Shabazz Napier Earns Spot Among UConn Greats With 2nd NCAA TitleNapier turned in one final masterpiece as a college player Monday night, lifting the Huskies to a 60-54 win over Kentucky and bringing home a championship hardly anyone not wearing a UConn uniform thought was possible.
UConn Beats Kentucky 60-54, Wins NCAA TitleShabazz 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.
Connecticut Wins NCAA Title, 60-54 Over KentuckyShabazz 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.
Five Things: Kentucky And UConn To Play For TitleThe wildest NCAA Tournament of the modern era culminates with an 8 seed versus a 7 seed for the championship. Kentucky, a 74-73 winner over Wisconsin on Saturday, will face Connecticut, which upset Florida 64-53.
UConn, Kentucky Ready To Battle It Out In Improbable NCAA Title GameNeither was around in last year's tourney — Connecticut because of a tournament ban over academic issues; Kentucky because it didn't make the field. And neither looked like title contenders at times this season.
Final Four: UConn Star Napier Trying To Shed Walker's ShadowShabazz Napier can shoot, drive and dish, hit big shots, pick off passes, carry a team down the stretch of a game and a season. Sounds an awful lot like another recent UConn star: Kemba Walker.
UConn Players’ Loyalty After Postseason Ban Pays OffThe Huskies were punished for the mistakes made by players over the four previous years. While five players left the program, others remained loyal to UConn.
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."