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Streetball

03.28.2016 - Hartford, Ct. - Kevin Garcia (middle) dunks on a basketball hoop while playing with his brother-in-law David Velasquez (left) and friend Kedrick Luciano (right) Garcia says he set up the hoop today after rolling it home from a neighbor's house where it had been thrown away. Garcia, who says he plays on the basketball and baseball teams at his school, also said it just took a few rocks to steady the base and the hoop was ready to go. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com

03.28.2016 – Hartford, Ct. – Kevin Garcia (middle) dunks on a basketball hoop while playing with his brother-in-law David Velasquez (left) and friend Kedrick Luciano (right) Garcia says he set up the hoop today after rolling it home from a neighbor’s house where it had been thrown away. Garcia, who says he plays on the basketball and baseball teams at his school, also said it just took a few rocks to steady the base and the hoop was ready to go. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com

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Prayers Answered

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Only 8 days removed from an SMU dismantling, UConn desperately needed to make a statement in Orlando. A strong AAC tournament showing would ensure an NCAA tournament bid; a poor performance would lead to a tense Selection Sunday and perhaps only an invite to the  NIT. What played out will not soon be forgotten by Husky fans. After Cincinnati guard Kevin Johnson buried a three-pointer with .8 seconds left in the third overtime, UConn’s season appeared to be doomed. However, Jalen Adams’ 60-foot prayer was answered and the Huskies didn’t look back, discarding Temple and Memphis to become conference champions. AAC Champs…and in memorable fashion. Along the way, Daniel Hamilton impressed enough to be named the Tournament’s Outstanding player.

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Crossing the street

People cross a snow bank to get to the sidewalk on a residential street in Washington, DC on January 23, 2016.  A deadly blizzard with bone-chilling winds and potentially record-breaking snowfall slammed the eastern US on January 23, as officials urged millions in the storm's path to seek shelter -- warning the worst is yet to come. / AFP / MANDEL NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty ImagesPeople cross a snow bank to get to the sidewalk on a residential street in Washington, DC on January 23, 2016.  A deadly blizzard with bone-chilling winds and potentially record-breaking snowfall slammed the eastern US on January 23, as officials urged millions in the storm’s path to seek shelter — warning the worst is yet to come. / AFP / MANDEL NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images