UConn, Providence to play charity exhibition hoops game

When hurricane season caused flooding, wind damage, electricity outages and the need for basic daily supplies, no one was thinking about college basketball. But now, as the recovery continues, NCAA teams are finding charitable methods to assist in the process. Connecticut and Providence, long time New England rivals who first played in 1928, announced Tuesday […]

Cincinnati narrowly nudges Wichita State in AAC preseason poll

PHILADELPHIA – Wichita State was the topic of the day but, in a bit of a surprise, Cincinnati emerged as the favorite to win the 2017-18 American Athletic Conference men’s basketball regular-season title in a vote of the AAC head coaches released Monday at conference media day. It was the second consecutive year that Cincinnati […]

Wichita State to begin AAC journey in Hartford

Wichita State is preparing for its first season in the American Athletic Conference and with the release of the 2017-18 men’s basketball schedule Friday, the AAC made it clear the Shockers could quickly become the league’s predominant team. That schedule will give Wichita State every opportunity to grab the spotlight as the Shockers open the […]

Bill Self feels his Kansas pride soar during Hall of Fame week

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – When Bill Self had fulfilled all of his obligations with the public and the media Thursday at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, he took a few minutes to absorb the symbolism and emotion of this weekend’s enshrinement proceedings. Receiving his “Naismith orange” jacket, seeing his class ring on display, signing […]

UConn legend Lobo misses mother more than ever

GLENDALE, Ariz. – During the Rebecca Lobo days of UConn basketball, hardly a day went by without news of her career in a Connecticut or Massachusetts newspaper. She was trending long before social media began and long before “hits” were being counting on the Internet. Her fans and worshippers knew long ago about the basic […]

Self answers critics with first-ballot election into Hall of Fame

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Charles Barkley understands how to handle critics and hecklers. The Hall of Famer once known as the Round Mound of Rebound has had his share of incidents, both on and off the basketball court. And the man who once told the world he’s not a role model, knows fans can love you […]

Houston up next as UConn continues survival game

HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut guard Rodney Purvis insists he wasn’t thinking about prolonging his college basketball career, but he certainly played like a guy desperately trying to avoid the end. Purvis, a senior from Raleigh, N.C., had one of those lines in the box score that players can only dream about, scoring a career-high 30 […]

Purvis playing with a heavy heart tonight in Maui

Today was supposed to be the happy day. Maui sunshine. Surf and sand. All the glorious advantages of island life in Hawaii and basketball at the Lahaina Civic Center. UConn plays Oklahoma State Monday night in the first round of the 2016 event. UConn’s Rodney Purvis and Oklahoma State’s Tyrek Coger couldn’t wait. Just imagine […]

UConn men selected for high-profile, 16-team tournament in 2017

The UConn men will participate in one of the largest regular-season tournaments in college basketball history in November 2017, it was announced Wednesday.The PK80  has been created to honor Nike-co founder Phil Knight in advance of 80th birthday. The other teams participating are Arkansas, Butler, Connecticut, Duke, Florida, Georgetown, Gonzaga, Michigan State, North Carolina, Ohio State, […]

UConn men to open AAC schedule at home against Houston

The American Athletic Conference has completed its work on the 2016-17 men’s basketball league schedule. All the dates, times and television schedules have been finanalized and plugged into place. That allowed UConn to release its complete schedule for the upcoming season on Thursday. UConn’s non-conference schedule, highlighted by the Maui Invitational,  was released in July. […]