President Barack Obama has congratulated the Duke men’s and University of Connecticut women’s teams on winning the NCAA basketball championships.
The Hall of Famer reached 900 victories faster than any other college coach, men’s or women’s, when No. 2 UConn routed Cincinnati 96-36 on Tuesday night.
Little League star Mo’ne Davis says she’s “sad” that Connecticut received a secondary NCAA rules violation for coach Geno Auriemma’s congratulatory phone call to her during the Little League World Series.
Mo’ne isn’t in high school and under NCAA rules is not considered a prospective athlete. But UConn says it is investigating to determine if any violation occurred.
Nine schools offered Davis a scholarship, but he chose UConn to carry out his boyhood dream, a goal that was achieved by rolling up his sleeves and working hard.
President Barack Obama welcomed the school’s men’s and women’s basketball teams Monday for an event marking their NCAA championships. It’s only the second time a school has won both titles in the same year.
The parade is set to kick off at the state Capitol at 4 p.m. Sunday and wind its way through the downtown area before returning to the Capitol for a “victory rally.”
Connecticut basketball fans in Manhattan popped champagne, danced on the bar and threw confetti Saturday night, celebrating another trip to the national championship game.
“We motivated ourself with the sanctions,” guard Shabazz Napier said. “We were motivated with people doubting us and it worked out well.”
The last time Connecticut won college basketball’s national championship, the road to the title went through Madison Square Garden.
He is putting two undefeated teams, Connecticut and Notre Dame, in the April 9th final. He has Stanford and Louisville rounding out the Final Four.
Interim coach T.J. Weist took the red shirt off highly-touted freshman Tim Boyle Tuesday and announced that Boyle would start over Chandler Whitmer when the Huskies next play on Oct. 12 against South Florida (0-4).
The University of Connecticut men’s and women’s basketball teams will honor the victims of the Newtown, Conn., shooting massacre this week.
The 6-foot-4 freshman scored 21 points, grabbed five rebounds and had four steals Sunday as No. 2 Connecticut routed the College of Charleston 103-39 to win its 17th consecutive season opener.
Sophomore Jeremy Lamb declared for the NBA draft on Tuesday, and now freshman center Andre Drummond is doing the same, according to CBSSports.com