Shabazz Napier scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help Connecticut over Washington 61-53 on Saturday in the final nonconference game of the year for both teams.
The Huskies sure got a thrill from leaving with an unexpected rout and silencing a typically raucous crowd — and likely stealing away the No. 1 spot in the polls along with it.
Connecticut has given men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie a five-year contract extension.
Seven schools are leaving The Big East to form a new basketball conference.
Brendon Kay threw two touchdown passes to Travis Kelce, and caught one from the big tight end on a trick play as Cincinnati beat Connecticut 34-17 on Saturday.
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.
Wilson’s first interception of the season came in the third overtime Saturday and helped the Huskies upset No. 19 Louisville 23-20.
“What makes fans not want to watch women’s basketball is that some of the players can’t shoot and they miss layups, and that forces the game to slow down,” Auriemma said. “How do (we) help improve that? Lower the rim [from 10 feet].”
Jawan Jamison ran for 110 yards and Wayne Warren returned an interception 25 yards for a touchdown as No. 22 Rutgers suffocated Connecticut 19-3 Saturday.
Lyle McCombs has been arrested and accused of yelling, pushing and spitting at his girlfriend during an argument outside a residential hall.
Already off to their best start since the magical 2006 season — the year when Rutgers finished 11-2 and won the first bowl game in program history — the Scarlet Knights need this hot start to become credible again.
It marks the second straight season the Broncos (2-2), from the Mid-American Conference, have defeated Connecticut (2-2), from the Big East.
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.
Calhoun led the UConn program from obscurity to three national championships, but has struggled recently with health issues, including a fractured hip last month that has forced him to come to work on crutches.
Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma says he has no interest in returning as head coach of the United States national team for the 2016 Olympics.