Defending national champion UConn goes from playing with a chip on its shoulder to a target on its back.
Shabazz Napier bounced back from an injured shoulder Sunday with 19 points, six assists and five rebounds, leading UConn past Rutgers 66-54.
Connecticut has called a news conference to announce a new contract for en’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie.
UConn trustees have agreed to pay any cost overruns related to construction of the $33 million dollar basketball practice center. The school also announced a $100,000 donation to the project by Men’s Basketball Coach Kevin Ollie.
Connecticut coach Kevin Ollie has made some changes to his coaching staff.
Jim Calhoun retired as Connecticut’s basketball coach Thursday, closing a 26-year career at the school with thanks to everyone who helped him turn UConn from an athletic backwater into a national power that won three national titles.
Kevin Ollie can win as many games, even as many national championships, as his predecessor and former coach did at Connecticut. But he can’t transform the program. Jim Calhoun did that already.
The University of Connecticut has announced that Kevin Ollie, a former UConn student-athlete who has served as an assistant coach at the University of Connecticut for the past two seasons and is a 13-year NBA veteran, has been named the head men’s basketball coach at UConn.