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UConn Ready For Home Cooking Against Iowa State In Sweet 16

The Huskies are back at MSG, where they won seven Big East tourney titles. But head coach Kevin Ollie warned that being the local favorite doesn’t guarantee anything.

03/28/2014

Josh Hart #3 of the Villanova Wildcats drives to the basket as DeAndre Daniels #2 of the Connecticut Huskies defends during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the First Niagara Center on March 22, 2014 in Buffalo, New York.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Napier Leads UConn In 77-65 Win Over Villanova

Shabazz Napier scored 25 points in leading Connecticut to a 77-65 win over second-seeded Villanova in the third round of the NCAA tournament Saturday night.

03/23/2014

Shabazz Napier #13 of the Connecticut Huskies goes to the basket as DeAndre Bembry #43 and Ronald Roberts, Jr. #13 of the Saint Joseph's Hawks defend during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the First Niagara Center on March 20, 2014 in Buffalo, New York.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

UConn Outlasts St. Joseph’s In 89-81 OT Win

Shabazz Napier shook off a miss at the second-half buzzer to score nine of his 24 points in overtime and lead seventh-seeded Connecticut to a 89-81 win over Saint Joseph’s in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday.

03/20/2014

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Rising Star: UConn Forward DeAndre Daniels

Among his fellow Connecticut Huskies, he ranks second in scoring, rebounding, and blocks. Playing alongside Shabazz Napier, he can go unnoticed.

03/18/2014

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Rothstein: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook; Shabazz, Indiana & More

I said after I saw UConn practice in October that Napier was the best guard in college basketball. And after the first few weeks of the season, it’s hard to waver from that proclamation.

11/25/2013

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UConn Beats Boston University 77-60 In 2K Sports Classic

UConn won despite getting just 20 points from its bench, which came in averaging more than 36 points this season.

11/17/2013

Shabazz Napier (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook; UConn, UCLA & More

The Huskies showed signs of brilliance in Friday night’s 78-77 win over Maryland at the Barclays Center, and even though they only beat the Terps by a single point, there was more than enough reasons to believe that Kevin Ollie’s squad will be a top 15-20 team all season.

11/11/2013

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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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Napier Leads UConn Over South Florida 69-64 In OT

Shabazz Napier scored 24 points and hit three 3-pointers in overtime, leading Connecticut to a 69-64 win over South Florida.

02/03/2013

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UConn Snaps Two-Game Losing Streak, Beats Rutgers 66-54

UConn hasn’t lost at home to Rutgers in 36 years, and is 18-2 against the Scarlet Knights in Big East play.

01/27/2013

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Napier, UConn Beat No. 17 Notre Dame 65-58

Shabazz Napier scored 19 points, and Connecticut ended the game with a 7-0 run to beat No. 17 Notre Dame 65-58 Saturday.

01/12/2013

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UConn Rallies Past Stony Brook 73-62

No. 21 Connecticut rally for a 73-62 victory over Stony Brook on Sunday. Shabazz Napier had 15 of his 19 points in the second half for UConn.

11/25/2012

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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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26 Years And Three NCAA Titles Later, UConn Coach Jim Calhoun Retires

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.

09/13/2012

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