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  1. Why Connecticut will win

    Dana O'Neil

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- There is a place for logic and common sense in the world. Sports isn't always one of those places. Logically Connecticut shouldn't be able to beat Kentucky. The Wildcats are bigger, stronger and, man for man, have more options ...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  2. UConn Huskies surprise everyone but themselves with run to NCAA m...

    Dana O'Neil

    With every UConn win, the question followed the Huskies: How long can they stay here? Turns out, until the very end.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2014
  3. Napier, Huskies always kept believing

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- She used to sneak out of work at lunchtime and drive wherever the game was being played. Sometimes when she went back to work the next day, she didn't have a job, her boss fed up with an absentee employee. And then there would be an...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  4. Shabazz Napier leads UConn Huskies to Final Four with belief in h...

    Dana O'Neil

    UConn wasn't expected to do much this season and wasn't even eligible for the NCAA tournament last season. Look at the Huskies now.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2014
  5. Five things: UConn keeps making believers

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- Less than a month ago, Connecticut lost by 33 points against Louisville in a game that exposed every sort of liability and shortcoming the Huskies had. And now, here we are. If you don't believe in the power of believing, well, then...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  6. Previewing the East Region Sweet 16

    Dana O'Neil

    A look around the East Region ... IOWA STATE vs. UCONN What to watch: Tempo. The Cyclones like to go, go, go, and UConn is more content in the half court. Not that the Huskies can't push, but they may not have the firepower to match Iowa State ...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  7. Napier plays hero again for Huskies

    Dana O'Neil

    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- He started on the left side of the court, right in front of his own bench, and then dribbled toward the hoop, dragging his recently Biofreeze-soothed shin with him. One step, another and then Shabazz Napier scored on a scooped cir...

    Blog | March 23, 2014
  8. Napier relishes return to game he loves

    Dana O'Neil

    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- It was time to celebrate, to high-five and chest bump with his teammates. The game was over, the end a mere formality of nine more ticks on the clock. But instead of his celebrating his moment, the 89-81 overtime win, UConn guard ...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  9. Weekend Homework: Smith, Napier to tango

    Dana O'Neil

    The national player of the year race is all but over, the anointing of Doug McDermott a mere formality of ballot tabulation and news-release mailing. But tucked in the undercard, some of the conference POY races could very well end up a pick 'em. ...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Conference Power Rankings: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    Coaches love to say that, on any given night, a team can lose. Apparently the Big East would like to make that its motto. The league has become either strangely unpredictable or woefully unstable, depending on your point of view. What looked like ...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  12. Conference Power Rankings: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    Conference play always serves as the great revealer, separating the real teams from the pretenders and outing soft nonconference seasons for the record-padding fluff that they are. We've already seen a little separation in just the first week of t...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  13. Conference Power Rankings: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    The top of the league is rock-solid strong, with six nationally relevant programs in Syracuse, Louisville, Cincinnati, Georgetown, Notre Dame and, yes, I'm buying -- Pittsburgh. After that, things already are muddy. Connecticut is better than anyo...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  14. Syracuse as unselfish as it is deep

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- Three seats in on the bench, Scoop Jardine jumped around like a little kid -- high-fiving Michael Carter-Williams, motioning to his teammates on the court to get back on defense or to slow down the tempo. In other words, Jardine acted ...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  15. 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
  16. UConn at crossroads with Calhoun away

    Dana O'Neil

    And so now the onus falls directly where it should have been in the first place: on the Connecticut players. The unexpected news that Jim Calhoun is taking a leave of absence due to back pain leaves the Huskies standing at a pivotal crossroads. A ...

    Blog | February 03, 2012