Shabazz Napier can shoot, drive and dish, hit big shots, pick off passes, carry a team down the stretch of a game and a season. Sounds an awful lot like another recent UConn star: Kemba Walker.
“We motivated ourself with the sanctions,” guard Shabazz Napier said. “We were motivated with people doubting us and it worked out well.”
Hall of Famers Jim Calhoun and Geno Auriemma have won 11 national championships between them, and Ollie counts both among his friends and close advisers.
Friday night, Virginia meets Michigan State and Connecticut faces Iowa State in the East Regional semifinals.
Friday night at Pauley Pavilion was one of the better moments we’ve seen in recent memory in Westwood as UCLA stormed back from a late nine-point deficit.
Connecticut has given men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie a five-year contract extension.
Nearly 2.1 million people are registered to vote, with more than 100,000 citizens becoming new voters since early September.
Monday was the first time I took in a practice at Gampel Pavilion when Jim Calhoun wasn’t the head mens basketball coach at UConn.
Jim Calhoun left Connecticut the same way he coached it to three national titles — on his terms. The 70-year-old Hall of Famer announced his retirement at a 2 p.m. news conference on Thursday.
The Jim Calhoun era is over. Assistant Kevin Ollie will be the head coach for UConn during the upcoming season but wasn’t granted the three-year deal he desired, according to multiple sources.
Calhoun led the UConn program from obscurity to three national championships, but has struggled recently with health issues, including a fractured hip last month that has forced him to come to work on crutches.
Temple is now in prime position to challenge for yet another Atlantic 10 title after the Owls officially added Boston University big man Jake O’Brien as a transfer this past week.
Jim Calhoun’s hip fracture could be a factor at the start of his 41st season on the bench, but likely would not prevent him from a return to coaching, a prominent orthopedic surgeon said Monday.
UConn coach Jim Calhoun has undergone successful surgery to repair a left hip fracture from a bicycle accident.
By Jon Rothstein » More Columns Jim Calhoun has won three national championships and has a place in Basketball’s Hall of Fame. He’s a coaching deity whose built UConn into a national power and virtual factory […]