University of Connecticut
Brittney Griner had 13 points to lead unbeaten Baylor to a 59-47 win over Stanford on Sunday night, and into the women’s NCAA championship game.
No. 8 Texas A&M, the defending national champion, has made a habit of following Jim Valvano’s motto: “Don’t ever give up.”
The only thing that could stop Kemba Walker and Connecticut’s amazing run was the final buzzer.
Butler coach Brad Stevens loves an underdog, whether it’s his team back in the Final Four or Connecticut making an unprecedented five-games-in-five-nights run through the Big East tournament.
When it’s win or go home, nobody’s better than Kemba and the kids.
Nobody will dispute that they are great coaches, and the latest evidence lies in the teams they guided to this year’s Final Four. Nobody will argue that John Calipari and Jim Calhoun are saints, either.
Kemba Walker scored 22 of his 36 points in another dynamic second-half performance, and Connecticut moved to the brink of its fourth trip to the Final Four with a 74-67 victory over San Diego State in the West regional semifinals Thursday night.
UConn’s nearly three-year hold on the top ranking ended Monday when they were overtaken by Baylor.