Longtime Boston College ice hockey coach Mike Cavanaugh is taking over a UConn program that will join the elite Hockey East Conference in 2014.
UConn’s Shabazz Napier, Ryan Boatright and DeAndre Daniels all will return to the Huskies for the 2013-2014 season instead of declaring for the NBA draft.
The UConn women’s basketball team has returned to the state with its eighth national championship trophy.
UConn’s freshmen are stepping up, just as the Huskies head for the Final Four.
The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, home of the NBA Brooklyn Nets, will host the opening game of the 2013-2014 UConn college basketball season.
Napier scored 28 points, Ryan Boatright and Omar Calhoun added 17 apiece, and Connecticut beat DePaul 81-69 on Saturday night.
Morgan Tuck scored 15 points and Stefanie Dolson added 14 to help No. 3 Connecticut beat Rutgers 65-45 on Saturday, denying coach C. Vivian Stringer of her 900th victory.
Stefanie Dolson scored 15 points in limited time on Saturday night, and Connecticut’s tough, physical defense allowed only nine points in the first half, setting up a 67-31 victory over Cincinnati.
Eight UConn Huskies have been named to All-Big East squads, including senior defensive end Trevardo Williams, who was a unanimous selection
UConn, along with UCLA, Memphis and Baylor all dropped out of the weekly Associated Press college basketball poll.