UConn's Boston Connection
Besides sticking by a New England institution, locals should be rooting for UConn in the NCAA Men's Basketball Finals for another reason
: three UConn players are from Greater Boston -- Jamal Coombs-McDaniel of Dorchester, Shabazz Napier of Randolph and Alex Oriakhi of Lowell. Not bad. ... New England has at least five solid NCAA men's basketball programs: UConn, UMass, Vermont, Boston College and Providence. I'm sure I'm missing one or two. ... The UConn women's program is obviously is in an elite league of its own.