Monthly Archives: March 2014

NOTES: Return trip to Texas

By Neill Ostrout Journal Inquirer NEW YORK _ Kevin Ollie swears he always believed his 2013-14 UConn basketball team was capable of making a Final Four. But the Huskies’ head coach is also a big fan of the NFL’s Dallas … Continue reading

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For Huskies, a 5th trip to Final Four

By Neill Ostrout Journal Inquirer NEW YORK _ On a whiteboard inside the UConn basketball team’s locker room at Madison Square Garden, one of the keys listed on the Huskies’ game plan against Michigan State Sunday was underlined multiple times … Continue reading

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Filling shoes, making Final Fours

By Neill Ostrout Journal Inquirer NEW YORK _ Tom Izzo had what is sometimes the often unfortunate job of trying to follow in a legendary coach’s footsteps when he took over for Jud Heathcote at Michigan State after the 1994-95 … Continue reading

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Shouldn’t be much flack over smack

By Neill Ostrout Journal Inquirer NEW YORK _ It was hardly the slap heard ‘round the world. But the playful, open-hand smack UConn coach Kevin Ollie gave freshman point guard Terrence Samuel after a television interview Friday night quickly spread … Continue reading

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Another Garden party

By Neill Ostrout Journal Inquirer NEW YORK _ The UConn basketball team is winning games at Madison Square Garden in March. There are some traditions conference realignment was unable to ruin. Playing at what Shabazz Napier termed the Huskies’ “third … Continue reading

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Men of steel

By Neill Ostrout Journal Inquirer BUFFALO, N.Y. _ He isn’t Superman. He isn’t Batman. And he isn’t Kemba Walker. But UConn basketball fans wouldn’t trade Shabazz Napier right now for the Man of Steel, the Caped Crusader or even their … Continue reading

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Cardinals conquer Huskies again

  By Neill Ostrout Journal Inquirer MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ The UConn basketball team, both as a program that has won three national titles and as a current group that still has designs on winning another, refuses to accept moral victories. … Continue reading

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