UConn Men’s Basketball
UConn’s men’s basketball team has overcome academic sanctions, player transfers, a coaching change and a switch in conferences to make it back to the Final Four.
University of Connecticut students set newspapers on fire, “crowd-surfed” and threw a variety of objects in a large campus celebration after the men’s basketball team’s win in the NCAA tournament, but police say it wasn’t a riot and no serious injuries were reported.
UConn guard Ryan Boatright didn’t watch the NCAA tournament last year. It was too painful.
UConn men enter tournament as No. 18 in final AP Poll.
UConn senior Shabazz Napier is the AAC conference Player of the Year.
The inaugural American Athletic Conference tournament is shaping up to be everything Commissioner Mike Aresco could have wanted.
Shabazz Napier won a national championship as a freshman at UConn, and then decided to stick with the program despite academic sanctions, a coaching change and the lure of the NBA.
Shabazz Napier scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead UConn to a 51-45 upset of No. 11 Cincinnati on Saturday.
DeAndre Daniels scored 12 points to lead a balanced UConn offense in an 83-40 rout of South Florida on Wednesday night.
Lasan Kromah and Shabazz Napier each had 17 points and seven rebounds for the Huskies, who put five players in double figures during a 75-55 victory over UCF Sunday night.