Lasan Kromah and Shabazz Napier each had 17 points and seven rebounds, and No. 22 Connecticut easily defeated Central Florida 75-55 on Sunday night.
Connecticut interim coach T.J. Weist said this week that he expected the Huskies’ matchup with UCF would be their toughest challenge of the season.
The University of Miami has sent a blistering response to the NCAA asking for the case against the school to be dropped. UM is asking the NCAA to drop the case after repeated missteps by the collegiate governing body during the investigation of the school.
The Big East tournament will have a touch of a wake to it this week. When games end, there will be plenty of reminiscing about rivalries and talk of what is to come.
When Rutgers University announces its intention of joining the Big Ten Conference Tuesday, the Scarlet Knights’ former conference, the Big East, may see its place in a college athletics placed on life support and its survival may depend on a few schools that aren’t even in the conference.
Late turnovers cost Connecticut in a close loss to South Florida.
Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis said Thursday that he expects 24 Nike-backed basketball teams to be in two tournaments in 2017 to celebrate Nike co-founder Phil Knight’s 80th birthday.
One of the two men accused of having a knife in the fight that led to the death of University of Connecticut football player Jasper Howard is expected to plead guilty to assaulting a different person.
Kemba Walker scored 20 points, freshman Jeremy Lamb added 19 and Connecticut earned its second Final Four berth in three years, beating Arizona 65-63 to win the West regional.
The man accused of fatally stabbing a star South Florida high school football player who played for UConn, pleaded no contest to first-degree manslaughter.