STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Former Texas A&M guard Hassan Diarra announced Wednesday that he is transferring to UConn.
Diarra made the decision public on Twitter and later confirmed it in an interview with Hearst Connecticut Media.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Nahiem Alleyne, who helped Virginia Tech to the ACC tournament title last season, will transfer to UConn, the Huskies announced on Friday.
The 6-foot-4 guard joins Tristen Newton, who announced plans earlier this month to transfer to Connecticut from East Carolina.
1938 — Joe Louis knocks out Harry Thomas in the fifth round in Chicago to retain his world heavyweight title.
1940 — Governor Herbert Lehman of New York signs the Dunnigal bill, which legalizes pari-mutuel wagering and outlaws bookmakers at the state’s racetracks.
1934 — Horton Smith wins the first Masters golf tournament by one stroke over Craig Wood.
1947 — Holy Cross, led by George Kaftan, beats Oklahoma 58-47 in the NCAA basketball championship.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New Mexico State coach Chris Jans was in the hallway of KeyBank Center preparing his pregame speech as Richmond celebrated the day's first victory by a No. 12 seed in a nearby locker room.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tyrece Radford scored 19 points and Quenton Jackson made five throws in the final minute Friday as Texas A&M beat fourth-ranked Auburn 67-62 in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament, a loss that could wind up costing the Tigers a No.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jermaine Samuels tossed up off-balance shots that fluttered through the net and 3s that had Villanova rocking. Brandon Slater may as well had his name in lights on the marquee with a block that will live in Big East lore.
1937 — The first National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) men’s basketball tournament is won by Central Missouri State. Central Missouri wins the eight-team, single-elimination tournament by defeating Morningside College (Iowa) 35-24.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Christian Koloko scored 24 points, Bennedict Mathurin added 20 and No. 2 Arizona held off Stanford 84-80 on Thursday in the Pac-12 quarterfinals.
The top-seeded Wildcats (29-3) had a hard time shaking the Cardinal in a win late in the regular season and faced a similar issue to open the tournament.
NEW YORK (AP) — UConn fans roared the loudest when Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun was shown on the big screen at the Big East Tournament. Seemingly leading the cheers? That was Kemba Walker's mother, wearing her son's No.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut announced Thursday it would be relaxing COVID-19 protocols, no longer requiring masks be worn at most locations on its campuses.
In a letter to the campus community, Radenka Maric, the school's interim president, said that starting Friday masks will be recommended rather than required for students, employees and visitors on all UConn property with some exceptions, most notably at UConn Health and other medical locations.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The days of Ryan Kalkbrenner huffing and puffing his way up and down the court are long gone.
Creighton's 7-foot sophomore showed boundless energy and emotion Wednesday night when his team needed him most, pumping his fist and letting out primal screams dunk after dunk as he willed the Bluejays to a 64-62 win over No.
WASHINGTON (AP) — R.J. Cole scored 18 points and No. 21 UConn excelled from behind the arc while sending Georgetown to its school-record 18th straight loss, 86-77 on Sunday.
Connecticut (21-7, 12-5 Big East) shot 11 of 20 on 3-pointers.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn’s first win over Villanova during the Dan Hurley era came with the head coach watching the game on television in the back of the arena.
R.J. Cole hit a driving floater with 5.9 seconds left and then took a charge from Collin Gillespie at the other end of the court to rally No.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Former UConn star James Bouknight of the Charlotte Hornets was tossed from his courtside side by a game official in the second half Saturday as the No. 24 Huskies held off Xavier 72-61.
NEW YORK (AP) — After a grueling stretch of games, UConn is headed home with a feel-good win.
Tyrese Martin scored all 17 of his points in the second half and the 24th-ranked Huskies rallied past St.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Jack Nunge had 22 points and nine rebounds, and No. 25 Xavier snapped a two-game losing streak with a 74-68 victory over No. 24 Connecticut on Friday night.
Zach Freemantle scored all 12 of his points in the second half, and Nate Johnson also had 12 points for Xavier (17-7, 7-6 Big East).
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Collin Gillespie received a roaring ovation from nearly 19,000 fans when Villanova's leading scorer returned to the bench after a sprained right ankle sent him to the locker room.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut said Tuesday it has complied with a recent arbitration ruling and has paid former men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie more than $11.1 million.
Arbitrator Mark Irvings ruled last month that Ollie had been fired improperly under the school's agreement with the American Association of University Professors, of which Ollie was a member.
CHICAGO (AP) — R.J. Cole scored 25 points to help No. 20 Connecticut beat DePaul 57-50 on Saturday for its fifth straight win.
Cole scored over half of his team’s first-half points, helping the Huskies (15-4, 6-2 Big East) continue their surge up the conference standings.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn coach Dan Hurley likes the way his team's offense has rounded into form after getting healthy and weathering a pandemic-related pause that stretched from December into January.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — An arbitrator has ruled that UConn improperly fired former men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie and must pay him more than $11 million, Ollie's lawyer said Thursday.
Attorney Jacques Parenteau called Thursday's ruling from arbitrator Mark Irvings a “total vindication” for Ollie, who was fired in the spring of 2018 after the school reported it was investigating numerous potential NCAA violations in his program.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn coach Dan Hurley thought Adama Sanogo had an off night.
The 6-foot-9 sophomore scored 13 points and grabbed 15 rebounds on Tuesday in the No. 25 Huskies' 76-59 win over Butler, the first of two games this week between the programs.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Seton Hall guard Kadary Richmond was in a zone like he’s never been before. His coach tweaked the offensive game plan, and his teammates just kept feeding him the ball Saturday.
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) — Tyrese Martin tossed in a career-high 25 points, R.J. Cole scored 20 and Connecticut turned back Marquette 78-70 in Big East Conference play on Tuesday night.
Martin sank 9 of 16 shots from the floor and added six rebounds for the Huskies (10-3, 1-1).
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — R.J. Cole scored 15 points and No. 15 Connecticut surged midway through the second half to beat St. Bonaventure 74-64 on Saturday.
Akok Akok added 12 points and Jordan Hawkins had 11 for UConn (9-2).
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — A.J. Hoggard hit the go-ahead free throws with 30.3 seconds left and Michigan State scored the game’s final nine points to push past No. 22 Connecticut 64-60 in Thursday’s Battle 4 Atlantis semifinals.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Michigan State followed a thrilling last-second win by blowing a big lead against a worn-down opponent and finding itself trailing late in the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Tom Izzo's Spartans advanced anyway with toughness and tenacity in the game's critical moments for the second straight day.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Shot after shot, No. 19 Auburn and No. 22 Connecticut went back and forth at each other seemingly oblivious to pressure from a dwindling clock in an ever-lengthening game at the Battle 4 Atlantis.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Kimani Lawrence and his Arizona State teammates were eager to take everything in as they arrived for a men's college basketball tournament that was among the countless things disrupted amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the past 18 months.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — No. 23 UConn is looking forward to playing in next week's Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.
Maybe a little too much.
Tyrese Martin had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and the Huskies shook off a slow start during an 87-63 victory over Binghamton on Saturday.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — As long as UConn is playing up to its defensive standards, the Huskies say they aren't going to worry about a slow offensive start.
No. 23 Connecticut hit just three of its first 12 shots on Wednesday, but held an overmatched Long Island University to just 14 field goals for the entire game in a 93-40 rout of the Sharks.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn coach Dan Hurley wants his offense to run through Adama Sanogo in the low post this season.
The 6-foot-9 sophomore from Mali ran through, past and around Central Connecticut on Tuesday, scoring 20 points and leading the Huskies to a season-opening 99-48 rout of the Blue Devils.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Dan Hurley needed three seasons as UConn's coach to get the Huskies back into the NCAA Tournament after a five-year absence.
In his fourth year, his team expects to take a bigger step — contending for a Big East title and possibly the program's fifth national championship — even if those expectations might raise some eyebrows outside of Storrs.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Guard Bensley Joseph, widely considered the top recruit in Connecticut, has signed to play for the Miami Hurricanes.
The 6-foot-1 Joseph is a graduate of Putnam Science Academy in Putnam, Connecticut.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The two-year probation imposed on UConn men's basketball for NCAA violations under former coach Kevin Ollie has ended.
The governing body informed the school it has met all NCAA regulations, the university said Friday.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Incoming freshman guard Jordan Hawkins arrived at UConn's basketball training center in May, looked up at the banners of all the players that have gone from Storrs to the NBA and one thought ran through his mind.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley is hopeful legislation passed this week in Connecticut that will allow college athletes to profit from the use of their names, images and likenesses will keep more players in school.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn baseball coach Jim Penders doesn't mind working at a school where it's still snowing when the season starts and fans are more concerned about 3-pointers than 3-run homers.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn coach Dan Hurley has turned to a familiar face to fill an assistant coaching vacancy.
Luke Murray, who has been a coach for 13 years, including two stints under Hurley at Wagner and Rhode Island, will join Hurley’s UConn staff, the school announced Monday...
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1939 — Oregon beats Ohio State 46-33 in the NCAA’s first national basketball tournament...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Six months after Dan Hurley was hired to resurrect Connecticut, which had just gone through a messy divorce with Kevin Ollie, the former Wagner and Rhode Island coach landed the commitment that would go a long way toward helping...
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn's climb back to national relevance took a major step forward when the Huskies were announced as a No. 7 seed in this year's NCAA Tournament.
UConn (15-7), which has won four national titles since 1999, is returning to the tournament for the 34th time, but the first since losing to Kansas in the second round during the 2015-16 season.
NEW YORK (AP) — The most accurate shooting team in the Big East was having a hard time buying a bucket...
NEW YORK (AP) — The way UConn is playing, they might be the favorite to win the Big East Conference Tournament, especially with top-seeded Villanova making an unexpected exit earlier in the day...
DePaul (5-13, 3-13) vs. No. 3 seed UConn (14-6, 11-6)
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STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Former UConn basketball coach Donald “Dee” Rowe, who served for more than five decades as an ambassador for the school's athletic department and as a mentor for coaches including Jim Calhoun and Geno Auriemma, died on Sunday at his home in Storrs...
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The Southeastern Conference championship game between No. 1 Alabama and No. 6 Florida will be played before a socially distanced crowd of 16,500 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut announced Friday that it is self-imposing penalties, including the loss of a scholarship for the 2019-20 season, for violations of NCAA rules by its basketball program under former coach Kevin Ollie.