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Head coach Kevin Ollie of the Connecticut Huskies cuts down the net 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. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Five Things: UConn’s Defense, Foul Shooting Fuel Championship

Last night, the Huskies cut down the nets in Dallas after beating Kentucky 60-54 to win the school’s fourth national championship. Consider that Kentucky needed four straight late escapes to reach the final and you get a sense for what kind of Tournament this was.

04/08/2014

The Connecticut Huskies celebrate 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. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Connecticut Wins NCAA Title, 60-54 Over Kentucky

Shabazz Napier scored 22 points and Connecticut won its second NCAA title in four years, beating all those Kentucky freshmen 60-54 in the championship game Monday night.

04/07/2014

Ryan Boatright #11 of the Connecticut Huskies calls a play against the Villanova Wildcats during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. (credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Connecticut Guard Ryan Boatright

On Friday, after Iowa State had cut a 17-point deficit to four with two minutes left, Boatright made what his coach called the play of the game.

04/01/2014

Joe Harris #12 and London Perrantes #23 of the Virginia Cavaliers. (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Madison Square Garden Still The Mecca For Young Ballers

Wilt had some unbelievable games here. Ali and Frazier fought here. The players who will take the court at Madison Square Garden this weekend, though, don’t remember any of that. And yet they still regard the Garden as the World’s Most Famous Arena.

03/28/2014

DeAndre Daniels #2 of the Connecticut Huskies (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Rising Star: UConn Forward DeAndre Daniels

Among his fellow Connecticut Huskies, he ranks second in scoring, rebounding, and blocks. Playing alongside Shabazz Napier, he can go unnoticed.

03/18/2014

Il Capitol

Ill. Lawmakers Seek Compromise on Gun Crime Sentencing Bill

The sponsor earlier pulled the bill over concerns voiced by the National Rifle Association and pro-gun lawmakers.

10/28/2013

Photo: Getty/Alex Wong

Quinn Will Try Again For Gun Legislation in Ill. Veto Session

A bill sponsored by State Rep. Mike Zalewski (D-Riverside) would impose stricter sentences for aggravated use of a weapon and gun crimes committed by felons.

10/22/2013

St. Louis County Police Headquarters-2

County Police See Increased Attendance at Citizen Police Academies

Since the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting, attendance has doubled at academies in the West County and Fenton precincts, a department spokesperson said.

10/07/2013

Get Prepared Expo and Gun Show Invades Lebanon

Ill. Senate Panel Endorses Ammunition Limit

The Executive Committee voted 12-3 on legislation to ban the delivery, sale or transfer of ammunition feeding devices of more than 10 rounds after emotional testimony.

05/21/2013

Missouri Targets Gun Manufacturers with Economic Incentives

Several firearm manufacturers have threatened to leave states passing stricter gun regulations, prompting Missouri lawmakers to respond with tax incentives.

05/03/2013

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