It’s the school from the aptly named Big East against the school from the Horizon League. It’s the team with a superstar against one that plays the team game seamlessly.
Kemba Walker scored 18 points Saturday night to help Connecticut keep its remarkable postseason run going with a
56-55 victory over Kentucky that placed the Huskies one win away from their third, and most improbable, NCAA title.
Shelvin Mack scored 23 points on 8-of-11 shooting and Zach Hahn came up big off the bench with eight second-half points in the Final Four on Saturday night, leading Butler back to the national title game with a 70-62 win over upstart VCU.
Calipari leads the fourth-seeded Wildcats (29-8) against Calhoun and the third-seeded Huskies (30-9) in the second semifinal Saturday. Both coaches coaxed a turnaround out of their young, struggling teams to make unexpected trips to the game’s biggest stage – the third for Calipari and fourth for Calhoun.
The University of Connecticut has become the first school to send a football team to a BCS bowl game and both its basketball programs to the Final Four in the same academic year.
The upcoming 2011 Final Four will be remembered for ages. Here are some post game thoughts from a dejected Roy Williams and an emotionally drained John Calipari last night in Newark.
The Final Four is set with Butler, UConn, VCU and Kentucky set to battle it out in Houston on Saturday. Though nothing is certain, Craigie is sure VCU is certainly not going to win it all and you can “lock that up.”
Las Vegas casinos have tabbed Kentucky the latest favorite — just beating out UConn — in an NCAA tournament full of upsets, and are hoping that VCU ends its improbable run without a title.
All the top seeds have gone home, all the “smart money” is down the tubes and millions of brackets are in the trash. Even in the unpredictable world of March Madness, this is a Final Four nobody could have imagined.
Kemba Walker scored 20 points, freshman Jeremy Lamb added 19 and Connecticut earned its second Final Four berth in three years, beating Arizona 65-63 Saturday to win the West regional.
Shelvin Mack scored 27 points, including five in overtime, and Butler returned to the Final Four with a 74-71 victory over Florida on Saturday.
The Road to the Final Four runs through Brick City as Newark hosts the Eastern Regional Finals, but there’s much more coming to the city than just the NCAA Tournament. Newark Mayor Cory Booker joins CBS 2’s Otis Livingston for more.
I’m having a hard time filling out my bracket. A really hard time. I’ve been obsessed with it since Sunday, and I’m still making changes, which completely goes against the rule about sticking with your first instinct.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Newark Mayor Cory Booker were on hand Tuesday for a press conference to announce Newark’s plans for this year’s East Region finals to be held at the Prudential Center.