Kevin Ollie

UConn’s Ryan Boatright, left, celebrates after defeating  Michigan State 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)

Defending Champion UConn Ready To Go From Hunters To Hunted

Defending national champion UConn goes from playing with a chip on its shoulder to a target on its back.

10/29/2014

Head coach Kevin Ollie of the Connecticut Huskies cuts down the net after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Report: Kevin Ollie Agrees To $3 Million Annually To Stay At UConn

In the end, Kevin Ollie wasn’t that interested in finding out just how green the grass is in the NBA.

05/19/2014

Derek Fisher (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Time For Phil Jackson’s Plan B — And It Better Be Good

What, you thought this was going to be easy? C’mon, it’s the Knicks!

05/16/2014

Steve Kerr with former Nets coach Lawrence Frank (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Too Early To Anoint Kerr — Or Anyone Else — As Knicks Coach

The worst thing Phil Jackson can do is repeat the Mike Woodson hiring process. Steve Kerr might very well end up being the best guy for the job, but let’s look at all the options first.

04/25/2014

Head coach Kevin Ollie of the Connecticut Huskies cuts down the net after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Five Things: UConn’s Defense, Foul Shooting Fuel Championship

What kid of tournament was this? Unpredictable and exciting from start to finish. Just look at the UConn Huskies.

04/08/2014

UConn's Shabazz Napier celebrates on the court after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA championship game on April 7, 2014. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Shabazz Napier Earns Spot Among UConn Greats With 2nd NCAA Title

Napier turned in one final masterpiece as a college player Monday night, lifting the Huskies to a 60-54 win over Kentucky and bringing home a championship hardly anyone not wearing a UConn uniform thought was possible.

04/08/2014

Kentucky's Aaron Harrison (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images), UConn's Shabazz Napier (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

UConn, Kentucky Ready To Battle It Out In Improbable NCAA Title Game

Neither was around in last year’s tourney — Connecticut because of a tournament ban over academic issues; Kentucky because it didn’t make the field. And neither looked like title contenders at times this season.

04/07/2014

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

Shabazz Napier #13 of the Connecticut Huskies cuts down the net 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. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

UConn Guard Shabazz Napier: ‘We Motivated Ourself With The Sanctions’

“We motivated ourself with the sanctions,” guard Shabazz Napier said. “We were motivated with people doubting us and it worked out well.”

04/03/2014

Former Connecticut Huskies head coach Jim Calhoun hugs head coach Kevin Ollie of the Connecticut Huskies after they defeated 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. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

UConn’s Jim Calhoun, Geno Auriemma Are There For Kevin Ollie

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.

04/01/2014

UConn's Amida Brimah (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

NCAA Tournament Down To Final 4: UConn, Florida, Wisconsin, Kentucky

Unlike the past few years, there will be no upstarts or Cinderella in the Final Four. These are the big boys all right, but each one has a big chip on their shoulders.

03/31/2014

Amida Brimah #35, DeAndre Daniels #2 and Ryan Boatright #11 of the Connecticut Huskies celebrate after defeating the Iowa State Cyclones during the regional semifinal of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 28, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

UConn Fans Feeling Confident Ahead Of Elite Eight Showdown Vs. Michigan State

The last time Connecticut won college basketball’s national championship, the road to the title went through Madison Square Garden.

03/30/2014

Joe Harris #12 and London Perrantes #23 of the Virginia Cavaliers. (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Madison Square Garden Still The Mecca For Young Ballers

Wilt had some unbelievable games here. Ali and Frazier fought here. The players who will take the court at Madison Square Garden this weekend, though, don’t remember any of that. And yet they still regard the Garden as the World’s Most Famous Arena.

03/28/2014

FILE - Madison Square Garden (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NCAA Tournament Back At Madison Square Garden

Friday night, Virginia meets Michigan State and Connecticut faces Iowa State in the East Regional semifinals.

03/28/2014

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