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Column, Jeff Jacobs, UConn - Courant.com
Jim Calhoun's first grandchild, Emily, had been born that month in 1999, 24 days earlier to be exact, and as she sat there with the other five Calhoun grandchildren Monday night at Reliant Stadium, a thought flashed through the mind.

NCAA Tournament – Luke Winn – SI.com " Posts The Game Was Ugly, But UConn’s Defense Was Legendary
Freshman point guard Shabazz Napier, the defensive sparkplug whom they inserted into the starting lineup at the beginning of the second half, and whose pressure was credited with preventing the Bulldogs’ offense from running at full speed, sat on the folding chair in front of his locker, in awe of that number.

“All I said was, ‘Damn’,” he recalled. “Actually, we all said ‘Damn.”

2011 NCAA national championship game: Jim Calhoun cements his legend with Connecticut Huskies - ESPN
Brash and defiant, loyal and loving, funny and combative. Jim Calhoun has seen his share of controversy lately, but some things never change -- his personality and his knack for winning. A third national title merely cemented his legend.

UConn claws its way to surprise title - College Basketball - Rivals.com
The Huskies shook off an ugly first half to win coach Jim Calhoun's third national championship. - College Basketball news

NCAA Tournament – Luke Winn – SI.com " Posts After The Confetti, Our Top 32 For ’11-12 "
Winn's Top 25 for next season.

Source: Nate Miles Won't Speak To NCAA - Courant.com
After two years of silence and then being quoted extensively in two stories last week that brought an old soap opera back in UConn's life, Nate Miles has spoken again.

UConn Police Arrest 23 In Championship Game Revelry - Courant.com
Twenty-three people were arrested on the University of Connecticut campus Monday night and early Tuesday morning in the midst of the celebration of the national championship, police said.

Butler goes down its way - College Basketball - Rivals.com
The Bulldogs couldn't shoot straight, but afterward they show they have their priorities straight. - College Basketball news

Kemba Walker MOP; All-Tournament Final Four Team - UCONN | Men's Basketball

Will Jim Calhoun choose to go out on top with his third title? - Andy Staples - SI.com
HOUSTON -- Jim Calhoun knew better than to answer the burning question in a swirl of confetti Monday night. "The worst time to make a decision about any kind of coaching situation," Calhoun said, "is to do it in the great emotion of great things happening to you."

NCAA men's national championship game: Kemba Walker cooks up chemistry for UConn Huskies - ESPN
At the start of the season, Kemba Walker cooked for his teammates. By the end, he had all the ingredients to make a champion.

2011 NCAA national championship game: UConn Huskies' win over Butler Bulldogs not a pretty sight - ESPN
UConn completed an improbable run in capturing the national championship, but it was an ugly victory in more ways than one.

Pride of Roxbury - The Daily Campus - Sports
He knows that the UConn men's basketball program wanted Kentucky's Brandon Knight, Doron Lamb and Kansas' Josh Selby. A day after beating the Wildcats for the second time this season, he still understood why and didn't blame the coaching staff.

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