NCAA Championship Game
The Huskies routed Notre Dame 79-58 Tuesday night in the first championship game featuring undefeated teams, winning their record ninth national title.
Jubilant fans celebrating UConn’s Monday night national basketball championship win smashed a window in an engineering building, broke street lights and overturned furniture inside the school’s student union.
Shabazz Napier scored 22 points and Connecticut won its second NCAA title in four years, beating all those Kentucky freshmen 60-54 in the championship game Monday night.
Beshear bet a fully stocked Kentucky bourbon bar that the 8-seed University of Kentucky Wildcats will win; Malloy is wagering Connecticut wine, beer and chocolate on a Huskies victory.
The matchup of Louisville and Michigan could produce a memorable NCAA title game.
Not many players can go 1-10 from the field and be the best player on the floor — but most players aren’t Anthony Davis.
With the Wildcats from Kentucky taking out the Jayhawks from Kansas, Jerry Recco understandably began his update right there.
John Calipari seems to wear the widest black hat of any college coach in recent memory. And I’m not sure why.
It would take a masterful game for Kansas to pull the upset. But that won’t happen.
The old guy can still teach. After winning his third NCAA championship, Jim Calhoun was as gracious as could be, especially for a guy crossing the threshold into greatness.
Simply, it’s easy to root for Butler. At least it is for me. UConn is not NYC-North, but rather Boston-Lite. If you’re a native New Yorker then you’re born with the mean, territorial gene, predisposed to hate all things New England.
Butler and Connecticut will meet Monday night — the eighth-seeded Bulldogs trying to finish the deal after coming oh-so-close last season and the third-seeded Huskies, led by Kemba Walker, going for their 11th straight victory after a regular season that foreshadowed none of this.
Kemba Walker provides the Bulldogs with a challenge they have yet to face during their two-year run through the bracket — a superstar. Shutting him down is almost an impossible task. Slowing him down isn’t much easier.
When Jim Calhoun was 28 and just gaining a foothold in coaching, he figured he already had all the answers. “Now I’m 68,” Calhoun said Sunday, “and I have a lot of questions.”