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2009-04-14 17:44:01

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. UConn (31-5) lost to Michigan State in the NCAA semifinals. Thabeet, a native of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, started 63 of 64 games over his freshman and sophomore campaigns, averaging 8.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.1 blocks per game. This past...

2009-03-28 18:53:29

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. Price added with 18 points and Stanley Robinson scored 13 for the top-seeded Huskies (31-4), who seek their third national title in 11 years. UConn's last trip to the Final Four was five years ago, when the Huskies beat Georgia Tech in the championship game. The Huskies came out of the West Region both times in winning the national title...

2009-03-21 17:42:01

A.J. Price scored 27 points Saturday to lead top-seed Connecticut to a 92-66 victory over Texas A&M in the NCAA West Region. Jeff Adrien added 23 points and eight rebounds for the Huskies (29-4), who welcomed back Coach Jim Calhoun. He had been hospitalized Thursday for dehydration. Bryan Davis had 12 points and eight rebounds and Donald Sloan also scored 12 points for the ninth-seeded Aggies (24-10).

2009-03-19 17:59:31

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...

2009-03-07 15:47:28

Fourth-ranked Pittsburgh sprinted to a 10-point halftime lead Saturday and topped No. 1 Connecticut 70-60 in a key Big East conference matchup. Pitt forged a 38-28 halftime advantage by using a 12-1 run midway through the opening 20 minutes. In Pittsburgh's second win over UConn this season, Sam Young led the way with 31 points and 10 rebounds. Brad Wanamaker scored 13 with four rebounds. Levance Fields overcame a bruised tailbone to finish with 10 points and 12 assists, and DeJuan Blair...

2009-02-28 18:08:23

Jeff Adrien scored 25 points Saturday to pace the second-ranked Connecticut Huskies' 72-65 win over the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. Adrien hit 11-of-15 from the floor and had nine rebounds for UConn (27-2, 15-2 Big East), which stands one game ahead of second-place Louisville in the conference. Hasheem Thabeet had 16 points, 11 rebounds and eight blocked shots. The Huskies have assured themselves at least a bye through the first two rounds of the Big East Tournament. The conference's new...

2009-02-16 20:47:37

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. 1-ranked team for the first time in 14 attempts in school history. Levance Fields had 10 points, all in the final three-plus minutes of the game, and his back-to-back 3-pointers broke a 61-61 tie. Pittsburgh (24-2, 11-2 Big East) has won six in a row. A.J. Price led UConn with 18 points...

2009-02-14 17:17:34

Hasheem Thabett came up one blocked shot short of a rare triple-double Saturday in boosting top-ranked Connecticut to a 62-54 Big East win over Seton Hall. Thabett scored 25 points, grabbed 20 rebounds and had nine blocked shots in Connecticut's 13th straight victory. UConn took a 24-13 lead just before halftime and brushed off any Seton Hall comeback attempt in the second stanza. Thabeet's two free throws made it 51-39 with just under 11 minutes remaining, and Seton Hall trailed by at least...

2009-02-11 20:58:18

A.J. Price scored 17 points Wednesday and No. 1 Connecticut pulled away in the second half to down 22nd-ranked Syracuse 63-49. Connecticut held Syracuse to 31.7 percent shooting from the field and produced a 12-0 run during the middle portion of the second half to take control. The Huskies improved to 23-1 and moved to 11-1 in the Big East Conference. Louisville holds down second place in the league at 9-1. The best Connecticut record ever for 25 games is 24-1 and the Huskies can match that...

2009-02-07 20:12:18

Jerome Dyson scored 19 points Saturday, helping the top-ranked Connecticut Huskies post a 69-61 victory over the Michigan Wolverines. Hasheem Thabeet had 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Huskies (22-1), who have won 11 straight. A.J. Price added 11 points and seven assists, and Jeff Adrien nine points and 14 rebounds. Stu Douglass scored 20 points and made 6-of-8 mark 3-pointers for the Wolverines (15-9), who have lost three of their last four games. Manny Harris added 15 points for...