It was double the celebration at the White House for the University of Connecticut.
Huge crowds have turned out for a downtown Hartford victory parade celebrating the national championships won by the University of Connecticut men’s and women’s basketball teams.
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.
No conference wanted them. Several teammates and their coach left them. The NCAA wouldn’t have them.
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.
All-American senior guard Kayla McBride had one of the most impressive games of her career in Sunday night’s national semifinal, scoring 28 points to lead Notre Dame to an 87-61 win over Maryland.
U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz says she’ll pay up over the University of Florida Gator’s 63-53 loss to UConn Huskies in the NCAA Final Four.
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.
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.