Tag Archives: “SEC Basketball”

Cuonzo Martin better off after leaving Tennessee to coach Cal

Shayn Roby’s Take: Tennessee made a huge mistake in letting Cuonzo Martin get away. So what if he was not as flashy as Bruce Pearl. He was a solid fundamental coach. What decent coach would want to go to a school that just ran a Sweet 16 coach away, who was one bogus charge call from the Elite Eight?


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)

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

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

Gators and Badgers Advance to Final Four

The Florida Gators and Wisconsin Badgers were the first two teams to nail their spots down in the Final Four on Saturday. The final two spots will be determined on Sunday as Kentucky faces Michigan, while Connecticut faces Michigan State.

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Top Ranked Florida Gators Down UCLA to Enter Elite Eight

The Florida Gators downed the UCLA Bruins by a score of  79-68 in the NCAA Tournament South Region semifinals at the FedEx Forum that put the Gators in very familiar territory, the Elite Eight.   The Gators (35-2), winners of 29 in a row, advanced to the South Region championship game Saturday where they’ll face 11th-seeded tournament darling Dayton (26-10) at 6:09 p.m., with the winner heading to the Final Four in Arlington, Texas next week. For UF and its incomparable senior class — which won for a school-record 118th time Thursday — the date with the Flyers will provide an opportunity to erase painful memories of Elite Eight losses in each of the last three seasons.

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(H/T:  Gator Zone)

Vols Storm Into Sweet Sixteen With 83-63 Win Over Mercer

The Tennessee Volunteers defeated the Mercer Bears by comfortable margin as they moved out to a comfortable 42-27 halftime lead and then continued with hard nosed defensive play to actually extend the halftime lead by a five point margin at game’s end.

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The defensive intensity that Tennessee showed is a reflection of the relentless emphasis on defensive hustle by Volunteer Coach Cuonzo Martin, who was pumped at the way the Big Orange defenders finished out the first half without allowing Mercer to even get a shot off in its final possession as the halftime buzzer sounded.

Junior Josh Richardson tallied a career-high 26 points, 16 of which came in the first half, while Junior Jarnell Stokes posted his Tennessee-record tying 22nd double-double this season with 17 points and 18 rebounds. Stokes’ equalled the mark set by Basketball Hall of Famer Bernard King in 1976-77. Stokes also set the Vols’ NCAA Tournament for rebounds in a game with 18. He had tied the record in the second round win over UMass with 14.

(H/T: UT Sports dot Com)

Kentucky Wildcats Shock the Shockers 78-76

The Kentucky Wildcats became the second SEC team to make the 2014 Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA with a 78-76 victory over previously undefeated #1 seed Wichita State.

Andrew Harrison scored 20 points, twin brother Aaron had 19 and Kentucky ended Wichita State’s pursuit of perfection Sunday when Fred VanVleet’s potential game-winning 3-pointer missed in a 78-76 victory in the NCAA tournament.

(H/T:  Dave Skretta/AP via NCAA.com)