The UConn men make it to the Final Four, but not before an astonishing season unfolded this year. Incredible moments have put the team in the Final Four with last nights game chalking up a few more of those moments.
The third seated UConn’s back and forth game with the fifth seeded Arizona team ended with a victory granting a Final Four trip to Houston for Connecticut’s Huskies.
Last night’s game in Anaheim, California looked as if it could be either team’s win, but UConn aced it when it counted and with just a 2 point difference, a slot in the Final Four was secured for the Huskies.
This is the fourth time that UConn makes it to the Final Four. The Huskies season (30-9) has some fans saying that it is one of the most improbable runs to the Final Four in recent history, while others are beyond analyzing it and calling it just plain “great.”
UConn’s coach Jim Calhoun said to the reporters last night that “our march in the past nine games, I haven’t experienced anything like it. Our resiliency….these kids have done this, it seems, day after day, found answers to win.” Calhoun also praised his team saying, “these brothers, this unique group of young guys have just given me a thrill beyond compare.”
The name thrown around the sports bars in Connecticut and probably nation wide is Kemba Walker. Walker scored 20 points with Jeremy Lamb was right behind him with 19 for the UConn team.
Walker said last night that “It was scary,” when talking about the final seconds. “Honestly, I was nervous,” Walker went on to say, and it looks like “nervous” worked for the phenomenal basketball player, because this morning the headline news is “UConn goes to the Final Four.”
UConn will play North Carolina or Kentucky next Saturday in Houston. Jim Calhoun’s smile seemed to be pasted in place last night with his team’s victory. This season saw freshman with skills and maturity beyond their years, Shabazz Napier, Lamb and Roscoe Smith rounded out this team as they played a big part in this season's win.
Walker, is arguably the most outstanding player of the regional and he just might be one of the greatest players in UConn history.
Next Saturday, if the stars all align over the UConn Husky’s again, like it has for the last 9 game stretch, this team may just come out of the Final Four with the win.
*UConn Women still in Sweet Sixteen