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.
The Huskies were punished for the mistakes made by players over the four previous years. While five players left the program, others remained loyal to UConn.
Kemba Walker scored 18 points and made the tiebreaking basket with 1:31 remaining as the Charlotte Bobcats escaped with an 85-83 preseason win over the Knicks 85-83 on Friday night.
Soon the Big East will be a carcass, an empty vessel inside which will grow the weeds of recollections, snapshots and video tape. Some things evolve, other devolve.
UConn coach Jim Calhoun has undergone successful surgery to repair a left hip fracture from a bicycle accident.
Shabazz Napier scored 26 points and Jeremy Lamb added 22 to lead Connecticut to its 12th straight postseason win, 71-67, in overtime over West Virginia on Wednesday in the second round of the Big East Tournament.
The 69-year-old Hall-of-Famer, a self-described gym rat, is back from a month-long medical leave that had many questioning whether he would ever coach again.
Deron Williams set a Nets’ franchise record with 57 points as New Jersey defeated the Bobcats, 104-101 on Sunday night.
Deron Williams came close to a triple double on Sunday night. He had 19 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists to lead the New Jersey Nets to a 97-87 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.
The Bobcats are back in town. And this time, Anthony says the Knicks are ready to dish out some payback.
UConn’s president says the school has turned the corner when it comes to the academic performance of its men’s basketball team, and has a plan in place to ensure better results in the future.
A year ago Connecticut was 10th in the Big East coaches’ preseason poll. Six months later the Huskies had national championship No. 3. On Wednesday, they were tied for first place in the coaches’ voting for 2011-12 with Syracuse.
Since Jim Calhoun won his third national championship six weeks ago there have been parades, dinners, awards and a visit to the White House. One thing that hasn’t crossed his busy schedule is time to think about retirement. And he’s glad about that.
Connecticut basketball fans lined up four and five deep at spots Sunday to catch a glimpse of UConn’s men’s basketball team as they paraded through downtown to celebrate the program’s third national title.
UConn star Kemba Walker says he’s a little nervous about appearing at Yankee Stadium. He’s been asked to throw out the first pitch before Wednesday night’s game between the Yankees and Baltimore Orioles.