The reference is to the 6-1, 199-pound UConn product’s freakish athleticism. Jones set an unofficial ‘world record’ in the broad jump at the NFL Combine with a leap of 12 foot, 3 inches.
Texas coach Karen Aston hasn’t seen the tape from her first meeting with Connecticut, which came in the 2003 Final Four. The Longhorns lost by two that night when Aston was an assistant coach.
Defending national champion UConn has been picked by coaches in the American Athletic Conference as a preseason favorite to edge out SMU for the league title.
No matter how many times the UConn Huskies were told they couldn’t do something, they wouldn’t listen.
Well, look who’s woofing now.
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.
Kentucky was down by 15 points. They had only scored half as many points that UConn had in the first half. It appeared to be game over for the Wildcats. But, not so fast.
Before tonight’s tip-ff between UConn and Kentucky – there are a few things you need to know.
Caught up with UCONN mascot Jonathan the Husky deep in the bowels of AT&T Stadium in Arlington before the NCAA Championship game.
Connecticut and Kentucky couldn’t have met in last year’s championship game and few people gave them a chance to be in this year’s.
Ryan Boatright plays defense like a personal-space-invading bully, getting into his opponent’s chest, bumping him around, chopping at his arms, tangling up his feet.
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.