Tag Archives: “March Madness”

College Hoops: Nothin’ Could Be Finer Than to Be in Carolina

After the final horn sounded Monday night, both NCAA Basketball titles rested in the Carolinas.  The South Carolina Gamecock women claimed the national title over Mississippi St. in an all-SEC affair on Sunday, and then Monday night the North Carolina Tar Heels became kings of the basketball world on the men’s side for the sixth time by topping once beaten Gonzaga.

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Dennis Dodd/ CBS Sports

Gamecocks Top Mississippi St./ GamecocksOnline

USA Today Sports and John Holladay/ Twitter

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U Conn Claims National Title 60-54

The University of Connecticut Huskies used superb guard play and clutch three point shooting to hold off the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54  to claim their fourth NCAA Division I Men’s National Championship in basketball on Monday night.

 

Senior guard Shabazz Napier had 22 points, six rebounds and three assists, and his partner in defensive lock-down, Ryan Boatright, finished with 14 points.

(H/T: NCAA.com)

Kentucky Wildcats to Face Connecticut Huskies in National Championship Game

 

 

By virtue of their last second shot by Aaron Harrison, the Kentucky Wildcats defeated the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday and will face Connecticut in the National Championship game tonight.

All Access Video of Wildcat Victory Over Wisconsin

 

(H/T:  UKAthletics.com)

 

 

Connecticut Downs Florida Gators, Advances to National Championship

The Connecticut Huskies controlled the tempo after overcoming an early 7-0 deficit and hung on to defeat the Florida Gators 63-53 in Saturday’s first Final Four game, and secured a spot in Monday night’s National Championship game.

Connecticut Junior forward DeAndre Daniels was the critical contributor for U Conn, amassing 20 points and 10 rebounds in U Conn’s dominant performance.

(H/T:  Hayden Bird/ Streetwise Media and NCAA.com)

These are the worst seats at the Final Four

Shayn Roby’s Take: Even the worst seats in the house are still part of the atmosphere at the Final Four. The Big Screen at AT&T field probably compensates from being so far away from the floor.

For The Win

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ARLINGTON, Texas – In the highest row in the highest section of AT&T Stadium sit David Smith and Johnny Hepworth, two fans from Utah who decided any seat at the Final Four was better than no seat at all.

Smith and Hepworth are in the very last row of section 438, as far from the court as any spectator for the two national semifinal games kicking off the Final Four.

“The very top of the world,” Smith said. “Hell and back.”

This is dedication: With no dog in the fight – Smith roots for Brigham Young, Hepworth for the University of Utah – the pair braved the high altitude to witness the Final Four in person, even if the view leaves much to be desired.

Not a problem, Smith said.

“Whatever it takes,” he said. “The experience is worth it. I’ve never been to a Final…

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Kentucky Wildcats Down Michigan: Nail Down Last Spot in Final Four

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.  A final heave by Nik Stauskas at the end sailed wide of the basket, and Kentucky’s Wildcats jumped for joy and dogpiled on top of Harrison at midcourt.

 

The Wildcats will face the Wisconsin Badgers in the second game on Saturday evening in Dallas at 8:49 p.m. EST in front of a national audience on CBS television.

(H/T: UKAthletics.com)

March Madness: U Conn Downs Michigan State to Earn Third Spot in Final Four

 

One Final Four game as set, as the Florida Gators will face the Connecticut Huskies, whom downed the Michigan State Spartans by the score of 60-54 on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.   Shabazz Napier scored 17 of his 25 points in the second half.  He hit three huge free throws with 37.6 seconds left to carry UConn to the Final Four.

U Conn Downs Michigan State to Move On to Final Four

View Video Highlights Courtesy of NCAA.com/ CBS Sports

(H/T:  Rachel Cohen/ AP and Max Emfinger/ Around The SEC)