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UConn's Jim Calhoun Retiring

Move comes in year Huskies wouldn't be eligible for NCAA tournament

(Newser) - Jim Calhoun is leaving Connecticut after coaching it to three national titles, ahead of a season in which the Huskies will be ineligible for the NCAA tournament because the team violated national academic standards. The 70-year-old Hall of Famer scheduled a news conference for 2pm today to announce his retirement,... More »

UConn Beats Butler for NCAA Title

Huskies take 3rd national title with 53-41 win

(Newser) - Kemba Walker scored 16 points and Connecticut beat Butler 53-41 on Monday night to give Jim Calhoun his third national championship, something only four other coaches have done. The Huskies did it with defense holding the Bulldogs to a Final Four-record low 18.8 shooting percentage (12 for 64). Connecticut... More »

No Shockers on Day One

(Newser) - It was a disappointingly sane opening to March Madness yesterday, writes ESPN’s Mark Schlabach. Only four out of the 16 games were won by the lower seeds, and only one of those—12-seed Western Kentucky over 5-seed Illinois—approached headline status. Top seeds UNC and UConn rolled, with UConn... More »

Duke, and Other March Villains

(Newser) - Along with the obligatory madness, March always brings along a slew of detestable teams and characters. This year, thankfully, Billy Packer is gone, but Josh Levin, writing for Slate, still has plenty to disparage. The list starts, as always, with:
  • Duke: This isn’t the most deplorable squad ever, but
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UConn Blows Out Suddenly Cold Marquette

Golden Eagles dealt 2nd straight Big East loss on the road

(Newser) - UConn bounced back from two straight losses with its first win over a Top 25 opponent in nearly two years, 89-73, over No. 13 Marquette (13-4). Sophomore Hasheem Thabeet had 15 points, seven boards and six blocked shots, saying "we had poise today." The Huskies shot 56% from... More »

UConn Opens With Shaky W

Morgan St. keeps it close but Huskies prevail

(Newser) - UConn did little in the team's opener to assuage their fan’s fears of a repeat of last year’s deeply disappointing campaign, with a shaky 69-65 victory over Morgan State. Like last season, the Huskies struggled offensively, especially with 3-point shooting. The night was salvaged by sophomore Curtis Kelly,... More »

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