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Joe D’s Notebook

Kentucky 54 v UConn 60

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK 2014 Championship Edition

The first visit to the Lone Star State was a Texas Mis-Step. The losses to Houston and SMU in the first week of conference play . But in April, on college basketball’s biggest stage, it was a Texas Two Step that resulted in a Big Dance that will last a lifetime as the UConn men won an improbable fourth National Championship.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–04/09/2014

UConn 63 v Florida 53

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK April 7th, 2014

Hours away from the last game of the college basketball season and for the fourth time, it will involve the UConn Huskies. Tonight at AT&T Stadium,it’s UConn and Kentucky for the National Championship in a scenario that seemed totally unlikely for either team four weeks ago.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–04/07/2014

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK

ARLINGTON,TX 4/6/14- And now there are two. And one of them is UConn. Unbelievable…or not so unbelievable. It’s the day before the National Championship game and the Huskies will be here at AT&T Stadium shortly […]

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–04/06/2014

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK

ARLINGTON, TX 4/4/14 The public practices and pre game press conferences are over. The hype is almost over.Now, we are ready for basketball. And just after 6 pm Eastern time on Saturday, UConn and Florida […]

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–04/04/2014

Andrew Harrison #5 of the Kentucky Wildcats poses with the trophy after defeating the Michigan Wolverines 75 to 72. (credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK March 30th

SUNDAY NIGHT, MARCH 30- Use any descriptive adjective to refer to what the UConn men have done in the past 48 hours at Madison Square Garden and it will still be an understatement of what […]

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–03/30/2014

(Photo Credit: Michael Heiman / © 2012 Getty Images)

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK March 28th

The time for talk has ended. Tonight at 7:27, the pre game analysis will be rendered as useless as mock drafts and five day forecasts. When UConn and Iowa State take the floor at Madison Square Garden, one team will be headed to the Elite Eight and one to the off season.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–03/28/2014

Shabazz Napier,Lasan Kromah (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK March 26th

Just listened to Jim Calhoun and Kevin Ollie with Mike Francesa on our sister station WFAN. Admit it Husky Nation, isn’t it great to have the men still alive and kicking on March 26th.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–03/26/2014

(credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK March 21st 2014

Post season basketball is unlike figure skating or three meter diving. There are no style points, no one cares how you win, only if you win.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–03/21/2014

Amida Brimah (Joe Murphy/Getty Images)

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK March 20th

It’s finally here. Two years and five days after the UConn men’s last NCAA appearance, the Huskies are back in the tournament. Tonight, at the First Niagra Center in Buffalo, it’s UConn and St Joseph’s in second round East regional action.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–03/20/2014

Photo Credit: Jared Wickerham/ Getty Images Sport

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK March 14th

UConn had sent the rather loud partisans out into the Mid-South night, disillusioned by their Memphis Tigers being blown out of the water by the Huskies.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–03/14/2014