UConn may have a rough go to kick off their title defense. The Iowa Cyclones are not exactly slouches, having knocked off Big 12 behemoths Kansas, Baylor and Kansas State this year.
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.
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.
Jim Calhoun returned to the bench after more than a month of medical leave and coached Connecticut to a 74-65 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday.
St. John’s might only have seven scholarship players available this season but they’ll be adding one big addition in practice.
Getting embarrassed by No. 1 Syracuse last week angered Seton Hall seniors Jordan Theodore and Herb Pope so much they vowed to make the Pirates’ upcoming opponents pay.
Napier had 17 points and nine assists as No. 9 Connecticut beat St. John’s 83-69 on Saturday in a game coached by assistants for both teams.
Freshman Andre Drummond scored a season-high 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds as No. 9 Connecticut returned from final exams Sunday with a 77-40 win over Holy Cross
Shabazz Napier hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with a minute left in overtime and finished with 26 points, leading No. 4 Connecticut to a 78-76 victory
Napier took Calhoun’s words to heart, compiling 22 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds to lead No. 4 Connecticut to an 87-70 victory over the Eagles on Sunday.
Like we’ve seen with past UConn teams in Storrs, the overall talent level on the roster for this particular group of Huskies is staggering.
Kemba Walker scored 18 points Saturday night to help Connecticut keep its remarkable postseason run going with a
56-55 victory over Kentucky that placed the Huskies one win away from their third, and most improbable, NCAA title.
Kemba Walker had 33 points and 12 rebounds in another phenomenal performance and the No. 21 Huskies held off No. 11 Syracuse 76-71 in overtime Friday night in the Big East tournament semifinals.