College basketball’s elite rivalry will bring out the best in North Carolina for the first 20 minutes, but we can’t see Roy Williams’ team staying close with the Blue Devils for an entire game.
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.
Shabazz Napier scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help Connecticut over Washington 61-53 on Saturday in the final nonconference game of the year for both teams.
Connecticut has given men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie a five-year contract extension.
A year ago, Markel Starks was a standstill shooter. Now? He’s a legitimate point guard.
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.
Texas coach Rick Barnes doesn’t have a go-to guy like he did last year with J’Covan Brown but he’s absolutely thrilled with what he’s seen from his team so far this fall.
Kevin Ollie is one of the best people I’ve ever met in my life. He’s genuine, considerate, and extremely capable — but he doesn’t have an easy situation in front of him.
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.
Some may call it odd. Others may call it peculiar. Brown will tell you it’s just about being happy again.
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