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.


Shabazz Napier of the Connecticut Huskies goes up for a shot as Dorian Finney-Smith of the Florida Gators defends during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal. (Photo by Chris Steppig-Pool/Getty Images)

Daniels Sparks UConn To 63-53 Upset Of Florida

DeAndre Daniels had 20 points and 10 rebounds to help UConn snap Florida’s 30-game win streak.


Shabazz Napier #13 and the Connecticut Huskies celebrate with the trophy after defeating the Michigan State Spartans to win the East Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

UConn Players’ Loyalty After Postseason Ban Pays Off

The Huskies were punished for the mistakes made by players over the four previous years. While five players left the program, others remained loyal to UConn.


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.


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Quinnipiac Grabs Early Lead, Beats St. Cloud State 4-1

Quinnipiac jumped to an early lead and cruised past St. Cloud State 4-1 on Thursday in the NCAA hockey semifinals.


Dante Taylor and Lamar Patterson

Panther Hollow: Veteran Panthers Put A Foot Down

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — We live in a world where Dante Taylor is met with thunderous applause for something he did on the offensive end. So is it finally safe to say this season will be different for the Panthers?

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UConn Tops Butler, 53-41 For National Title

The only thing that could stop Kemba Walker and Connecticut’s amazing run was the final buzzer.


Connecticut v Pittsburgh

Big East Upset: Pitt Falls To UConn, 76-74

Kemba Walker hit the winning basket on a classic stepback jumper at the buzzer, and No. 21 Connecticut stunned third-ranked Pittsburgh 76-74 in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament on Thursday.


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4-1-Zoo: Big East Tourney Guide, Day 3

Chris Gates | 93-7 The Fan — Here’s your daily breakdown of today’s action and a load of pregame links!

93-7 The Fan–03/10/2011

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4-1-Zoo: Pitt Earned A Measuring Stick Win Against UConn

Chris Gates | 93-7 The Fan — Monday was a big measuring stick game for both Pitt and UConn, with the Panthers coming out the big winners.

93-7 The Fan–12/29/2010

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4-1-Zoo: Pitt 78-UConn 63, Panther Reaction

Chris Gates | 93-7 The Fan — Pitt coach Jamie Dixon along with Brad Wanamaker, Gary McGhee, Ashton Gibbs and Nasir Robinson spoke after the game. Here’s what they had to say.

93-7 The Fan–12/27/2010

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4-1-Zoo: Pitt Beats UConn 78-63

Chris Gates | 93-7 The Fan — No. 6 Pitt remained undefeated against AP top 5 opponents at the Petersen Events Center, beating No. 4 UConn by a score of 78-63.

93-7 The Fan–12/27/2010

Brad Wanamaker, Steve Luptak

4-1-Zoo: Pitt vs. UConn Live Blog

Chris Gates | 93-7 The Fan — Join me in a live chat as No. 6 Pitt hosts No. 4 UConn in the Big East opener for both teams.

93-7 The Fan–12/27/2010

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4-1-Zoo: Pitt-UConn A Top Rivalry

Chris Gates | 93-7 The Fan — The Huskies and Panthers have been the two most successful Big East teams the last 10 years, and that has translated in to heated games in high-profile settings.

93-7 The Fan–12/27/2010

Brad Wanamaker, Charles Hinkle

4-1-Zoo: Previewing Pitt vs. UConn

Chris Gates | 93-7 The Fan — Big East Conference play starts tonight for both No. 6 Pitt and No. 4 UConn at 8:30 p.m. at the Petersen Events Center.

93-7 The Fan–12/27/2010