Joe D’Ambrosio

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)

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK March 9th

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)

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK March 7th

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)

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK March 5th

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

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

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

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK January 31st

FRIDAY, JANUARY 31: Trying to figure out sports is sometimes impossible. On New Years Eve, without 2 injured starers, Houston shocked UConn 77-74 in the AAC opener. Then last night, with those two starters back [...]

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–01/31/2014

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

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK – January 26th

SUNDAY, JAN 26- What do the hammer and the nail. the Yankees and Red Sox , pre 2004, and UConn and Rutgers in men’s basketball have in common. All are rivalries that aren’t rivalries because [...]

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–01/26/2014

Amida Brimah vs. UCF, Jan. 11, 2014. (Courtesy Bob Stowell/UConn)

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK January 19, 2014

SUNDAY JAN 19- 90 seconds into the second half, Gampel Pavilion might have been as loud as it has been in its 24 year history. Shabazz Napier had drained a three to tie UConn and [...]

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–01/19/2014

Shabazz Napier vs. Temple, Jan. 21, 2014. (Bob Stowell/UConn)

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK January 18, 2014

SATURDAY 1-18- Game day with the Cardinals is here. UConn and Louisville for the last time (for now) as conference rivals at what I can guarantee will be an ramped up Gampel Pavilion.Any game with [...]

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–01/18/2014

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