It’s not that Kevin Ollie looked uncomfortable sitting on a stool in front of the Connecticut bench. It’s just that he looked a lot more comfortable in a defensive stance exhorting the Huskies in the national championship game.
The UConn Huskies’ main characteristic the past few years has been their resiliency, their ability to find ways to win when told they had no chance. They showed that resiliency again Monday night.
Students at the University of Connecticut are celebrating their school’s 60-54 win over Kentucky to win the NCAA national championship.
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.
The cupola at Aetna is glowing Husky blue.
Notre Dame is looking for its first championship since 2001, with senior Kayla McBride trying to help the Irish cap an undefeated season with a win against their old Big East nemesis, Connecticut.
Foul shots were a major factor in the NCAA National Championship game: UConn was 10 for 10 from the foul line ; Kentucky was 13 of 24 from the foul line, and missed its final three attempts.
The Final Four’s television viewership is down after its move to cable.
Kevin Ollie wasn’t quite on the same level as the NBA stars of his era, players such as LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant. So what Ollie did was make himself indispensable with his brain.
Ryan Boatright plays defense like a personal-space-invading bully, getting into his opponent’s chest, bumping him around, chopping at his arms, tangling up his feet.