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Shabazz Napier

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  • NCAA Final Four: UConn shows heart the size of Texas

    NCAA Final Four: UConn shows heart the size of Texas
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- On the grandest stage of all, the Connecticut men's basketball team grabbed the spotlight and sent an emphatic message to the rest of the country. The program left for dead in the wake of conference realignment isn't just alive, it's...
  • Dog or 'Cats? NCAA tournament offers a surprise final

    Dog or 'Cats? NCAA tournament offers a surprise final
    ARLINGTON, Texas — Well everyone had it wrong — you, me, the postman and the NCAA selection committee. All that teeth-gnashing over tournament seeding has produced an NCAA championship game between a No. 7 and No. 8. Let's hear it for a...
  • Kobe Bryant's pick, Kentucky, will face Connecticut in NCAA final

    Kobe Bryant's pick, Kentucky, will face Connecticut in NCAA final
    The Kentucky Wildcats, eighth seed, advanced to the NCAA tournament's final with a 74-73 win over the No. 2 seed Wisconsin Badgers on an Aaron Harrison game-winning three-pointer with 5.7 seconds left on the clock. Earlier in the day, Coach Kevin Ollie'...
  • NCAA Final Four: Florida fails to find an answer for UConn

    NCAA Final Four: Florida fails to find an answer for UConn
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- During the last four months, the Florida Gators always found an answer, an extra gear, a hero to carry them to one victory after another one. But after 30 consecutive wins and a magical run the Final Four, the Gators searched in vain...
  • NCAA Final Four story lines go beyond compelling matchups

    NCAA Final Four story lines go beyond compelling matchups
    ARLINGTON, Texas — The Final Four has grown so large they had to move it from Planet Earth to Jerry World. It actually makes sense a stadium nicknamed "The Billion Dollar Play Pen" should host college basketball's billion-dollar end games. It...
  • Shabazz Napier follows Kemba Walker in Connecticut's great lineage

    Shabazz Napier follows Kemba Walker in Connecticut's great lineage
    The mere mention of the name brings a smile to Shabazz Napier's face. Kemba Walker, he says, is his big brother and basketball mentor. During their lone season as teammates at Connecticut, Napier shadowed Walker and took mental notes on an array of...
  • Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky a tall order on the court and off the cuff

    Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky a tall order on the court and off the cuff
    The big man talks to himself. Cuss words. Which can be a problem in the team huddle. "I always put the towel over my mouth in timeouts," he says. If Frank Kaminsky has an unusual method of self-motivation during games, count that as one of his many...
  • UCLA's Kyle Anderson named third-team All-American

    UCLA's Kyle Anderson named third-team All-American
    UCLA’s Kyle Anderson was named third-team All-American by the Associated Press. Anderson, a sophomore, averaged 14.9 points, 8.8 rebounds and 6.6 assists this season. He helped the Bruins reach the South Regional semifinals, where they lost top-...
  • UConn upends Michigan State in East Regional final

    UConn upends Michigan State in East Regional final
    NEW YORK -- Shabazz Napier owed UConn. He could have transferred when academic sanctions barred the Huskies from the NCAA tournament his junior season. But the guard wanted to pay back the school for the joy of a national title his freshman year, and...
  • NCAA previews: Connecticut vs. Michigan State; Michigan vs. Kentucky

    NCAA previews: Connecticut vs. Michigan State; Michigan vs. Kentucky
    SUNDAY'S EAST REGIONAL FINAL At Madison Square Garden, New York NO. 7 CONNECTICUT (29-8) VS. NO. 4 MICHIGAN STATE (29-8) When: 11:20 a.m. PDT. TV: Channel 2. UPDATE: Branden Dawson is perhaps the best barometer for Michigan State, which is 15-0...
  • Connecticut advances to Elite Eight with victory over Iowa State

    Connecticut advances to Elite Eight with victory over Iowa State
    NEW YORK -- DeAndre Daniels scored 19 of his 27 points in the second half to help Connecticut hold off Iowa State, 81-76, on Friday to reach the East Regional final a year after the Huskies were barred from the NCAA tournament. Daniels hit six...