Defending national champion UConn goes from playing with a chip on its shoulder to a target on its back.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
Notre Dame continued its impressive run through the Big East, beating another ranked opponent and sending No. 24 Connecticut to its third straight loss.
Connecticut guard Ryan Boatright has been cleared to return to action after a second NCAA investigation this season into his eligibility.
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.