy to look at UConn’s loss to Houston at Hofheinz Pavilion on Tuesday and write it off as the Huskies having a bad night. It was a late tip on New Year’s Eve way out in Houston in an arena that may not have held enough people to fill my old 600-seat…

  12. New Year’s Resolutions: Connecticut Huskies

    Dec 25, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Over the course of the holiday week, we at College Basketball Talk will be detailing what we believe will be the New Year’s Resolutions of some of the nation’s most talented, most disappointing, and thoroughly enigmatic teams. What can we say, we’re in a giving mood. Who else made Resolutions? Click here to find out.…

  13. UConn redshirt Rodney Purvis to miss time after torn labrum

    Dec 16, 2013, 5:35 PM EDT

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    Rodney Purvis was a McDonald’s All-American that stayed in-state to play at North Carolina State, but the 6-foot-4 Raleigh, NC native opted to transfer after his freshman season to UConn. Purvis must sit out this season, per NCAA transfer rules, but he’ll have three seasons of eligibility left beginning with his redshirt sophomore season next…

  14. UConn lands 2015 commitment from scoring guard

    Nov 25, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

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    The Connecticut Huskies are on the board in the 2015 class as head coach Kevin Ollie received a commitment from 6-foot-4 scoring guard Prince Ali from Sagemont Upper School in Weston, Florida. Ali is regarded as a four-star prospect according to Rivals and he comes in as the No. 75 prospect in the 2015 national…

  15. Team Geno beats Team Kevin in UConn’s coed “First Night” scrimmage

    Oct 19, 2013, 8:56 PM EDT

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    UConn has been a powerhouse in both men’s and women’s college basketball for decades now. Both teams enjoy massive popularity in Storrs, but they have sometimes rumored to be at odds with one another – especially when Jim Calhoun and Geno Auriemma were vying for the spotlight at the same time. Under Kevin Ollie, however,…

  16. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 16 UConn Huskies

    Oct 11, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our…

  17. Kevin Ollie on playing games in Bridgeport: ‘It’s about more than basketball’

    Oct 8, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT

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    Throughout much of this past summer, officials at the University of Connecticut and at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport have been in talks of bringing both Connecticut men’s and women’s basketball to the city. On Monday morning, a press conference was held at the WBA to announce that a partnership had officially been made…

  18. UConn hosting “Heart Of A Champion: A Tribute To Jim Calhoun” Sunday evening

    Sep 22, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

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    Jim Calhoun, the coach who transformed Connecticut basketball from a decent program in New England to a true national power from 1986 – 2012, will be honored this evening. Prior to Calhoun’s coming to Connecticut, the school had reached just two NCAA Tournaments since 1967, and were hardly contenders from a national perspective. In his…

  19. UConn PG Shabazz Napier considered transferring following Jim Calhoun’s retirement

    Sep 13, 2013, 12:35 PM EDT

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    Last September former UConn head coach Jim Calhoun announced his decision to retire, handing over a program he built into one of the nation’s best over to Kevin Ollie. And starting point guard Shabazz Napier was none too thrilled with the move, as the man he regarded as a “father figure” would no longer be…

  20. Late Night Snacks: Kevin Ollie keeps Connecticut moving with first Big East win

    Jan 9, 2013, 1:29 AM EDT

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    Game of the Day Brown 75, Niagara 74 (OT) Brown’s Matt Sullivan scored five of his 20 points in the final 1:30 of regulation to help erase a six-point Niagara lead, tie the game at 62, and force overtime. In the extra period, Brown worked from behind to take the lead and seal the game…

  21. Connecticut reportedly signs coach Kevin Ollie to multi-year extension

    Dec 29, 2012, 3:10 PM EDT

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    Connecticut has signed head coach Kevin Ollie to a five-year extension after he guided the Huskies to a 9-2 record to begin the 2012-13 season, Andy Katz of ESPN.com is reporting. Ollie took over as the head of the Connecticut program after longtime coach Jim Calhoun retired in September and he was granted a seven-month…

  22. New coach Kevin Ollie is Connecticut’s Optimist-in-Chief during the program’s trying times

    Oct 23, 2012, 3:13 PM EDT

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    NEW YORK, N.Y.—When Connecticut guard Ryan Boatright received a text from teammate DeAndre Daniels telling him that the longtime coach of their program, Jim Calhoun, had decided to retire, Boatright was in disbelief. “I thought he was kidding. We were just shocked,” Boatright recalled to NBCSports.com at Big East media day. “Since he hurt his…

  23. Kevin Ollie has support from Jim Calhoun, why not all of UConn?

    Oct 19, 2012, 9:19 PM EDT

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    Friday afternoon, Andy Katz of ESPN was on the Connecticut campus to watch Kevin Ollie in his first year as the head coach of the Huskies. As Katz reported, Jim Calhoun sat off to the side, offering support for the Ollie and UConn. “I just think it’s good to be here and talk to Kevin…

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