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Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 12, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Mache Celebrates UConn Women’s Title With Custom Nike Kobe 9 Elites

Nike Kobe 9 Elite

Geno Auriemma and the UConn women won yet another basketball championship this year and to celebrate, famed sneaker artist Mache presented them with some custom Nike Kobe 9 Elites. Made specifically for Auriemma, they are meant to honor the program’s ninth title and feature special words and phrases such as “Conquer and dominate”, his personal wine and restaurant, 9 championships and “Philly raised”. Read More »

College / Apr 8, 2014 / 1:00 pm

5 Schools With The Best Chance Of Winning The NCAA Title Next Year

Marcus Paige

This year, the NCAA tournament was special and was nothing short of amazing. From heartbreakers, thrillers, dances and game-winners, this tournament had it all. You have to give props to what Kevin Ollie and UConn accomplished after a year removed from participating in any kind of postseason, beating Kentucky for the national championship. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 8, 2014 / 11:15 am

Nike’s Limited Edition UConn National Championship Collection

Nike--UConn National Champs

No one saw this coming. After a year off from the NCAA tournament, and an up-and-down roller coaster season that included an absolute thumping at the hands of Louisville, the UConn Huskies weren’t supposed to make a deep run in the tournament, let alone win the whole thing. Read More »

instagram, Smack / Apr 8, 2014 / 10:30 am

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Loses Bet With Kemba Walker, Wears UConn Shirt

Kemba Walker, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

I almost never make playful sporting bets with my friends anymore because I never win. It seems Michael Kidd-Gilchrist might suffer from the same affliction. He watched last night’s championship game with former UConn stud and current Charlotte teammate Kemba Walker and when it was all over, his point guard made MKG rock a UConn t-shirt. Cold-blooded. Read More »

College / Apr 7, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Don’t Hate: Kentucky Will Win The NCAA Championship

Julius Randle

It wasn’t too long ago that John Calipari’s young freshmen lost back-to-back games late in the season. The Wildcats had fallen out of the Top 25 for the first time all season and the No. 1-ranked team in the preseason polls was an afterthought as the Madness began. It wasn’t until losing the SEC Championship Game did the ‘Cats turn it around. Read More »

College / Apr 7, 2014 / 3:00 pm

The Top 5 UConn Huskies In School History

Ben Gordon

The UConn men’s basketball program is one of the most prestigious college basketball teams in history. Despite winning three championships since 1999 under the helm of Jim Calhoun, the Huskies still do not get the same amount of respect as some other multiple championship winners. Each year the Huskies are overlooked despite having an abundance of talent and somehow find a way to win the biggest games. Read More »

College / Apr 5, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Keep Sleeping: UConn Will Beat Florida In Final Four

Shabazz Napier

Following the footsteps of a legend, Kevin Ollie took over the men’s basketball dynasty at the University of Connecticut that former head coach Jim Calhoun built for 26 seasons. Calhoun sent the Huskies to 18 NCAA tournament appearances and captured three national championships. In his final two seasons of coaching, Ollie–a former player at UConn–began serving as an assistant coach, making his presence felt immediately in helping push 2011 lottery pick Kemba Walker to a breakout season. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Apr 3, 2014 / 6:10 pm

Dime Q&A: Seth Davis On Final Four & Why He’d Take Jabari Parker No. 1

Seth Davis

With the Final Four just days away, Dime had the opportunity to speak with Seth Davis, renowned college basketball reporter for CBS Sports and Sports Illustrated. We discussed a range of issues, including highlights from March Madness, NBA Draft prospects and the league’s age-minimum. Read More »

College / Mar 31, 2014 / 11:30 am

The 4 Most Important Final Four X-Factors

Frank Kaminsky

The four teams that will duel it out in AT&T Stadium have battled their way through the fields. Each has had to fight through some adversity on its journey but the play of a few specific players will determine the outcome for the remaining teams. Wisconsin will have to be strong on the glass against a big, physical Kentucky team. Kentucky will have to guard the Badgers motion offense and not allow them to slow down the game and score points late in the shot clock. Florida will try to slow down Shabazz Napier‘s Kemba Walker impression, while Connecticut will try to handle Florida’s tough defense. Read More »

College / Mar 26, 2014 / 2:15 pm

The 20 Best College Teams Of The Last 25 Years To Never Win An NCAA Title

Derrick Rose

If you watched the NCAA tournament this past weekend, you had the chance to witness that the best teams do not always win. We saw Duke lose to a 14-seeded Mercer team that destroyed all of our brackets, while also witnessing Kansas, Ohio State, Syracuse, North Carolina and Wichita State all fall early. Having the best talent can only get you so far when it comes to tournament time. In a tournament where anything can happen, it takes a great team that plays together to win the NCAA title–not just a group of individuals. Read More »