UConn’s Cassell nearing return to court

STORRS, Conn. – The crutches that became part of Sam Cassell Jr.’s daily wardrobe last winter are gone. Friday evening at Gampel Pavilion, the junior guard was officiating a pickup game at Kevin Ollie’s basketball camp and a smile had returned to his face. But Cassell, sidelined Jan. 25 with a stress fracture in his […]

UConn hoops: From Boatright, to Gibbs and Adams

Happy NBA Draft day. UConn fans, I honestly don’t expect Ryan Boatright to be selected tonight but the second round is always full of surprises. Boat is a great person with a big heart and a motor for the game.  I hope he gets a chance, one way or the other. Teams may pass on […]

Boatright shoulders unexpected ending to UConn career

STORRS, Conn. – It wasn’t the type of ending Ryan Boatright had imagined when he decided to return for his senior season at UConn. Remember, Boatright said he had his bags packed for the NBA last April, only to reconsider, return to Storrs and chase his dream of back-to-back national championships. The thought of cutting […]

Boatright wasn’t going out on a missed free throw

HARTFORD, Conn. – The Cincinnati Bearcats could not have realized it at the moment, but the free throw UConn’s Ryan Boatright missed with 25.5 seconds remaining Friday was a very bad thing for them. It would be inaccurate to say it was the worst thing. The worst thing was Boatright’s step-back 3-point shot with :0.2 […]

Boatright, Moore head all-AAC first team

The American Athletic Conference All-Conference teams were announced Tuesday and the voting of the leagues’s 11 head coaches confirmed one thing everyone already knew. UConn guard Ryan Boatright and SMU guard Nic Moore are the best players in the AAC. Boat right, a senior, and Moore, a junior, were unanimous selections.  They were joined by […]

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 […]

Boatright ignites UConn victory in season opener

STORRS – Senior point guard Ryan Boatright woke up a sleepy UConn offense as the No. 17 Huskies, defending NCAA men’s basketball champions, rallied from a nine-point deficit to open their season with a 66-53 victory over Bryant University Friday night before a sellout crowd at Gampel Pavilion. Boatright (24 points) sparked the comeback with […]

UConn men No. 15 in Sporting News preseason issue

Summer must be over. College football began last week. And now the college basketball preview issues are starting to hit the newsstands. I was just out running some Labor Day errands and was surprised to find The Sporting News college basketball yearbook at my local CVS. UConn guard Ryan Boatright is on the cover of […]

Purvis ready to hit ignition button for UConn

STORRS – Every July day that passes brings Rodney Purvis a little closer to his dream. He wants to be back on the basketball court, hitting shots and celebrating with the crowd. He wants to be part of a team again, and share that special bond that existed at UConn last season on the way […]