UConn Men’s Basketball
The 42-year-old Ollie, who spent 13 years as an NBA journeyman before returning to his alma mater, has been linked to several NBA job openings since leading the Huskies to the 2014 NCAA championship.
Defending national champion UConn goes from playing with a chip on its shoulder to a target on its back.
In the end, Kevin Ollie wasn’t that interested in finding out just how green the grass is in the NBA.
Connecticut has received a verbal commitment from a 6-foot-10 forward, just as another officially transferred from the school.
The NCAA on Friday turned down the University of Connecticut’s request for a waiver that would allow its men’s basketball team to play in the 2013 national championship tournament.
Kemba Walker, the nation’s leading scorer, made a 15-foot jumper with 5 seconds left in overtime to lift No. 8 Connecticut to a 82-81 victory over No. 12 Texas on Saturday.
Kemba Walker scored 21 points and freshman Jeremy Lamb had 17 to lead Connecticut to a 103-57 exhibition win over Bridgeport on Sunday.