Ryan Boatright

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

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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

Ryan Boatright #11 of the Connecticut Huskies calls a play against the Villanova Wildcats during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. (credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Connecticut Guard Ryan Boatright

On Friday, after Iowa State had cut a 17-point deficit to four with two minutes left, Boatright made what his coach called the play of the game.

04/01/2014

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Rothstein: What To Watch This Weekend In College Hoops; Big East’s Best Backcourt & Other Notes

The hottest team in the Big East will travel to the Queen City to take on pound for pound the toughest team in college basketball.

02/15/2013

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Rothstein: Butler, UNC And 5 Questions Heading Into Busy Night In College Hoops

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.

02/13/2013

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Rothstein Files: Five Observations From UConn

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.

10/16/2012

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Rothstein: Calhoun Era Over, But Obstacles Remain In Ollie’s Way

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.

09/13/2012

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Rothstein Files: Calhoun Facing Uncharted Territory At UConn

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 […]

07/02/2012

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

Worrel Clahar of DePaul attempts a shot against Alex Oriakhi of UConn. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

UConn Breezes Past DePaul In Big East Tournament Opener

Jeremy Lamb scored 25 points and Ryan Boatright added 19 to lead Connecticut to an 81-67 victory over DePaul on Tuesday in the opening round of the Big East Tournament.

03/06/2012

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UConn Beats Seton Hall 69-46

Ryan Boatright scored 19 points, Jeremy Lamb had 17 and the Huskies beat Seton Hall 69-46 on Saturday in their first game since the school announced Calhoun was taking an indefinite leave of absence.

WFAN–02/04/2012

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Boatright’s Attorney Blasts NCAA, Mother Considers Legal Action

Boatright played Sunday in the 24th-ranked Huskies’ 50-48 loss to Notre Dame after the NCAA said it would it take no further action, despite finding that he and his mother had accepted more than $8,000 in impermissible benefits.

WFAN–01/29/2012

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Notre Dame Upsets UConn 50-48

Notre Dame continued its impressive run through the Big East, beating another ranked opponent and sending No. 24 Connecticut to its third straight loss.

WFAN–01/29/2012

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UConn’s Boatright Cleared To Play

Connecticut guard Ryan Boatright has been cleared to return to action after a second NCAA investigation this season into his eligibility.

WFAN–01/28/2012

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrates during their 69-62 win over the Louisville Cardinals at Rupp Arena. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook

Some people told me I was crazy when I made that statement prior to Kentucky’s win over Louisville on Saturday but when you watch “MKG” play, it’s tough not to see why he’s more valuable than anyone else in college basketball.

WFAN–01/02/2012

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