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Shabazz Napier (L) and Ryan Boatright of the UConn Huskies react after a play against the Michigan State Spartans during the East Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Final Four: UConn Star Napier Trying To Shed Walker’s Shadow

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.

04/04/2014

Shabazz Napier #13 and the Connecticut Huskies celebrate with the trophy after defeating the Michigan State Spartans to win the East Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

UConn Players’ Loyalty After Postseason Ban Pays Off

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.

04/03/2014

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Bobcats Spoil Knicks’ Return To Madison Square Garden

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.

10/25/2013

A general view as the St. John's Red Storm play against the Pittsburgh Panthers during their first-round game of the 2012 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Keidel: Not So Big East — Once-Great Conference Will Soon Be A Carcass

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.

02/28/2013

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UConn Head Coach Calhoun Resting After Hip Surgery

UConn coach Jim Calhoun has undergone successful surgery to repair a left hip fracture from a bicycle accident.

08/06/2012

Shabazz Napier of UConn celebrates with his teammates after the Huskies defeated West Virginia. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

UConn Edges West Virginia In OT, Gets ‘Cuse In Big East Quarters

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.

03/07/2012

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Health Issue For UConn’s Jim Calhoun Rekindles Retirement Talk

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.

WFAN–03/06/2012

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Williams Scores 57, Nets Defeat Bobcats 104-101

Deron Williams set a Nets’ franchise record with 57 points as New Jersey defeated the Bobcats, 104-101 on Sunday night.

WFAN–03/04/2012

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Williams Leads Nets Past Bobcats 97-87

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.

WFAN–01/22/2012

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Carmelo Anthony: Knicks ‘Owe’ Bobcats For Embarrassment At MSG

The Bobcats are back in town. And this time, Anthony says the Knicks are ready to dish out some payback.

WFAN–01/09/2012

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UConn’s Herbst: Men’s Hoops Showing ‘Massive’ Academic Improvement

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.

WFAN–10/26/2011

Connecticut guard Kemba Walker, left, cries as teammate Alex Oriakhi, center, and Jeremy Lamb, right, look up as Walker's number is added to the school's honor wall during a pep rally in Storrs, Conn., Tuesday, April 5, 2011. Connecticut beat Butler 53-41 in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament championship game in Houston on Monday. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

UConn, Syracuse Tie For 1st In Big East Coaches’ Poll

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.

10/19/2011

Head coach Jim Calhoun of the Connecticut Huskies is interviewed by Jim Nantz after defeating the Butler Bulldogs to win the National Championship Game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament by a score of 53-41 at Reliant Stadium on April 4, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

UConn’s Jim Calhoun In No Rush To Mull Retirement

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.

WFAN–05/19/2011

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UConn Honored With Parade Through Hartford

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.

WFAN–04/17/2011

Kemba Walker #15 of the Connecticut Huskies celebrates after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats during the National Semifinal game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship at Reliant Stadium on April 2, 2011 in Houston, Texas.  (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Kemba Walker To Throw Yankees’ First Pitch Wednesday

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.

WFAN–04/13/2011

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