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  1. Shabazz Napier is realizing what Kemba Walker did best -- college...

    Dana O'Neil

    For a long time the pressure to win every game, to lead Connecticut to victory the way Kemba Walker did, weighed heavy on Shabazz Napier's shoulders. But now, in his senior season, Napier has found his voice and is enjoying the ride.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2014
  2. UConn recovery following a familiar script

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- Kemba Walker might not be walking through the Madison Square Garden doors again for UConn, but his mother already has. And for UConn fans looking for a reason to believe Huskies lightning can strike twice in New York, that's like findi...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  3. Kemba Walker serves title-winning dish

    Dana O'Neil

    HOUSTON -- They gathered every weekend in Kemba Walker's apartment, chilling out in their captain's space to play video games, watch television, air grievances. Anything they wanted to do, anything they needed to say, they could do or say there. A...

    Blog | April 05, 2011
  4. NCAA men's national championship game: Kemba Walker cooks up chem...

    Dana O'Neil

    At the start of the season, Kemba Walker cooked for his teammates. By the end, he had all the ingredients to make a champion.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2011
  5. Jim Calhoun enjoying the ride

    Dana O'Neil

    HOUSTON -- Winding through a lengthy answer to a question about Kemba Walker's leadership skills, Jim Calhoun was discussing how brief his actual interaction with his players is. "I have the kids for two, two-and-a-half hours a day," he said. N...

    Blog | April 04, 2011
  6. Nored ready for title-game challenge

    Dana O'Neil

    He is the most affable, likable and quotable guy in the Butler locker room, a kid who answers direct questions in anecdotes and can spin a yarn with the best of them. Ask him how he'd defend President Barack Obama, he has an answer. "I want him...

    Blog | April 03, 2011
  7. NCAA men's national championship game: Connecticut Huskies head c...

    Dana O'Neil

    He's dealt with health issues, an NCAA investigation and a freshmen-laden team. Whatever the future holds for Jim Calhoun, he's turned in one of his best coaching jobs this season.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2011
  8. North Carolina steamrolls past Marquette

    Dana O'Neil

    NEWARK, N.J. -- One minute into a second half that he thought couldn't possibly go any worse than the first, Buzz Williams called a timeout. His Marquette team -- walked over, stomped on, chewed up and spit out in the first half -- had already giv...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  9. Kemba Walker, Connecticut stay hot

    Dana O'Neil

    WASHINGTON -- Kemba Walker likes to say his Connecticut Huskies are "shocking the world." Except when does this become less stunning? When does Connecticut's run, now seven games strong after topping Cincinnati 69-58 to advance to the Sweet 16,...

    Blog | March 20, 2011
  10. Rapid Reaction: UConn 69, Cincinnati 58

    Dana O'Neil

    WASHINGTON -- A quick look at Connecticut's 69-58 win against Cincinnati. Overview: The Huskies' improbable run through March continues as they advance to the Sweet 16 after dusting their conference foe. Turning point: Jeremy Lamb drained a 3-p...

    Blog | March 20, 2011
  11. Preview: Saturday in Washington, D.C.

    Dana O'Neil

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The nation's capital is John Marinatto's happy place. The Big East commissioner can cozy into a seat here, confident that at least one of his Chosen 11 will advance to the Sweet 16. Three of the four spots here have been secured b...

    Blog | March 19, 2011
  12. Rapid Reaction: UConn 81, Bucknell 52

    Dana O'Neil

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A quick look at Connecticut's 81-52 win against Bucknell. Overview: Kemba Walker didn't have to be a hero or the Sherpa carrying the Huskies. Against a physically undermanned Bucknell team, Connecticut played its first walkover...

    Blog | March 17, 2011
  13. Kemba Walker caps marathon with title win

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- Her son had just put the finishing touches on both an extraordinary individual accomplishment and a team triumph when Andrea Walker finally exhaled. She looked almost more whipped than her son, pausing to collect herself and breathe de...

    Blog | March 13, 2011
  14. Big East championship preview

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- When asked what he thought his team's Big East tournament championship game against Connecticut would be like, Rick Pitino laughed. "Well I don't think this game will be a work of art," he said. This won't be where-points-went-to-d...

    Blog | March 12, 2011
  15. Kemba Walker wows 'em at the Garden

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- Still wearing his uniform and only 30 minutes after he took another bite out of Manhattan, Kemba Walker climbed into the stands to pose for a picture with former President Bill Clinton. What wasn't clear: Who wanted the picture, Walker...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  16. Big East semifinals preview

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- It is time to offer these Big East semifinals a name for the marquee. For this New York City nightcap between Connecticut and Syracuse/Louisville and Notre Dame, let's go with "The Improbables." Three of these teams aren't supposed ...

    Blog | March 11, 2011