Final Four

Shabazz Napier #13 of the Connecticut Huskies cuts down the net after defeating the Michigan State Spartans to win the East Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

UConn Guard Shabazz Napier: ‘We Motivated Ourself With The Sanctions’

“We motivated ourself with the sanctions,” guard Shabazz Napier said. “We were motivated with people doubting us and it worked out well.”

04/03/2014

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 02: Jamie Skeen #21 of the Virginia Commonwealth Rams goes to the hoop against Matt Howard #54 of the Butler Bulldogs during the National Semifinal game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship at Reliant Stadium on April 2, 2011 in Houston, Texas.

Top 5 Moments In NCAA Final Four History

The NCAA Final Four has given us many amazing moments in its illustrious history. Here are the top 5.

04/03/2014

Niels Giffey #5 of the Connecticut Huskies cuts down the net after defeating the Michigan State Spartans to win the East Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Total Dominance: UConn Men, Women Both In Final Four For 4th Time

The feat has also been accomplished by Duke, Oklahoma, Texas, Michigan State and LSU. But UConn is the only school to do it more than once.

04/02/2014

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

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

UConn Women Extend Final Four Run To 7

Music City is the next stop for a Connecticut women’s team that just keeps humming along in search of a record ninth national championship.

04/01/2014

UConn's Amida Brimah (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

NCAA Tournament Down To Final 4: UConn, Florida, Wisconsin, Kentucky

Unlike the past few years, there will be no upstarts or Cinderella in the Final Four. These are the big boys all right, but each one has a big chip on their shoulders.

03/31/2014

Aaron Harrison #2 of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrates with teammates Julius Randle #30 and Dakari Johnson #44 after defeating the Michigan Wolverines 75 to 72 in the midwest regional final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 30, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Harrison Lifts Wildcats To 75-72 Win Over Michigan

Aaron Harrison made a 3-pointer from NBA range with 2.3 seconds left Sunday to lift Kentucky to a 75-72 win over Michigan and a trip to the Final Four.

03/30/2014

Shabazz Napier #13 and Ryan Boatright #11 of the Connecticut Huskies reacts after a play late in the game against the Michigan State Spartans during the East Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

UConn Upsets Michigan St 60-54, Back To Final Four

Shabazz Napier scored 17 of his 25 points in the second half, and UConn beat Michigan State 60-54 to return to the Final Four a year after the Huskies were barred from the NCAA tournament.

03/30/2014

Traevon Jackson of the Wisconsin Badgers drives on Aaron Gordon of the Arizona Wildcats in the second half during the West Regional Final. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Beats Arizona 64-63 In OT In West Region

Frank Kaminsky had 28 points and 11 rebounds for Wisconsin, rallying the Badgers to a 64-63 overtime victory against Arizona to advance to the Final Four.

03/29/2014

Scottie Wilbekin of the Florida Gators goes to the basket as Jordan Sibert and Devin Oliver of the Dayton Flyers defend during the south regional final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Florida 1st To Final Four, Beating Dayton 62-52

Scottie Wilbekin scored 14 of his 23 points in the first half as Florida became the first team to advance to the Final Four with a 62-52 win over the 11th-seeded Dayton Flyers.

03/29/2014

Niels Giffey #5 of the Connecticut Huskies reacts after hitting a basket as Ryan Boatright #11 looks on agianst Iowa State Cyclones during the regional semifinal of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Huskies, Spartans One Step Closer

Michigan State and Connecticut both won Friday night in the East Regional semifinals and they will play Sunday with the winner heading to North Dallas for the Final Four.

03/29/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

President Obama Picks Michigan St. To Win NCAA Tournament

The president’s picks are in. President Barack Obama is picking Michigan State to win the NCAA men’s basketball championship over defending-champion Louisville.

03/19/2014

NCAA logo (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

10 Things To Know As Selection Sunday Nears

Pencils ready (it has to be a pencil with a large eraser because there will be plenty of changes). Pristine bracket hot off the printer. It’s time to pick, change, rethink and settle.

03/14/2014

Bruce Springsteen performs live on stage with the E Street Band at Mt Smart Stadium on March 1, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)

The Boss! Springsteen To Headline March Madness Music Festival

Springsteen and the E Street Band will close the free, three-day festival on April 6 at Reunion Park, the downtown lot where the NCAA Final Four was played in 1986.

03/04/2014

Louisville’s Chane Behanan attempts a shot in the second half against Michigan’s Mitch McGary during the 2013 NCAA national championship game at the Georgia Dome on April 8, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Louisville Holds Off Michigan, Wins Third National Championship

Rick Pitino capped the greatest week of his life with the prize he wanted most of all.

04/08/2013

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