Now with the UCONN Huskies bringing home their fourth National Championship in 16 years I must ask the question: Are they among the MT. Rushmore of College Basketball?
Former Duke assistant coach and current CBS Sports analyst, Chris Spatola, joined Mac and Jim to discuss T-Bone’s fandom, the Final Four, the one-and-done culture and the Duke program.
Young scored 20 points for Kentucky last night, twice as many as the next highest-scoring Wildcat, in a 60-54 loss to Connecticut. This was Young’s ninth 20-plus point game and he led Kentucky with 17 in the Final Four win over Wisconsin.
Last night, the Huskies cut down the nets in Dallas after beating Kentucky 60-54 to win the school’s fourth national championship. Consider that Kentucky needed four straight late escapes to reach the final and you get a sense for what kind of Tournament this was.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Shabazz Napier walked slowly through the hallway of the stadium — the tears still drying, the twine from the cut-down net still hanging around his neck.
“Bittersweet. Bittersweet. Bittersweet,” he said, over and over again.
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.
ESPN.com’s director of basketball recruiting, Paul Biancardi, joins Mac and Jim to discuss Kentucky’s recruiting, two and through, the national title game, and impact recruits in the ACC.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Fab Five came onto the national basketball landscape like a thunder dunk. You had to notice the five baggy-shorts-wearing freshmen starters from Michigan who made their way to the national championship game.
The 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.
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.