UConn turns the page after fourth national title with annual run to mark start of new year

The UConn's men's basketball team has symbolically turned the page from its fourth national championship season by completing the annual Husky run.

Wednesday's 3.4-mile race around campus marks the end of pre-season conditioning. The Huskies open practice on Saturday.

Coach Kevin Ollie ran the course with his team this year. The 41-year-old former NBA point guard finished the race in 21 minutes, 25 seconds, ahead of all but two of his players.

Senior guard Ryan Boatright says Ollie's participation sends a message, especially to new players, about how hard the coach expects everyone in the program to work.

Sophomore center Amida Brimah, voted along with Boatright as a captain, was the first player to finish in 20:22. Guard Omar Calhoun came in just in front of Ollie at 20:51.