Two-time Maui Invitational champion Connecticut and North Carolina headline a 12-team field for the 2016 tournament.
UConn basketball players captured Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week honors in the weekly announcement from the American Athletic Conference.
The Kentucky Wildcats’ perfect week helped put them atop the AP weekly college basketball poll. UConn dropped from 17th to 24th,
Ryan Boatright had 20 points, Rodney Purvis added 19 and No. 17 Connecticut rallied from five points down in the second half to defeat Dayton 75-64 in the semifinals of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off on Friday.
UConn’s Rodney Purvis will miss the basketball season opener Friday against Bryant University.
Geno Auriemma is beginning his 30th season in charge of Connecticut and doesn’t plan on retiring anytime soon.
Defending national champion UConn has been picked by coaches in the American Athletic Conference as a preseason favorite to edge out SMU for the league title.
Defending national champion UConn goes from playing with a chip on its shoulder to a target on its back.
UConn and Georgetown have agreed to renew their basketball rivalry, which ended with the split of the old Big East conference.
The University of Connecticut is getting ready for another basketball season with plans for “First Night.”