Kevin Ollie

Head coach Kevin Ollie of the Connecticut Huskies cuts down the net after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Five Things: UConn’s Defense, Foul Shooting Fuel Championship

Last night, the Huskies cut down the nets in Dallas after beating Kentucky 60-54 to win the school’s fourth national championship. Consider that Kentucky needed four straight late escapes to reach the final and you get a sense for what kind of Tournament this was.

04/08/2014

UConn Huskies guard Shabazz Napier celebrates after beating the Kentucky Wildcats in the 2013-14 NCAA title game. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Roxbury’s Shabazz Napier Brings It Home For UConn

Shabazz Napier walked slowly through the hallway of the stadium — the tears still drying, the twine from the cut-down net still hanging around his neck.

04/08/2014

(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Mazz: ‘I Hope UConn Gets Smoked By Kentucky’

We knew Tony Massarotti is not a fan of the state of Connecticut, but apparently that extends to their college basketball programs as well — especially their women’s team.

98.5 The Sports Hub–04/07/2014

(Photos by Ronald Martinez and Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Joe Sullivan On NCAA Tournament: ‘We Can’t Underestimate UConn Anymore’

Joe Sullivan of the Boston Globe has been covering the NCAA tournament and he came on Toucher and Rich Monday morning to talk about the job of Connecticut coach Kevin Ollie and how UConn, led by Roxbury native Shabazz Napier, defied all odds to make the championship game.

98.5 The Sports Hub–04/07/2014

Shabazz Napier #13 and the Connecticut Huskies celebrate with the trophy after defeating the Michigan State Spartans to win the East Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

UConn Players’ Loyalty After Postseason Ban Pays Off

The Huskies were punished for the mistakes made by players over the four previous years. While five players left the program, others remained loyal to UConn.

04/03/2014

Joe Harris #12 and London Perrantes #23 of the Virginia Cavaliers. (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Madison Square Garden Still The Mecca For Young Ballers

Wilt had some unbelievable games here. Ali and Frazier fought here. The players who will take the court at Madison Square Garden this weekend, though, don’t remember any of that. And yet they still regard the Garden as the World’s Most Famous Arena.

03/28/2014

Jim Calhoun, UConn men's basketball coach (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

AP Source: UConn Coach Jim Calhoun Retiring

Assistant coach Kevin Ollie was expected to replace Calhoun, the person who spoke to the AP said. The school scheduled a 2 p.m. news conference “to address the future of the men’s basketball program.”

09/12/2012

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