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9dDavid Purdum and Darren Rovell

Colleges looking into betting compensation

Representatives from Missouri, Rutgers and UConn participated in a conference call with MLB to evaluate how they can be compensated for increased compliance costs caused by sports betting.

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39dMyron Medcalf

Ollie accuses UConn of violating his rights

Kevin Ollie is accusing UConn of violating his constitutional rights by firing him for cause, thereby avoiding the eight-figure payout that a termination without cause would have demanded.

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59d

Moore returns to UConn as assistant to Hurley

Tom Moore joined UConn coach Dan Hurley's staff as an assistant, a position he held for 13 years on Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun's staff.

Hurley: Coaching UConn 'a dream come true' (1:09)
Greenberg: Dan Hurley a 'very good' hire for UConn (1:37)
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67dJeff Goodman

Hurley named coach at UConn, replacing Ollie

Dan Hurley, who guided Rhode Island to the NCAA tournament in each of the past two years, is the new men's basketball coach at UConn. He received a six-year deal.

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69dJeff Goodman

Source: URI's Hurley taking time on next move

Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley has emerged as the top target by both UConn and Pittsburgh, but he is "not close" to deciding whether he'll leave the Rams, sources tell ESPN.

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71dJeff Goodman

URI's Hurley not talking job future after defeat

Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley, who sources say is the front-runner for the UConn job, had no interest in addressing speculation about potential openings after his team's loss to Duke, saying, "I could give a crap about who's got an opening anywhere."

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 100 point guard James Akinjo has decommitted from UConn, sources confirm to ESPN.

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78dJeff Goodman and Jeff Borzello

Whom should UConn hire to replace Kevin Ollie?

It wasn't that long ago that Kevin Ollie won a national title at UConn. It just feels like a lifetime ago. With Ollie now out, who can bring the program back to prominence?

Goodman on Ollie firing: 'They don't want to pay him' (1:53)
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78dJeff Goodman and Jeff Borzello

UConn parts ways with Ollie, cites just cause

UConn has parted ways with Kevin Ollie, as the school announced it has "initiated disciplinary procedures" to fire the coach who helped lead the program to a national title in his second season at the helm in 2014.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

UConn has parted ways with Kevin Ollie, sources confirmed to ESPN.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

UConn lost its opening round game in the American Athletic Conference tournament to finish with a losing record in consecutive seasons for the first time in 31 years. Afterward, coach Kevin Ollie was asked whether he expects to return for next season. Ollie had a simple answer: "Yes."

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

SMU is without its best player, Shake Milton (hand), but has dominated UConn in the first half of their opening round game in the American Athletic Conference tournament. UConn has gotten nothing going offensively, and leading scorer Jalen Adams has two points.

94d

Clark scores 17 as No. 11 Cincy rebounds, beats UConn 77-52

Gary Clark scored 10 of his 17 points during Cincinnati's decisive spurt, and the 11th-ranked Bearcats shook off consecutive losses by beating short-handed Connecticut 77-52 on Thursday night for their fifth straight win over the Huskies.

Team Stats

Points Per Game68.2300th
Rebounds Per Game34.3Tied-231st
Assists Per Game10.4342nd
Points Allowed73.1193rd

Tournament History

Final Fours5
Tournament Record59-30
Championship Seasons1999, 2004, 2011, 2014
Tournament Appearances33