UConn running out of NCAA tournament options

STORRS, Conn. – During his four seasons at UConn, guard Ryan Boatright never has given up on any task. He is part dreamer and part competitor. But he also is a realist. Boatright faced the media after Thursday’s 54-53 loss to Memphis. Every answer to every question started with him shaking his head. In disbelief. […]

Purvis leads UConn to slam down of SMU

CBK Story By Ken Davis, The Sports Xchange Publish Date: March 1, 2015 04:49:40 PM  UConn upsets No. 21 SMU HARTFORD, Conn. — The defending national champion Connecticut Huskies realize they have been counted out as a team with little chance of returning to the NCAA tournament. The Huskies beg to differ. On Sunday at the XL […]

The Phog turns 60: Celebrating a hoops cathedral

  Broken down into 700,000 bricks, 1,625 tons of stone, 52,000 haydite blocks, 4,500 gallons of paint and 245,000 board feet of lumber for the roof, it is hard for a basketball arena to sound romantic. Those are the materials that were used to build Allen Fieldhouse, on the campus of the University of Kansas […]

Kansas to honor basketball coaching legends

Think about the crazy amount of turnover in the college coaching profession. Then reflect on the legendary University of Kansas basketball program, which has had only four coaches since 1964. Make that four terrific coaches with Final Four appearances, Coach of the Year awards, Hall of Fame credentials and a shared passion for basketball and […]

Two Mannings – Danny and Evan – embark on NCAA missions

One year ago, Danny Manning was named one of the top 15 players in the 75-year history of the NCAA tournament. Friday night in San Diego, Calif., Manning will add a third dimension to his tournament portfolio as head coach at Tulsa when the 13th seeded Golden Hurricane  take on No. 4 UCLA. Just hours […]

Change of plans for SMU vs. Rutgers

This just in from the American Athletic Conference (in case you are stuck at home on Valentine’s Day night and wanted to get a look at Larry Brown’s SMU nationally-ranked Mustangs). PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The American Athletic Conference men’s basketball game between SMU and Rutgers – originally scheduled for Feb. 13 – has been rescheduled for […]