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February 13, 2013 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
KEVIN OLLIE is, if nothing else, a survivor. How else do you describe someone who, after starting his career in the CBA, spent all or part of 13 seasons in the NBA with 12 different teams? I mean, has anyone ever had more 10-day contracts? The Connecticut point guard spent more time with the Sixers (1999-2001, 2004-08) than any other franchise. So Philadelphia will always remain a large part of him. Especially the indelible run to the Finals with Allen Iverson. "My time there was special," Ollie recalled recently.
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November 8, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
If there is anyone who should have an idea of what Aaron McKie could mean to Temple as an assistant coach, it is Kevin Ollie. The coach of the defending NCAA champion Connecticut Huskies, Ollie played with McKie in the 76ers backcourt. When McKie retired and coached the Sixers guards from 2007 to 2013, before being let go, he became very close to Ollie. "I know he's going to be big-time," said Ollie, who retired from the NBA in 2010 and was named UConn's coach in 2012. "He helped me tremendously.
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December 31, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
The last time Connecticut and Northeastern played each other, UConn was undefeated, Jim Calhoun was coaching Northeastern, Reggie Lewis was playing and the Boston school won, 90-73. Last night, the Calhoun-coached UConn was undefeated and his opponent was Dave Leitao, a former UConn assistant and player under Calhoun at Northeastern. This time, No. 8 Connecticut dominated in an 88-70 victory in Hartford. "About everything I know about coaching comes from him," Leitao said.
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November 13, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
Connecticut (1-0) moved into the Associated Press Top 25 on Monday at No. 23 on the strength of its 66-62 win over Michigan State in Friday's Armed Services Classic played at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany. The Huskies hadn't been ranked since Jan. 23. They were picked to finish ninth in the Big East after Jim Calhoun retired in September and was replaced by Kevin Ollie, a former UConn point guard who had no head coaching experience. The Huskies lost two players to the NBA draft, and had three others transfer after the NCAA declared UConn academically ineligible for the 2013 postseason.
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January 1, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple coach Fran Dunphy recalled attending 76ers practices when Kevin Ollie was on the roster, and he took note of the way Ollie worked and how he conducted himself. "His level of professionalism was at the highest level," Dunphy said Tuesday. "I was not even a little bit surprised by his success after becoming a college basketball coach. " The pinnacle of that success took Ollie just two seasons as Connecticut's head coach to reach. The Huskies captured the national championship last year, defeating St. Joseph's and Villanova on their way to the title.
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April 4, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Maurice Watson Jr. has a three-part dream, his father said. Part 1 is to play in the NCAA tournament. Next is to play at a college basketball power. And third is to reach the NBA. Watson believes his decision Wednesday to transfer from Boston University will improve his chances of making that dream a reality. "I'm not saying he could not have reached that threshold playing at B.U.," said his father, Maurice Watson Sr. "But what I am saying is that the percentage is a little bit higher playing at a higher major school.
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September 15, 2012 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
To the early Big East list of coaching characters - Louie and Rollie, Big John and Sour Jim - one more was added. It was as if the Big East Conference realized it needed a crazy and fearless Boston Irishman to complete the cast. Jim Calhoun may have been the craziest. I'm looking at a typical game photo, Calhoun screaming at one of his guys, three inches away, mouth wide, eyebrows arched, all creased and craggy and explosive. (Soundtrack easily imagined). The player is standing expressionless, and a teammate is walking behind them, paying no mind.
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April 2, 2011 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
HOUSTON - Kevin Ollie retired last season after 13 years in the NBA, including three tours of duty with the 76ers. He then became an assistant coach at Connecticut and now finds himself in the Final Four in his rookie year. Nothing to it, right? "No, it's not that easy," Ollie said Friday in the UConn locker room. "But it's been great to come back home, to spend time with my friends and my family, to be under coach [Jim] Calhoun. I've got an even greater appreciation for him now for what he has to go through getting his team prepared, getting his coaches prepared with a game plan.
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September 13, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
UNIVERSITY OF Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun is expected to announce his retirement at a news conference Thursday, the school confirmed. Calhoun, who coached the Huskies to three national titles, will be replaced by assistant coach Kevin Ollie, sources said. Terms of Calhoun's exit and Ollie's deal were not finalized Wednesday. Calhoun, 70, won 873 games in 40 years as a head coach, first at Northeastern and the last 26 years at UConn, where he put four teams in the Final Four, winning national titles in 1999, 2004 and 2011.
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July 16, 2014 | BY TYLER TYNES, Daily News Staff Writer tynest@phillynews.com
WHEN THE BUZZER sounded and spectators and coaches moved bleachers to watch different prospects, Kevin Ollie, head coach of the national champion Connecticut Huskies was the most notable. He passed up handshakes with coaches from St. John's, sidestepped assistants from Valparaiso and scurried his way to his seat. The Derrick Jones show, on display at the Reebok Classic Breakout, was seconds from starting. But Ollie and other coaches, such as Michigan's John Beilein, Kentucky's John Calipari and Louisville's Rick Pitino, might not have seen the show they hoped for. Jones set his feet along the perimeter and rose to fire a shot in the third quarter.
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February 12, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Temple is playing its best basketball of the season and there is no doubt that a turning point came during a 55-53 win at then-No. 23 Connecticut on Jan. 5. Including that game, the Owls have won eight of their last 10. More important, that win came after Temple's worst performance of the season, a 77-50 drubbing by visiting Houston on Jan. 2. Temple now has a huge rematch with UConn in an American Athletic Conference game at 7 p.m. Thursday...
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January 7, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
HARTFORD, Conn. - Josh Brown drove the lane, and in one spinning move he lofted in a short floater with two seconds left. With that one shot it gave Temple redemption, a milestone win and a second victory on the road over a ranked opponent in the last three games. Brown's basket gave the Owls a 55-53 win over No. 23 Connecticut on Tuesday in an American Athletic Conference win at the XL Center. UConn's Sterling Gibbs fired an off-balance half-court shot at the buzzer that didn't come close and the Owls, one game after a 77-50 blitzing by visiting Houston, looked like a totally different team.
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January 1, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple coach Fran Dunphy recalled attending 76ers practices when Kevin Ollie was on the roster, and he took note of the way Ollie worked and how he conducted himself. "His level of professionalism was at the highest level," Dunphy said Tuesday. "I was not even a little bit surprised by his success after becoming a college basketball coach. " The pinnacle of that success took Ollie just two seasons as Connecticut's head coach to reach. The Huskies captured the national championship last year, defeating St. Joseph's and Villanova on their way to the title.
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November 8, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
If there is anyone who should have an idea of what Aaron McKie could mean to Temple as an assistant coach, it is Kevin Ollie. The coach of the defending NCAA champion Connecticut Huskies, Ollie played with McKie in the 76ers backcourt. When McKie retired and coached the Sixers guards from 2007 to 2013, before being let go, he became very close to Ollie. "I know he's going to be big-time," said Ollie, who retired from the NBA in 2010 and was named UConn's coach in 2012. "He helped me tremendously.
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July 16, 2014 | BY TYLER TYNES, Daily News Staff Writer tynest@phillynews.com
WHEN THE BUZZER sounded and spectators and coaches moved bleachers to watch different prospects, Kevin Ollie, head coach of the national champion Connecticut Huskies was the most notable. He passed up handshakes with coaches from St. John's, sidestepped assistants from Valparaiso and scurried his way to his seat. The Derrick Jones show, on display at the Reebok Classic Breakout, was seconds from starting. But Ollie and other coaches, such as Michigan's John Beilein, Kentucky's John Calipari and Louisville's Rick Pitino, might not have seen the show they hoped for. Jones set his feet along the perimeter and rose to fire a shot in the third quarter.
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April 9, 2014 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
ARLINGTON, Texas - On senior night, Kevin Ollie made a promise to the Connecticut fans. He would bring his team back in April with a banner. The Huskies promptly lost their next game at Louisville, 81-48. They lost to the Cardinals again in the American championship game. They never lost again. Starting with a survival game against Saint Joseph's on the first Thursday of the NCAA Tournament, the seventh-seeded Huskies kept playing better and showing different dimensions game to game, upsetting Villanova, Iowa State, Michigan State, Florida and, finally, last night at AT&T Stadium, mighty Kentucky, 60-54, to win the program's fourth national title, all since 1999.
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April 7, 2014 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
ARLINGTON, Texas - Florida has not lost since Dec. 2 when Connecticut beat the Gators. That would be 30 straight wins. UConn lost eight times this season, all to teams that are no longer playing. They were non-competitive in three losses to Louisville. Wisconsin beat the regular season and tournament champions of the Southeastern Conference (Florida again) and Atlantic Coast Conference (Virginia), the tournament champion of the Ohio Valley (Eastern Kentucky) and the regular-season champions of the Atlantic 10 (Saint Louis)
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April 4, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Maurice Watson Jr. has a three-part dream, his father said. Part 1 is to play in the NCAA tournament. Next is to play at a college basketball power. And third is to reach the NBA. Watson believes his decision Wednesday to transfer from Boston University will improve his chances of making that dream a reality. "I'm not saying he could not have reached that threshold playing at B.U.," said his father, Maurice Watson Sr. "But what I am saying is that the percentage is a little bit higher playing at a higher major school.
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March 24, 2014 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Columnist
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Their game was delayed, so to pass the time and take their mind off it for a few minutes, the Villanova players watched the end of Thursday's Saint Joseph's-Connecticut NCAA game in their locker room. "It was physical," Villanova big man Daniel Ochefu noted. There was no rooting. The game was on so it was a brief diversion. UConn ended up beating the Hawks in overtime. The Wildcats then took out Milwaukee, but it was less than artistic. In fact, Villanova managed to win comfortably despite missing its first 16 threes.
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March 23, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
BUFFALO - The numbers are there for all to see regarding Villanova, one of the most prolific three-point shooting teams in the country during the regular season but not the same in that specific skill since the regular season ended. After connecting on 36.4 percent of their attempts from beyond the three-point arc and sinking an average of 9.2 baskets from deep, the Wildcats have struggled along at 19.0 percent (8 of 42) and 4.0 threes in their two postseason games, including a 4-for-23 performance in Thursday night's 73-53 NCAA second-round victory over Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
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