• UConn Huskies Jan 21

    Martin Scores 27, No. 25 UConn Tops Butler Again, 75-56

    UConn coach Dan Hurley had been waiting to see Tyrese Martin catch fire. Martin scored 25 of his career-high 27 points in the second half, and No. 25 UConn beat Butler for the second time this week, 75-56 on Thursday night. “Tyrese’s performance in the second half was fantastic,” Hurley said. “We’ve been waiting for him to break out since…

  • UConn Huskies Jan 20

    Arbitrator: UConn Coach Ollie Improperly Fired; Owed $11M

    An arbitrator has ruled that UConn improperly fired former men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie and must pay him more than $11 million, Ollie’s lawyer said Thursday. Attorney Jacques Parenteau called Thursday’s ruling from arbitrator Mark Irvings a “total vindication” for Ollie, who was fired in the spring of 2018 after the school reported it was investigating numerous potential NCAA...

  • UConn Huskies Jan 18

    UConn Falls To Unranked Oregon 72-59

    Te-Hina Paopao had 22 points and eight rebounds as Oregon beat No. 9 Connecticut 72-59 on Monday. Sedona Prince added 14 points as Oregon (10-5, 2-1) won its second game against a Top-10 team in three days. The Ducks defeated seventh-ranked Arizona 68-66 in overtime on Saturday. “This was an enormous weekend,” UO coach Kelly Graves said. “Hopefully, this puts…

  • UConn Huskies Jan 15

    No. 10 UConn Beats Xavier for 165th Straight Conference Win

    Freshman Caroline Ducharme scored 20 points, Christyn Williams added 19 and No. 10 UConn routed Xavier 78-41 on Saturday to win its 165th straight conference game. Olivia Nelson-Ododa also filled up the stat sheet for UConn (9-3, 4-0 Big East), scoring 11 points, blocking eight shots, pulling down six rebounds and grabbing a career-high five steals. Little-used Piath Gabrial chipped…

  • uconn basketball Jan 12

    Rare Signs of Fragility For UConn Women's Basketball Dynasty

    UConn, the most dominant program in the history of women’s college basketball, is showing some signs of vulnerability. The 10th-ranked Huskies are just 7-3 this season and have had some of their more impressive winning streaks come to an end. A 57-44 loss to Georgia Tech last month was UConn’s first to an unranked opponent since 2012, a span...

  • UConn Huskies Jan 9

    No. 11 UConn Women Top Creighton 63-58 After Long Layoff

    Caroline Ducharme led a balanced attack with 17 points and 11th-ranked and depleted UConn defeated Creighton 63-55 on Sunday after a lengthy layoff. “She’s such a competitor,” Husky coach Geno Auriemma said. “She competes and she wants to be really, really good. Whatever she sets her mind to, it’s going to get done.” They need Ducharme and her five...

  • UConn Huskies Jan 8

    Richmond's Spree Helps No. 24 Seton Hall Beat UConn in OT

    Kadary Richmond scored 27 points, including 17 straight for No. 24 Seton Hall in the second half and then the go-ahead basket in overtime during a 90-87 win over Connecticut on Saturday. Jarden Rhoden had 15 points and six rebounds for Seton Hall (11-3, 2-2 Big East). He stole the ball from Tyrese Martin with 2.6 seconds left in OT…

  • uconn basketball Dec 22, 2021

    Martin, Cole Propel UConn Past Marquette 78-70

    Tyrese Martin tossed in a career-high 25 points, R.J. Cole scored 20 as UConn turned back Marquette 78-70 in Big East Conference play on Tuesday night. Martin sank 9 of 16 shots from the floor and added six rebounds for the Huskies (10-3, 1-1). Cole hit 7 of 12 shots and handed out seven assists. Andre Jackson pitched in with…

  • UConn Huskies Dec 20, 2021

    UConn Out of Women's AP Top 10 For 1st Time in 16 Years

    UConn’s record 16-year run in the top 10 is over. The Huskies fell four spots to No. 11 in The Associated Press women’s college basketball poll Monday after losing to Louisville a day earlier. UConn had been ranked among the first 10 teams in the poll for 313 straight weeks dating back to March 7, 2005, when the team was also 11th. That’s...

  • UConn Huskies Dec 19, 2021

    No. 6 Louisville Outlasts No. 7 UConn 69-64 in HOF Showcase

    Hailey Van Lith scored 10 of her 16 points in the fourth quarter and No. 6 Louisville outlasted No. 7 UConn 69-64 in the Women’s Hall of Fame Showcase on Sunday. Kianna Smith also scored 16 points Cardinals (10-1), who trailed for much of the game, but outscored the shorthanded Huskies (6-3) 27-19 over the final 10 minutes. Ahlana Smith…

  • uconn basketball Dec 13, 2021

    UConn Drops to No. 7, Lowest Spot in Top 25 Since 2007

    UConn dropped four spots to No. 7 in the women’s AP Top 25 released Monday, its lowest ranking in 14 years after losing its first game against an unranked team since 2012. The Huskies fell to Georgia Tech last week in its first game without sophomore star Paige Bueckers, who is sidelined for at least six weeks with a tibial…

  • UConn Huskies Dec 12, 2021

    Cole, No. 15 UConn Beat St. Bonaventure 74-64

    R.J. Cole scored 15 points and No. 15 Connecticut surged midway through the second half to beat St. Bonaventure 74-64 on Saturday. Akok Akok added 12 points and Jordan Hawkins had 11 for UConn (9-2). “I just had to step it up. Coach has been hard on me at practice. Told me to raise my intensity,” Akok said. “So just…

  • Paige Bueckers Dec 12, 2021

    UConn Star Bueckers Considering Surgery on Injured Left Leg

    UConn star Paige Bueckers is considering surgery to repair the left leg fracture she suffered a week ago, which may mean missing more time than originally expected. Coach Geno Auriemma said Saturday that Bueckers is in the process of getting more medical opinions on how to proceed. The reigning national player of the year fractured her left tibia at the…

  • UConn Huskies Dec 11, 2021

    No. 3 UConn Women Avoid 1st 2-Game Skid Since '93, Top UCLA

    Third-ranked UConn struggled again without star Paige Bueckers but managed to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time since 1993, holding off UCLA 71-61 Saturday. Dorka Juhasz shot 5 of 5 for 16 points with 16 rebounds and Evina Westbrook added 17 points, seven assists and seven rebounds for the Huskies (6-2). UCLA (5-3) trailed 65-51 with 1:20 left before…

  • UConn Huskies Dec 10, 2021

    Ga Tech Shuts Down No. 3 UConn 57-44 With Bueckers Sidelined

    Georgia Tech shut down No. 3 UConn in its first game since an injury to reigning national player of the year Paige Bueckers, defeating the Huskies 57-44 in a defensive slugfest Thursday night. With both teams struggling to muster offense, the game was tied at halftime (28-28) and at the end of the third quarter (39-39). But Georgia Tech (7-2)…

  • UConn Huskies Dec 5, 2021

    Bueckers Scores 22 But Injured in UConn Win Over Irish

    UConn won its rivalry game against Notre Dame but may have lost last year’s national player of the year to a knee injury in the process. Paige Bueckers scored 22 points before going down with just seconds left in No. 2 UConn’s 73-54 victory over No. 24 Notre Dame on Sunday. Bueckers, who is averaging a little more than 20…

  • UConn Huskies Dec 5, 2021

    Cole Leads Shorthanded UConn in 88-59 Rout of Grambling St.

    No. 17 UConn got a chance to show its depth on Saturday, playing without two injured starters who will be sidelined for the next several weeks. R.J. Cole scored 18 points and freshman Jordan Hawkins added 15 to step up and help the Huskies rout Grambling State 88-59. Isaiah Whaley had 12 points and eight rebounds, and Akok Akok chipped…

  • Paige Bueckers Nov 29, 2021

    UConn's Paige Bueckers Becomes First-Ever College Athlete to Sign Deal With Gatorade

    UConn basketball star Paige Bueckers has signed a sponsorship deal with Gatorade, becoming the first-ever college athlete to sign with the sports drink brand. Gatorade and Bueckers made the announcement Monday. Bueckers, the 2019-2020 Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year, inked the name, image, and likeness (NIL) deal thanks to a change in NCAA rules surrounding college athletes….

  • UConn Football Nov 27, 2021

    Tune Throws for 4 TDs, Leads No. 19 Houston Over UConn 45-17

    Clayton Tune threw for 301 yards and four touchdowns Saturday as No. 19 Houston tuned up for next week’s American Athletic Conference championship game with a 45-17 win over UConn. Nathaniel Dell caught two touchdowns and Jake Herslow and Jeremy Singleton each topped 100 receiving yards to go with a TD apiece for Houston (11-1, 8-0 American), which plays at…

  • UConn Huskies Nov 27, 2021

    No. 22 UConn Beats VCU 70-63 in OT for 3rd at Atlantis

    Isaiah Whaley heard the whistle and saw the ball go through the basket, then turned to immediately punch the padded stanchion with each hand. Then, in rapid-fire succession, the UConn graduate forward twice slammed his forehead into the pads under the basket. The outburst of emotion followed a drama-filled few days at the Battle 4 Atlantis, both for the 22nd-ranked…

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