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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

Shabazz Napier, UConn (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)


Welcome back to the post season UConn fans. Isn’t it great?

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–03/13/2014

LOUISVILLE, KY - MARCH 08: Russ Smith #2 of the Louisville Cardinals steals the ball from Shabazz Napier #13 of the Connecticut Huskies at KFC YUM! Center on March 8, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)


It’s less than a day since the regular season finale for the UConn men’s basketball team and I am still hard pressed to describe what took place yesterday at the House of Horrors known as the KFC Yum!Center in Louisville.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–03/09/2014

Shabazz Napier vs. Loyola (Md.), Nov. 26, 2013. (Photo by Bob Stowell/UConn)


For whatever reason, Senior Night for the UConn Men hasn’t had the same emotional tug as it has for the Women. The main reason is probably that most of the time, the best men’s players leave before they become seniors, an option not available to the women.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–03/07/2014

UConn men against South Florida, Feb. 12, 2013. (Bob Stowell/UConn)


Lo and behold,it’s the final week of the regular season. Isn’t it great to be a UConn basketball fan and know that unlike last season, there is life beyond the final game. But first things first, a quick recap and some reflections.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–03/05/2014

Lasan Kromah and Amida Brimah against South Florida, Feb. 12, 2013. (Bob Stowell/UConn)

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK February 27th

THURSDAY, FEB 28 FROM TAMPA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT- For 27 minutes last night, it looked like the UConn Huskies were headed for their most disastrous loss of the season. They trailed South Florida, a team that […]

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–02/27/2014

Kentan Facey vs. Temple, Jan. 21, 2014. (Bob Stowell/UConn)

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK February 25th

Greetings from Bradley International before we fly to Tampa thru Atlanta for tomorrow night’s game with USF. It’s hard to believe that we are into the final two weeks of the regular season but it’s not the final two weeks like last season.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–02/25/2014

DeAndre Daniels vs. Temple, Jan. 21, 2014. (Bob Stowell/UConn)

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK February 17, 2014

MONDAY-2/17- Saturday afternoon at the XL Center was a day to remind you why you love college basketball. Two outstanding teams, two great young coaches, a roaring crowd. And for the second time this season, […]

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–02/17/2014

From left: Ryan Boatright, Omar Calhoun, Shabazz Napier vs. Houston, Jan. 30, 2014. (Courtesy Bob Stowell/UConn)

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK February 9th, 2014

Late night in Orlando after UConn got back on track with a 75-55 win at Central Florida. It was an interesting night to be sure at CFE Arena on the UCF campus.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–02/09/2014

DeAndre Daniels vs. Harvard, Jan. 8, 2013. (Stephen Slade/UConn)

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK February 7th 2014

The age old phrase “Defense wins championships” was never more evident that last night at Fifth Third Arena where AAC leader Cincinnati turned up the defensive intensity in the last 22 minutes to edge UConn 63-58.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–02/07/2014


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