November 15, 2011 |
Shabazz Napier scored 21 points and No. 4 Connecticut extended Division I's longest winning streak to 13 games with a 78-66 victory over visiting Wagner last night. Jeremy Lamb added 20 points and seven rebounds for the Huskies (2-0), who have never lost a game at Gampel Pavilion during the months of November or December. Latif Rivers scored 11 points and Tyler Murray added 10, all in the first half, for Wagner (1-1). In other games * At Syracuse, Dion Waiters had 17 points, Kris Joseph and James Southerland each scored 15, and the No. 5 Orange (2-0)
February 23, 2013 |
Shabazz Napier scored 11 of his 27 points in overtime as Connecticut beat Cincinnati, 73-66, Thursday night in Hartford, Conn. DeAndre Daniels added 17 points and had four blocked shots for the Huskies (18-7, 8-5 Big East). The teams were tied at 55 before Napier hit two three-pointers as part of a 6-2 UConn run to open overtime and send Cincinnati (19-8, 7-7) to its fourth loss in five games. Illinois 64, Penn State 59 - The Nittany Lions remained winless in the Big Ten, losing to their hosts in Champaign.
April 4, 2014 |
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.
February 16, 2012 |
Jack Cooley scored 17 of his 22 points in the second half to lead No. 23 Notre Dame to a 71-53 win over Rutgers on Wednesday night in Big East action in South Bend, Ind. Cooley also had 18 rebounds for the Fighting Irish (18-8, 9-3), who won their seventh straight game. Jerian Grant added 11 points, Eric Atkins had 10 points and eight assists, and Pat Connaughton also scored 10. Notre Dame's last loss came at Rutgers on Jan. 16. The Scarlet Knights, meanwhile, have lost four in a row and six of seven.
February 22, 2013 |
SHABAZZ NAPIER put Connecticut on his back again, helping the Huskies to their fourth overtime win this season. Napier scored 11 of his 27 points in overtime as Connecticut beat visiting Cincinnati, 73-66, on Thursday night in Hartford, Conn. "I try to be the best leader for this team, and guys look for me to make shots," he said. "All I've got to do is see the ball go in the hoop one time, and I feel like I'm going to make the next one. " DeAndre Daniels added 17 points and tied a career high with four blocked shots for the Huskies (18-7, 8-5 Big East)
February 1, 2013 |
Jordair Jett matched his career best with 19 points as host St. Louis pressured No. 9 Butler into a season-worst 23 turnovers on the way to a 75-58 upset win Thursday night. Dwayne Evans added 15 points on 6-for-8 shooting and five rebounds for the Billikens (15-5, 4-2 Atlantic Ten), who fed off the sellout at Chaifetz Arena and led by double digits most of the game. St. Louis shot 50 percent. Rotnei Clarke had 17 points for Butler (17-4, 4-2) but also had five turnovers. Three of the Bulldogs' four losses have been by 15 or more points.
February 20, 2012 |
LATE FEBRUARY. Wells Fargo Center. Monday night. ESPN. Villanova-Connecticut. What could be better? Well, that was the idea when the schedule was made: an annual Big East contender and NCAA Tournament regular against the defending national champs. Reality intervened. In 2012, the Hartford Hawks have won twice as many games (eight) as the Connecticut Huskies. And Villanova has the second-worst overall record in the Big East. The UConn point guard is calling out his team.
February 22, 2014 |
Temple showed great improvement from its earlier meeting with Connecticut, but a poor offensive night contributed to the same outcome. The Owls shot just 19 for 56 (33.9 percent) from the field and committed 16 turnovers during a 68-55 loss to the No. 21 Huskies in an American Athletic Conference matchup Thursday night at the Liacouras Center. Coming off Sunday's 71-64 win over then-No. 23 SMU, Temple fell to 7-18, 2-11, while the Huskies are 21-5, 9-4. On Jan. 21, Temple lost at UConn, 90-66, but this time the Huskies had to work much harder on offense and shot 2 for 13 from beyond the arc. "We had a couple of opportunities, wide-open jump shots that just didn't go, and to win a game against this quality of opponent, you have to make shots, and we didn't do that," Temple coach Fran Dunphy said.
March 25, 2014 |
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Villanova did not get a single vote in the Associated Press preseason poll. The Wildcats rose all the way to No. 3 in the same poll. The team's reality was obviously far north of the preseason prediction, but south of No. 3. There are likely no NBA players on the roster. They were simply a group that played about as well as they could have against the schedule they had. They won the Battle 4 Atlantis, dominated the Big 5 as it had never been dominated and won the first regular-season championship in the new Big East.
April 1, 2014 |
NEW YORK - Connecticut was the school searching for a home when the conference musical chairs stopped last year. UConn was the school that could not play in the 2013 Big East or NCAA Tournaments because of low Academic Progress Rate scores. This UConn team lost three times to defending champion Louisville by a combined 55 points - 12 at home, 33 in the regular-season finale at Louisville and 10 in the American championship game in Memphis when the 'Ville led by 21 before easing up late.