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Premium Content AAC moving men's tournament to Hartford

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 11:43 pm

The American Athletic Conference is moving its men's basketball championship to the center of the college basketball universe.

At least that's the way AAC commissioner Mike Aresco described the state of Connecticut, home to national...

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Premium Content Parade of champions for Huskies

 April 14, 2014; Updated: 4:44 pm

Fans gave a hero's welcome to the NCAA champion UConn men's and women's basketball teams Sunday in Hartford. 's DeAndre Daniels, left, and Shabazz Napier, in white shirt, watch the crowd during a parade.

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Premium Content UConn coach, star align: Ollie and Napier share 'hearts as big as this room'

 April 13, 2014; Updated: 11:48 pm

In their final act together, Kevin Ollie and Shabazz Napier helped the Huskies complete an improbable journey that concluded with the program's fourth national title.

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Premium Content Huskies never lost faith

 April 9, 2014; Updated: 5:20 am

The day before UConn won its fourth national championship, some players admitted to letting a sliver of doubt creep in.

"We were talking about the possibility of losing this game and going back home as runnerup," senior Niels Giffey said.

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LeBron's thrilled for his old teammate Ollie

 April 9, 2014; Updated: 12:21 am

Miami - LeBron James remembers just about every detail from his days playing alongside Kevin Ollie in Cleveland, including that the newly crowned coach of the NCAA champions wore No. 12.

And James is thrilled that now Ollie is No.

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Premium Content UConn beats Kentucky 60-54 to win fourth NCAA championship

 April 8, 2014; Updated: 7:51 am

UConn beat Kentucky 60-54 in the national championship game before a Final Four record crowd of 79,238 at AT&T Stadium. The Huskies won their fourth national title and remained undefeated as a program in college basketball's biggest game.

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Premium Content It was an emotional run for Boatright

 April 8, 2014; Updated: 8:21 pm

With confetti falling from the sky, Ryan Boatright paused before celebrating with his UConn basketball teammates in the post-championship game chaos on the AT&T Stadium court Monday night.

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Championship rally planned today at Storrs

 April 8, 2014; Updated: 10:32 am

The University of Connecticut men's basketball team will be flying back home with the national championship that will be celebrated at a campus rally just before the women's team plays for the national title.

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Premium Content Manuel plans to reward Huskies' Ollie for a job well done

 April 8, 2014; Updated: 12:34 am

Arlington, Texas - Coach Kevin Ollie has earned praise and respect for leading UConn on a surprising run to the Huskies' fourth national championship Monday night.

He's also earned a raise, according to athletic director Warde...

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Premium Content UConn beats Kentucky 60-54 to win fourth national title

 April 7, 2014; Updated: 12:11 am

Shabazz Napier scored 22 points as UConn won its fourth NCAA men's basketball championship with a 60-54 win over Kentucky on Monday night at AT&T Stadium.

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Premium Content Forty minutes to glory for UConn men

 April 7, 2014; Updated: 12:46 am

Arlington, Texas - They took turns answering a question about why they believe they will win a national championship.
Not a bit surprising UConn's players gave similar answers during a...

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Premium Content Coaching staff has prepared UConn for each challenge

 April 7, 2014; Updated: 12:21 am

Arlington, Texas - The UConn coaching staff spent a long and restless Saturday night preparing for the national championship game.

Sleep can wait for the offseason.

UConn learned late Saturday it would be playing Kentucky...

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Premium Content These three can become first to win two

 April 7, 2014; Updated: 12:21 am

Arlington, Texas - During the recruiting process, they're told of UConn's rich basketball tradition and possibilities of playing for a national championship.

But seniors Shabazz Napier, Tyler Olander and Niels Giffey never dared to...

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Premium Content UConn upsets No. 1 Florida and advances to national final

 April 6, 2014; Updated: 12:13 am

Arlington, Texas - A jubilant Shabazz Napier raised his index finger as he jogged off the court with his UConn teammates Saturday night.
"Simple, just one more game to go," Napier said...

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Premium Content Daniels sparks UConn comeback

 April 6, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Arlington, Texas - Staring at a 12-point deficit, UConn needed something to positive to happen early in Saturday night's national semifinal.

Then DeAndre Daniels buried a 3-pointer.

"When he hit that three, our fans went crazy...

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Huskies frustrated Florida

 April 6, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Arlington, Texas - With the game winding down and his team facing a double-digit deficit, Florida coach Billy Donovan turned to an NCAA official sitting courtside and jokingly asked if they could start over.

Well, maybe Donovan...

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Premium Content UConn stuns No. 1 Florida 63-53 to reach NCAA championship game

 April 5, 2014; Updated: 12:12 am

DeAndre Daniels scored 20 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as UConn stunned Florida, the No. 1 team in the nation, 63-53 on Saturday night at AT&T Stadium and advance to Monday night's national championship.
See Gavin Keefe's tweets below.

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Premium Content UConn men face Florida tonight in national semifinals

 April 5, 2014; Updated: 12:00 am

Arlington, Texas - During a season-long quest to win a national championship, UConn resisted the temptation to look too far down the road.

By focusing on the daily grind, the Huskies have remained on course.

They're close to...

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Premium Content Miller, Huskies confident and ready for Gators

 April 5, 2014; Updated: 5:17 pm

"We're playing our best basketball of the year," Glen Miller said. "We really feel good going into this game. We know it's a big challenge, as all these games are. ... We're confident and really excited."

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Kentucky-Wisconsin a contrasting matchup

 April 5, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Arlington, Texas - They play the same game, though they come at it from opposite sides of the court.

Kentucky has a coach labeled a renegade, a rotating stable of McDonald's All-Americans and sky high expectations every year.

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Premium Content UConn men have the advantage of having been here before

 April 4, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Arlington, Texas - The Final Four can be an overwhelming and nerve-racking experience, especially for first-timers.
Senior Niels Giffey remembers his first trip with UConn in 2011.

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Premium Content Husky fever sweeps across Storrs campus

 April 4, 2014; Updated: 7:14 pm

Mike Estes left his home in Richmond, Vt., early Friday morning and made the four-hour drive to the University of Connecticut campus with his little brother. Estes, a 2013 UConn graduate, wanted to be on campus to get a taste of the excitement...

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Premium Content Stopping Shabazz: Florida’s Wilbekin, an All-SEC defender, is up to the task

 April 4, 2014; Updated: 11:57 pm

Arlington, Texas - Florida's Scottie Wilbekin loves a defensive challenge.
"I always like guarding guys that are challenging to guard," Wilbekin said during Thursday's press conference...

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Premium Content Boatright stays on course

 April 3, 2014; Updated: 1:57 am

Ryan Boatright embodies everything the UConn basketball program is all about this season.
He possesses an inner toughness.
He's fiercely loyal.

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Premium Content It's back to Texas for UConn men

 April 2, 2014; Updated: 11:54 pm

Storrs - Coach Kevin Ollie will be digging deep into his wallet this weekend.
He has to shell out money for tickets for friends and family members for UConn's Final Four game against...

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