HUSKIES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/HUSKIES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Women’s basketball: UConn trounces Notre Dame for record ninth national title http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57792630-77/uconn-0-0-dame-notre.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57792630-77/uconn-0-0-dame-notre.html.csp">Women’s basketball: UConn trounces Notre Dame for record ninth national title</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Doug Feinberg</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T22:56:00.005-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 10:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nashville, Tenn. • Geno Auriemma and Connecticut stand alone in women’s college basketball, and they reached the top in unprecedented fashion. The Huskies routed Notre Dame 79-58 in the first championship game featuring undefeated teams, winning their record ninth national title. Auriemma broke a tie with Pat Summitt and Tennessee for most all-time, doing it in her backyard. Breanna Stewart, who was The Associated Press Player of the Year, scored 21 points to lead the Huskies (40-0) while Stefan...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577926302014-04-08T22:56:00.005-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-08T22:56:00.005-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57792630@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:56:00 MDT NCAA Tournament: Huskies again star in the underdog role http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57791308-77/huskies-national-title-uconn.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57791308-77/huskies-national-title-uconn.html.csp">NCAA Tournament: Huskies again star in the underdog role</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN MARSHALL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Basketball Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T16:58:04.078-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 04:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Arlington, Texas • The Connecticut Huskies lost their coach, their teammates, their chance to play at the NCAA tournament for a year. They were castoffs, unwanted mutts without a home, told they had no chance. Well, look who’s woofing now. Playing with a chip-on-their-shoulder mentality and poise down the stretch, UConn starred in the underdog role for the second time in four years, knocking off Kentucky 60-54 Monday night in North Texas. “It feels so good to prove the world wrong,” UConn junior...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577913082014-04-09T16:58:04.078-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-09T16:58:04.078-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57791308@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:58:04 MDT UConn celebrates 1 national hoops title, eyes 2nd http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57790656-77/national-championship-title-campus.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57790656-77/national-championship-title-campus.html.csp">UConn celebrates 1 national hoops title, eyes 2nd</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAT EATON-ROBB</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T16:58:04.512-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 04:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Storrs, Conn. • The University of Connecticut men’s basketball team plans to fly back home with the national championship that will be celebrated at a campus rally on Tuesday just hours before the women’s team plays for the national title. The Huskies beat Kentucky 60-54 in Arlington, Texas, to win the men’s NCAA title game Monday night, their fourth national championship. The team is expected to return to the Storrs campus at about 5 p.m. Tuesday, when a rally is planned at Gampel Pavilion. Gam...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577906562014-04-09T16:58:04.512-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-09T16:58:04.512-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57790656@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:58:04 MDT Kevin Ollie is champion coach in second season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57787786-77/coach-ollie-game-kentucky.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57787786-77/coach-ollie-game-kentucky.html.csp">Kevin Ollie is champion coach in second season</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By jim o’connell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T23:30:40.53-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 11:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Arlington, Texas • It’s not that Kevin Ollie looked uncomfortable sitting on a stool in front of the Connecticut bench. It’s just that he looked a lot more comfortable in a defensive stance exhorting the Huskies in the national championship game. That’s how he spent the majority of the biggest game of his short college coaching career Monday night, a 60-54 victory over Kentucky. Right on the sideline. In some plays he looked like a sixth Connecticut defender. He was wearing a suit with a tie. Wh...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577877862014-04-07T23:30:40.53-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-07T23:30:40.53-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57787786@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 23:30:40 MDT Kentucky and Connecticut create unlikely title-game matchup http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57782636-77/kentucky-uconn-wildcats-monday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57782636-77/kentucky-uconn-wildcats-monday.html.csp">Kentucky and Connecticut create unlikely title-game matchup</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tony Jones | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T17:15:39.123-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 05:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Now there are two. In terms of seeding, Connecticut and Kentucky represent the most unlikely national title game in history. Never had a No. 8 seed made it to Monday night to face a No. 7, and if the Wildcats do prevail, they will tie Villanova for the lowest seed to ever win the NCAA Tournament. But let’s hold on before we send out the Cinderella slippers. Kentucky and UConn are both among the blue bloods of college basketball, and both rosters are stocked with high school All-Americans and fut...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57782636@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:15:39 MDT Women’s basketball: Notre Dame to face UConn for title http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57783225-77/dame-notre-huskies-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57783225-77/dame-notre-huskies-game.html.csp">Women’s basketball: Notre Dame to face UConn for title</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T17:15:38.55-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 05:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nashville, Tenn. • The Connecticut Huskies are back in a very familiar position, undefeated and playing for a national championship. They’ll be going for an unprecedented ninth national championship after Breanna Stewart scored 18 points and the Huskies advanced to another title game with a 75-56 win against Stanford on Sunday night. It wasn’t easy early, though the Huskies (39-0) did their part in setting up the highly anticipated championship showdown of undefeated teams. They will square off ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577832252014-04-08T17:15:38.55-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-08T17:15:38.55-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57783225@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:15:38 MDT NCAA Final Four: UConn beats top-seed Florida, 63-53 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57776810-77/florida-huskies-game-points.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57776810-77/florida-huskies-game-points.html.csp">NCAA Final Four: UConn beats top-seed Florida, 63-53</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By jim o’connell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T23:10:38.944-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 11:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Arlington, Texas • Connecticut didn’t wait for the final buzzer to beat Florida this time. The Huskies, the seventh seed in the East Regional, had an outstanding game on both ends of the court to beat overall No. 1 seed Florida 63-53 on Saturday night. The win ended Florida’s 30-game winning streak, which began after the Huskies beat the Gators 65-64 on Dec. 2 on a buzzer-beating jumper by Shabazz Napier. Napier helped seal this game with about 2 minutes to play when he made two free throws for ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577768102014-04-05T23:10:38.944-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-05T23:10:38.944-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57776810@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 23:10:38 MDT NCAA Final Four: UConn 63, Florida 53 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57780019-77/napier-boatright-daniels-florida.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57780019-77/napier-boatright-daniels-florida.html.csp">NCAA Final Four: UConn 63, Florida 53</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN MARSHALL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Basketball Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T17:15:24.214-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 05:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">ARLINGTON, Texas • Connecticut will not ride a one-man gang into the national championship game this time. Shabazz Napier is still the leader, but DeAndre Daniels and Ryan Boatright have taken their turns in charge. Daniels carried UConn out of an early funk to finish with 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Boatright gave the Huskies a lift at both ends in a 63-53 victory over Florida in the Final Four Saturday night “I just wanted to step up big time,” Daniels said. He did — and so did Boatright. T...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577800192014-04-08T17:15:24.214-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-08T17:15:24.214-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57780019@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:15:24 MDT NCAA Tournament: Returning Huskies lead way for UConn http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57776287-77/uconn-huskies-season-ncaa.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57776287-77/uconn-huskies-season-ncaa.html.csp">NCAA Tournament: Returning Huskies lead way for UConn</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN MARSHALL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T22:26:34.83-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 10:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Arlington, Texas • They could have left, gone someplace new to get a fresh start. No one would have blamed them. The iconic coach who recruited them was gone. Playing in the NCAA tournament, the carrot for every player, was not an option, at least for another year. Some of their teammates had already left, to the NBA and other schools. For the five who stayed, leaving was never an option — and the best thing that could have happened to UConn’s basketball program. “I’m glad these guys believed i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577762872014-04-04T22:26:34.83-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-04T22:26:34.83-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57776287@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 22:26:34 MDT NCAA: UConn’s Napier trying to shed Walker’s shadow http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57774280-77/napier-walker-uconn-huskies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57774280-77/napier-walker-uconn-huskies.html.csp">NCAA: UConn’s Napier trying to shed Walker’s shadow</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN MARSHALL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T17:26:56.322-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 05:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Arlington, Texas • Shabazz Napier can shoot, drive and dish, hit big shots, pick off passes, carry a team down the stretch of a game and a season. Sounds an awful lot like another recent Connecticut star: Kemba Walker. Playing with the poise and confidence he learned from his mentor three years ago, Napier has followed Walker’s footsteps but created his own path while leading the Huskies back to the Final Four. “He’s really smart, knows when to go, when to pass,” Florida coach Billy Donovan said...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577742802014-04-05T17:26:56.322-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-05T17:26:56.322-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57774280@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 17:26:56 MDT March Madness: UConn upsets Michigan St 60-54, back to Final Four http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57750149-77/michigan-napier-state-uconn.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57750149-77/michigan-napier-state-uconn.html.csp">March Madness: UConn upsets Michigan St 60-54, back to Final Four</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RACHEL COHEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T23:37:03.505-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 11:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Shabazz Napier owed UConn. He could have transferred when academic sanctions barred the Huskies from the NCAA tournament his junior season. But the guard wanted to pay back the school for the joy of a national title his freshman year, for his struggles as a sophomore. Napier sure did that Sunday, carrying UConn back to the Final Four in front of thousands of roaring Huskies fans at Madison Square Garden. He scored 17 of his 25 points in the second half in a 60-54 upset of fourth-seede...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577501492014-03-30T23:37:03.505-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-30T23:37:03.505-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57750149@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:37:03 MDT Beeston, Hamson go out strong http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57745506-88/byu-beeston-half-cougars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57745506-88/byu-beeston-half-cougars.html.csp">Beeston, Hamson go out strong</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T23:45:02.769-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 11:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lincoln, Neb. • Kim Beeston didn’t know it would be her last college game. Not at the time. Most expected it to be. It might have occurred to her before facing No. 1-ranked UConn that BYU’s season would soon be over. But on her last night in a Cougars uniform, the senior guard made the nation wonder how far BYU could go. For a half, her last night didn’t look like her last, as the Cougars kept stride with the Huskies. “More than just hitting shots was just knowing how well we played together in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57745506@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 23:45:02 MDT BYU women’s basketball: Speed-up twists game in UConn’s favor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57745486-77/byu-uconn-cougars-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57745486-77/byu-uconn-cougars-game.html.csp">BYU women’s basketball: Speed-up twists game in UConn’s favor</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T23:44:33.763-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 11:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lincoln, Neb. • In the week leading into BYU’s matchup with Connecticut, the Cougars said if they played their game, they could stun the top-ranked Huskies. In the first half, they did. In the second half, they didn’t. BYU thrived in the half-court game against UConn, winding down the clock and forcing clunky attempts on defense. But a tempo change put the Cougars out of their comfort zone and ended up being a big advantage in UConn’s 70-51 win on Saturday afternoon. A few fast-break points an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57745486@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 23:44:33 MDT BYU basketball: Cougars fall in upset bid against UConn (VIDEO) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57747378-88/byu-cougars-game-uconn.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57747378-88/byu-cougars-game-uconn.html.csp">BYU basketball: Cougars fall in upset bid against UConn (VIDEO)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T14:10:34.996-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 02:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lincoln, Neb. • For 24 minutes, BYU was not just a 12 seed. The Cougars weren’t Cinderella, or just happy to be in the Sweet 16. They were a contender, trading body blows with the nation’s best team. For 24 minutes, it wasn’t David vs. Goliath — just two basketball teams scrapping to survive. It fell apart for BYU — slowly at first, but surely — as top-ranked, undefeated Connecticut eventually topped the upstart Cougars, 70-51. BYU put up a fight to remember in a game few thought it could compet...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57747378@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 14:10:34 MDT BYU basketball: Cougars need monumental effort vs. UConn http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57744485-88/byu-uconn-cougars-win.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57744485-88/byu-uconn-cougars-win.html.csp">BYU basketball: Cougars need monumental effort vs. UConn</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T22:12:34.87-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 10:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lincoln, Neb. • Friday must’ve felt very much like a ceremonial pat on the back for BYU. Great run. You had a great season. Too bad about tomorrow. The early obituaries are almost certainly in. Most don’t expect the 12-seeded Cougars to have a chance on Saturday. The media milling around No. 1 Connecticut’s practice dwarfed that of BYU, which is presumed to lay down for the undefeated Huskies to continue a run to their ninth national title. The Cougars wouldn’t be in Lincoln, wouldn’t be in the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57744485@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 22:12:34 MDT NCAA women’s tournament: For UConn, dominance starts with ‘D’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57740784-88/espn-uconn-game-defense.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57740784-88/espn-uconn-game-defense.html.csp">NCAA women’s tournament: For UConn, dominance starts with ‘D’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAT EATON-ROBB</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T20:52:20.942-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 08:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Storrs, Conn. • Connecticut’s opponents spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to slow the Huskies’ offense. A bigger challenge may be finding a way to score on the nation’s top-ranked women’s team. UConn (36-0) goes into Saturday’s regional semifinal against BYU (28-6) holding opponents to an average of 47 points a game. The next best defense, Presbyterian, gave up 53.5 this season. The Huskies also are at the top of the list when it comes to shooting defense, with opponents making just 3...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577407842014-03-27T20:52:20.942-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-27T20:52:20.942-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57740784@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:52:20 MDT Women’s NCAA Tournament: No. 1 UConn wins 42nd straight game http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57731130-77/uconn-ncaa-huskies-tournament.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57731130-77/uconn-ncaa-huskies-tournament.html.csp">Women’s NCAA Tournament: No. 1 UConn wins 42nd straight game</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T23:30:24.651-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 11:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Storrs, Conn. • Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis has struggled this season with injury and illness. But everything felt fine on Tuesday night. UConn’s 6-foot junior scored 20 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and had 10 assists to lead the Huskies (36-0) to a 91-52 rout of Saint Joseph’s in the second round of the NCAA tournament. It was the second triple double for UConn this year, the third in program history, and just the 14th in the history of the women’s NCAA tournament. “I’m fine now,” said Mosqueda-L...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577311302014-03-25T23:30:24.651-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-25T23:30:24.651-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57731130@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 23:30:24 MDT NCAA Tournament: UConn 89, St. Joseph’s 81 (OT) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57710276-77/overtime-joseph-tournament-daniels.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57710276-77/overtime-joseph-tournament-daniels.html.csp">NCAA Tournament: UConn 89, St. Joseph’s 81 (OT)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN WAWROW</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Sports Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T16:39:09.89-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 04:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BUFFALO, N.Y. • Shabazz Napier shook off a miss at the second-half buzzer to score nine of his 24 points in overtime and lead seventh-seeded Connecticut to a 89-81 win over Saint Joseph’s in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday. DeAndre Daniels scored 18 while freshman center Amida Brimah forced overtime by completing a three-point play in the final minute for UConn (27-8). The Huskies won their first tournament game under coach Kevin Ollie, who took over two years ago after Jim C...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577102762014-03-21T16:39:09.89-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-21T16:39:09.89-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57710276@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:39:09 MDT Utah basketball: Onwas’ defense critical in Utes’ win http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57672843-89/utah-onwas-huskies-utes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57672843-89/utah-onwas-huskies-utes.html.csp">Utah basketball: Onwas’ defense critical in Utes’ win</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tony Jones</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-12T21:00:21.137-06:00">Updated Mar 12, 2014 09:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Las Vegas • Princeton Onwas toed the free-throw line late in Utah’s 67-61 win over Washington on Wednesday. A 43 percent foul shooter, pretty much every Utes fan knew what was about to happen. Onwas missed both. Normally a coach would get a bad shooter off the floor, especially in the last five minutes of a game. But Onwas wasn’t going anywhere. His defense on C.J. Wilcox was simply too valuable. A 6-foot-5 junior, Onwas harassed Wilcox all the way around MGM Grand Arena, forcing him into a 4-of...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57672843@www.sltrib.com Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:00:21 MDT Utah women’s basketball: Utes take on home Huskies in Pac-12 first round http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57644667-89/utah-washington-huskies-pac.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57644667-89/utah-washington-huskies-pac.html.csp">Utah women’s basketball: Utes take on home Huskies in Pac-12 first round</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lya Wodraska</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-08T20:29:14.06-06:00">Updated Mar 8, 2014 08:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seattle • Utah’s 11th-seeded women’s basketball team hopes it can make amends for two close losses to Washington in the regular season by upsetting the Huskies in the Pac-12 Tournament on Thursday night. The Utes (11-18, 4-14) take on the Huskies (17-12, 10-8) at 9:30 p.m. in a game televised by the Pac-12 Networks. Utah lost to Washington 53-52 in overtime in January and 67-66 in February. Washington’s Kelsey Plum and Jazmine Davis led the Huskies in those wins, with Plum averaging 16.5 points ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57644667@www.sltrib.com Sat, 08 Mar 2014 20:29:14 MDT