On the night of the NCAA championship in Arlington, two former athletes became villains in the towns in which they competed. All they did was speak their minds — and possibly, the truth.
Tuesday looks to be a busy day at DFW International Airport, as fans who were in town for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game start heading back home.
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.
Turn off the lights. The game is over. Connecticut won. But organizers across North Texas hope to do it again and again, already looking ahead to the next big event.
One by one, players in the Kentucky locker room said essentially the same thing. They had not given the NBA a second thought, much less a first, during their stirring Final Four run.
Yeah, UConn won the National Championship game over Kentucky’s incredible freshmen 60-54. It was a thrilling game, but the fans of basketball were the real winners.
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 on Monday night.
After years of planning, North Texas will host the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game on Monday night at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
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.
Aaron Harrison hit a 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds left to lift Kentucky to a one-point victory over Wisconsin.
If there’s one thing Kentucky fans do well, it’s travel to basketball games. But on Friday in Dallas, they were no where to be found.
Contrast. This year’s NCAA Final Four is full of it. Kentucky has relied on freshmen. Florida followed its seniors. The Badgers tick away the clock. The Wildcats barge past opponents.