UConn beat up No. 19 Memphis last night, and will face No. 13 Cincinatti in the semi-finals of the AAC Tournament. After the game, ESPN’s Andy Katz interviewed UConn head coach Kevin Ollie, many of his players deciding it would best if they got in on the interview as well.
The post UConn players videobomb Kevin Ollie after Memphis win appeared first on Diehardsport.
After a win in their conference tournament, the entire UConn Huskies team videobombed head coach Kevin Ollie's post-game interview.
The Garden is still the The Garden but it will be a little different for the next four days. Memphis knows how to host basketball tournaments but the town has never hosted a conference tournament like this one.
It was March 8, 2013, when the Big East conference announced its formal plans of separation. The seven Catholic schools in the league, many of which had been with the league...
Jared Wickerham – Getty Images
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT (24-6, 12-5)
Head Coach: Kevin Ollie – 2nd Year @ at UConn (Career HC Record: 44-16)
Ollie took over for the long tenured Jim Calhoun who led UConn to three National Championships (’99, ’04, ’11) in his 26 years at the helm. Ollie spent 18 years in the NBA with 12 teams after a successful college career at UConn...
The Huskies weren't expecting any less, or any more. They knew the kind of game Cincinnati would make it, and they were ready to rumble.
"I told them it was going to be 90 percent punches and 10 percent plays," coach Kevin Ollie said Saturday, raspy voice and all following UConn's 51-45 victory over the 11th-ranked Bearcats before 16,294 at the XL Center. "...
As the regular season winds down, UConn's opportunities to define — or redefine — itself are dwindling.
"We'll get there," coach Kevin Ollie said after the Huskies' stinging 64-55 loss to Southern Methodist on Sunday. "We do it in spurts, but we have to do it 40 minutes to beat a good team like SMU."
The Huskies, Ollie said, would get back to...
A more distinct tone could not be set for a basketball game. UConn's first 11 possessions ended with five missed shots and six turnovers.
"The crowd's supposed to stand up 'til we make our first shot," Ryan Boatright said. "It seemed like they were standing forever."
Not until Phil Nolan put in a layup, after some 6:14 had elapsed, did the Huskies...
Shabazz Napier scored only two points in the first half and finished the game shooting 3 for 11 from the field. Connecticut coach Kevin Ollie was never worried about his star guard.
Napier finished with 17 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists as the 21st-ranked Huskies denied Temple its second straight upset over a nationally ranked team with a 68-55 victory Thursday night.
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago
Shabazz Napier's most recent performance only solidified Kevin Ollie's opinion that the senior is the nation's best guard. The Connecticut coach can also refer to Napier's stellar showing in the team's first meeting with Temple.
The 21st-ranked Huskies seek a fourth straight victory by knocking off the upset-minded Owls on the road Thursday night.
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago
It's a phrase that UConn coach Kevin Ollie uses often to begin making a point:
"You guys don't see it, but …"
He has been using it more and more to make points about Phil Nolan, who is becoming the unofficial chairman of the Huskies' "committee" of big men, leaving his fingerprints on UConn victories in ways that are sometimes obvious, but often...
The South Florida Bulls look to pick up their first win against a ranked opponent on Wednesday against the No. 24 Connecticut Huskies at 7:00 p.m. on ESPN2. USFNation.com previews Kevin Ollie's squad, who's won four of their last five games.
The past week has brought about a couple of major headlines, including a verbal pledge from William Jackson (Athens, GA/Athens Christian School), a de-committment by Camron Justice (Hindman, KY/Knott County Central), and an announcement date for Rashad Vaughn (Robbinsdale, MN/Findlay Prep). Below is an analysis of the moves made by both Jackson and Justice, and what it means for...
UConn head coach Kevin Ollie was ejected from a loss to Louisville on Saturday night after a controversial no-call went the Cardinals’ way. With roughly 13 minutes remaining in the game and the Huskies trailing by nine, UConn’s Niels Giffey gave a shot fake that appeared to draw a blatant foul. The whistle never blew. […]
One of the best things about the University of Louisville’s 76-64 win over UConn Saturday is that all the talk about signature wins over quality opponents will go away. UConn was a great opponent playing on its home court.
The last regular season game between the men’s team at Storrs, Conn., will be remembered for a lot of reasons, among them the abrupt departure of UConn Coach...
((HT: ESPN))UConn head coach Kevin Ollie wasn't too long for the floor in the second half tonight in the game against Louisville...Here's the outburst...The technicals were way quick...And, apparently, Ollie went all big-eyed over the quickness and had to be restrained...Should be interesting if Ollie gets really suspended over this one...
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT (14-3, 2-2)
Head Coach: Kevin Ollie – 2nd Year @ at UConn (Career HC Record: 34-13)
Ollie took over for the long tenured Jim Calhoun who led UConn to three National Championships (’99, ’04, ’11) in his 26 years at the helm. Ollie spent 18 years in the NBA with 12 teams after a successful college career at UConn.
2012-2013 Season: 20-10 (10-8,...
A “Blue Out” has been declared at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Conn., when the University of Louisville basketball battles the UConn Huskies Saturday at 9 p.m.
Also, all fans will receive a free “Olliewood” T-shirt in honor of Coach Kevin Ollie, a UConn grad from the early nineties and a former NBA performer.
Louisville and UConn first met in the 2000-01 season, a game which...
Connecticut coach Kevin Ollie believes his team showed its toughness by getting back on track with a difficult road win.
Now he's hoping the Huskies continue to make strides offensively with one last chance to do some fine-tuning before the start of their inaugural American Athletic Conference slate.
In the program's first home game away from Storrs or Hartford since 1987...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2013
The Connecticut men’s basketball team is eligible for post season play this year, and second year head coach Kevin Ollie has the group looking like Connecticut teams of old.
Of course the staple of any great Huskies team is a point guard, and UConn may have the best pure guard in america in Shabazz Napier.
The senior from Roxbury, Mass., leads the undefeated Huskies in points,...
NEW YORK — Kevin Ollie, Shabazz Napier (27 points, five rebounds) and Ryan Boatwright (nine points, four rebounds) met with the media following Connecticut’s 59-58 win over Indiana in the championship of the 2K Sports Classic at Madison Square Garden. Watch their postgame comments in the media player below:The post Video: Kevin Ollie, UConn players react to IU win appeared first...
Connecticut coach Kevin Ollie wasn't overly impressed with his team's offensive execution in the opener of the 2K Sports Champions Classic, but it held onto the ball enough to earn a hard-fought victory.
That may have Ollie and the rest of the coaching staff a little winded when the Huskies return home.
No. 18 UConn seeks a more complete performance as it faces unbeaten...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2013
Kevin Ollie and Shabazz Napier/cbssports.com
The 2013-14 season starts at the Barclay's Center on Friday as the Maryland Terrapins take on the UConn Huskies in a battle of two programs that have been to the mountaintop, but are looking to establish their identity with two coaches that replaced legends in their respective programs. The Terps are in their last year in the ACC...
The University of Connnecticut says freshman Kentan Facey has been granted a waiver to play this season by the NCAA, which was looking into eligibility issues related to his schooling in Jamaica.
The 6-foot-9 forward had left the island's British education system to attend his final two years of high school at Long Island Lutheran High School.
The NCAA was looking into whether...
Via AP on Fox
October 25, 2013
For more preseason coverage of the 2013-14 college basketball season click here.
Some of the most impressive coaching from the 2012-13 college basketball season came from Connecticut's Kevin Ollie. He led the Huskies to a 20-10 record in the face APR sanctions that kept them out of the Big East and NCAA tournaments. Not only did Ollie have to follow in the footsteps of retired...
Connecticut's men's basketball team, which was forced to sit out of last year's postseason because it failed to meet NCAA academic requirements in years past, has submitted a perfect academic progress rate for last season.
The score, which covers the 2012-13 school year, won't be official until the NCAA comes out with its annual academic progress report in May. But...
Via AP on Fox
October 11, 2013