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Napier leads UConn past Kentucky in NCAA men's basketball title game

Connecticut led buzzer-to-buzzer and staved off a late comeback bid by Kentucky to win the NCAA national championship game 60-54.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Hartford Courant

UConn Recruit Daniel Hamilton Talks About Commitment To Huskies

Daniel Hamilton and DeAndre Daniels, both LA kids, go way back. When UConn won the national championship, Hamilton texted his congratulations.

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The Charlotte Observer

Purvis enjoyed UConn's ride to NCAA title

The NCAA doesn't allow transfers to travel with the team, so Rodney Purvis missed Connecticut's first two road trips in the NCAA tournament.

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Sentinel & Enterprise

NCAA approves expanded meal allowance

The move occurred eight days after Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier complained during the Final Four that he sometimes went to bed "starving" because he couldn't afford food.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

News Times

Obama praises UConn's dominance

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, center, Connecticut women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma, left, and men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie celebrate UConn's titles in the NCAA women's and men's tournaments, during a rally at the State Capitol in Hartford, Conn., on Sunday, April 13, 2014.

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The Indianapolis Star

NCAA committee approves expanded meal allowanceNCAA committee...

If approved by the board of directors April 24, Division I schools could provide unlimited meals and snacks to everyone who plays a college sport, including walk-ons.

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Rant Sports

2014 NBA Draft: Boston Celtics Should Target Shabazz Napier

After suffering all season, fans have high expectations for the Boston Celtics this offseason and hope the rebuilding phase is short lived.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

New Jersey Herald

Napier brings it home for UConn

Shabazz Napier walked slowly through the hallway of the stadium - the tears still drying, the twine from the cut-down net still hanging around his neck.

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USA Today

John Calipari explains his mystery tweak at last

By the time the University of Kentucky's basketball team had arrived in Texas for the Final Four, coach John Calipari's mystery tweak had lost some of its mystique.

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BleacherReport

College Basketball Seniors Most Likely to Lead Their Team to a Title in 2014-15

Shabazz Napier capped off a phenomenal UConn career with a national title as a senior, and a similar story could be on the way in 2014-15.

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The Afro American Newspaper

Should UConn's Coach Kevin Ollie Jump to the NBA?

It didn't take long for UConn coach Kevin Ollie to make a big splash at his former stomping grounds.

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Victorville Daily Press

Prepare to Win: Pray you're not the prey

Winology is both a science and an art. When you employ science, you operate via a plan and stick to it.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Over 200,000 cheer UConn champion basketball teams

A Victory Parade and Rally for the UConn Men's and Women's Basketball teams in downtown Hartford, Conn.

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The Hartford Courant

Estimated 200,000 Crowd Hartford Streets For UConn Parade

The city celebrated the UConn men's and women's basketball teams' national championships Sunday with a victory parade through downtown, and it was one of the biggest parties Hartford has ever seen.

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Oredigger

March Madness Recap

Another year, another tournament that epitomizes the name 'March Madness'. The seventh seeded Connecticut Huskies defeated the number eight seed Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in one of the more improbable tournament final matchups to date, claiming their third national championship in the past ten years and fourth overall.

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The Day

UConn coach, star align: Ollie and Napier share 'hearts as big as this room'

UConn coach Kevin Ollie kisses guard Shabazz Napier after the team's victory over Kentucky, 60-54, in the NCAA championship game Monday.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

WLBT-TV Jackson

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Connecticut and Kentucky couldn't have met in last year's championship game and few people gave them a chance to be in this year's.

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TSN.ca

Strickland: Winds of change in the air for NCAA, its athletes

I thoroughly enjoyed March Madness, both the men's and women's versions. For three weeks in the early days of the spring season, I renew my subscription with college basketball and am edutained on all things March Madness.

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The Hartford Courant

Out of Nowhere: That Finish Line Was a Long Way Away For UConn Men

UConn 's preseason work was done. The jog around campus, the grueling early practices, first night, the hard-to-watch exhibition games were all finished.

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Connecticut Post

Kevin Duffy's top 10 UConn men's players

APRIL 07: Shabazz Napier #13 of the Connecticut Huskies celebrates on the court after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.

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