April 3, 2009 |
A.J. stands for Anthony Jordan. "I wanted to name him after the two greatest basketball players alive," Inga Price said of Connecticut's A.J. Price, breaking into a conspiratorial giggle. "That's his daddy and Michael Jordan." She was a point guard for Morgan State. Tony Price led Penn to the 1979 Final Four in Salt Lake City, where the Quakers fell to Magic Johnson and Michigan State. Yet it turns out basketball didn't bring Tony and Inga Price together. Insurance did.
March 29, 2009 |
It wasn't a short, sweet, four-game, two-week trip to college basketball's grand stage. It wasn't as simple as winning two games in Philadelphia, two more in Arizona, throwing on some hats, doing a few dances, grabbing a trophy and moving on to Detroit. But Connecticut, single-minded and tenacious, is back in the Final Four for the third time. On Saturday afternoon at cavernous University of Phoenix Stadium, the top-seeded Huskies outlasted No.
March 14, 2009 |
It was long past midnight, headed for 2 a.m., when Syracuse guard Jonny Flynn sat on the podium and gave some thought to his lower appendages. "I can't even feel my legs right now," Flynn said. Flynn had played 67 minutes in the longest game in Big East Conference history, a tournament quarterfinal that had begun at 9:36 p.m. Thursday, ended at 1:22 a.m. Friday and provided 3 hours and 46 minutes of most remarkable college basketball.
April 7, 2008 |
TAMPA, Fla. -- Candice Wiggins put her name in the record books with her scoring ability this season. She lifted the Stanford women's basketball team into the NCAA finals by excelling across the board. Wiggins scored a team-high 25 points Sunday afternoon against top-seeded Connecticut, but it was also her rebounding and ballhandling abilities that made the difference in the 82-73 victory at the St.
February 6, 2008 |
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers Coach C. Vivian Stringer could think of only one way to describe Epiphanny Prince's night against No. 1 Connecticut. "I don't think her game was anything less than spectacular," Stringer said. Prince scored 27 of her career-high 33 points in the second half and No. 7 Rutgers handed Connecticut its first loss of the season, 73-71, on Tuesday.
March 26, 2006 |
Every instinct says today will be it for George Mason. Thanks for the charming story, and glad the bus ride back to Fairfax, Va., won't be long. It would be one of the greatest upsets in NCAA tournament history if George Mason were to defeat top-seeded Connecticut today in the Washington Regional final to reach the Final Four.