The last time Florida lost there were still 23 shopping days until Christmas.
Calipari embraces the sordid system, uses it, and dominates. He doesn’t pretend he’s taking kids for the leafy campus life, for the diploma that will never arrive, or even for a few classes. He wants talent. And talent he gets. And talented he is.
Top-ranked Connecticut heads to the Final Four in Nashville as the best shot-blocking team in the history of women’s basketball.
Shabazz Napier can shoot, drive and dish, hit big shots, pick off passes, carry a team down the stretch of a game and a season.
The 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’s men’s basketball team has overcome academic sanctions, player transfers, a coaching change and a switch in conferences to make it back to the Final Four.
On Friday, after Iowa State had cut a 17-point deficit to four with two minutes left, Boatright made what his coach called the play of the game.
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis continued her splendid run through the NCAA tournament with 17 points, and Connecticut advanced to the women’s Final Four for the seventh straight year with a 69-54 victory against Texas A&M on Monday night.
Following UConn’s upset win over Michigan State on Sunday, the Huskies’ official Twitter account took a jab at President Obama – who had picked the MSU Spartans to win the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
Unlike the past few years, there will be no upstarts or Cinderella in the Final Four.