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Head coach Kevin Ollie of the Connecticut Huskies cuts down the net after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Five Things: UConn’s Defense, Foul Shooting Fuel Championship

Last night, the Huskies cut down the nets in Dallas after beating Kentucky 60-54 to win the school’s fourth national championship. Consider that Kentucky needed four straight late escapes to reach the final and you get a sense for what kind of Tournament this was.

04/08/2014

The Connecticut Huskies celebrate after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Connecticut Wins NCAA Title, 60-54 Over Kentucky

Shabazz Napier scored 22 points and Connecticut won its second NCAA title in four years, beating all those Kentucky freshmen 60-54 in the championship game Monday night.

04/07/2014

Ryan Boatright #11 of the Connecticut Huskies calls a play against the Villanova Wildcats during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. (credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Connecticut Guard Ryan Boatright

On Friday, after Iowa State had cut a 17-point deficit to four with two minutes left, Boatright made what his coach called the play of the game.

04/01/2014

Joe Harris #12 and London Perrantes #23 of the Virginia Cavaliers. (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Madison Square Garden Still The Mecca For Young Ballers

Wilt had some unbelievable games here. Ali and Frazier fought here. The players who will take the court at Madison Square Garden this weekend, though, don’t remember any of that. And yet they still regard the Garden as the World’s Most Famous Arena.

03/28/2014

DeAndre Daniels #2 of the Connecticut Huskies (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Rising Star: UConn Forward DeAndre Daniels

Among his fellow Connecticut Huskies, he ranks second in scoring, rebounding, and blocks. Playing alongside Shabazz Napier, he can go unnoticed.

03/18/2014

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Ashes Of Local Woman’s Brother Get Lost In Mail

In a locket around the neck of Jennifer Buhite is stored a small part of the love she has for her brother who just died in November.

02/21/2014

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Rep. Murphy Hopes Mental Health Bill Will Prevent Future School Tragedies

Police in Connecticut have released thousands of pages of documents from the investigation into last year’s school massacre in Newtown, Conn.

12/27/2013

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Driver Shot, Killed After Capitol Hill Chase

A woman with a 1-year-old girl led Secret Service and police on a harrowing car chase from the White House past the Capitol Thursday, attempting to penetrate the security barriers at both national landmarks before she was shot to death, police said. The child survived.

10/03/2013

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Heroic Sandy Hook Teacher Brings Mission Of Caring To Seneca Valley

It’s been eight months since 20 children and 6 staff members were killed in a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

08/22/2013

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Yale Shuts Out Quinnipiac 4-0 To Win Frozen Four

Jeff Malcolm stopped 36 shots and Yale won its first NCAA hockey championship with a 4-0 victory over top-seeded Quinnipiac on Saturday night.

04/13/2013

2013 Big East tournament (credit: Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Old Big East To Become ‘American Athletic Conference’

The conference announced the decision Wednesday after university presidents approved the new moniker earlier in the day.

04/04/2013

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Northeast Digging Out After Big Snowstorm

People from New York to New England are digging out after a nor’easter dropped more than three-feet of snow in some areas.

02/09/2013

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Native Pittsburghers Living In Northeast Getting Pounded By Storm

The blizzard that’s pounding the northeast from New York to Boston is hundreds of miles away from Pittsburgh, but it’s still affecting people from our area.

02/08/2013

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Impact Of Northeast Blizzard Being Felt Locally

A blizzard of historic proportions is taking aim at the northeast. While people there hunker down, what impact will we feel here?

02/08/2013

President Barack Obama

Obama Challenges Congress To Act To Reduce Gun Violence

President Obama’s anti-gun violence plan involves a combination of approaches, some of them controversial, involving guns, mental health and more police.

01/16/2013

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