Latest 2008–09 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team Stories
Connecticut center Hasheem Thabeet said Tuesday he will declare for the NBA draft, forgoing his senior season. The 7-foot-3 junior averaged 13.6 points, 10.8 rebounds and 4.2 blocks over 36 games in helping the Huskies get to the Final Four this season.
Michigan State beat Connecticut 82-73 Saturday in the opening semifinal of the NCAA Final Four in its bid for a third national college basketball title. Kalin Lucas scored 21 points to lead the Spartans (31-6).
The NCAA Tournament's semifinals are set for Saturday, bringing together four of basketball's marquee teams for one of the top attractions in American sports. Michigan State will take on Connecticut in the opening contest and surprising Villanova will try to upset North Carolina in the second game.
Kemba Walker scored 23 points Saturday to lead Connecticut to another Final Four berth with an 82-75 win over Missouri in the NCAA West Regional Final. A.J.
The inside force of Hasheem Thabeet finally allowed Connecticut to pull away Thursday and reach the NCAA regional finals by downing Purdue 72-60. Top-seeded Connecticut scored the game's first eight points and the Huskies spent the rest of the contest fighting off Purdue comeback attempts. After cutting what had been an 11-point deficit to four with 11:24 to play, the fifth-seeded Boilermakers finally ran out of steam and left the Huskies just one victory away from reaching the Final Four....
Without ill head coach Jim Calhoun Thursday, Connecticut rolled to a 103-47 rout of Chattanooga in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Philadelphia. The Huskies, the top seed in the West Region, learned shortly before the contest that Calhoun had been hospitalized for undisclosed health reasons, but under the guidance of assistant George Blaney, they stormed to a 48-20 halftime advantage. A 55-27 second half completed the third-largest victory margin in NCAA Tournament history. Stanley...
A.J. Price scored seven of his 36 points in a game-closing run Wednesday, carrying second-ranked Connecticut to an historic 93-82 win over Marquette. It was the 800th win in the coaching career of Connecticut's Jim Calhoun.
The Pittsburgh Panthers parlayed their win over previously top-rated Connecticut into the No. 1 ranking in the USA Today/ESPN men's basketball poll Monday. Pitt (25-2) had been ranked No.
Hasheem Thabeet had 21 points, nine rebounds and six blocked shots Saturday to lead top-ranked Connecticut to a 64-50 win over South Florida. A.J.
DeJuan Blair had 22 points and 23 rebounds Monday to lead fourth-ranked Pittsburgh to a 76-68 victory over top-ranked Connecticut. Sam Young hit four 3-pointers while adding 25 points to help Pitt defeat a No.
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