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.
Brien and Paul take a road trip up to Hartford, Connecticut and Lexington, Kentucky to gather more information on the highly anticipated National Championship between the UConn Huskies and Kentucky Wildcats. Paul Nanos Fox Sports Radio 1410 joins the guys on their first stop in Hartford to make a case for why he believes the Huskies will hoist the championship trophy tonight. They finish their trip in Lexington with Rob Bromley from WKYT-TV, who describes Kentucky’s miraculous trip to the championship and why they will have the Cinderella story finish
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.
Paul Bessire of Predictionmachine.com joined Mad Radio and they broke down the Final Four and the percentages for each team and their chances to win it all as well as the odds of the Astros winning more than 62 games this season.
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.
Kentucky, the preseason No. 1 that entered the Big Dance unranked, has reached the Final Four as an eight seed. The Wildcats will face Wisconsin, which upset top seed Arizona in a thriller.
Shabazz Napier scored 17 of his 25 points in the second half, and UConn beat Michigan State 60-54 to return to the Final Four a year after the Huskies were barred from the NCAA tournament.
DeAndre Daniels scored 26 points, 18 in the second half, and UConn held off Iowa State 81-76 on Friday to reach the East Regional final a year after the Huskies were barred from the NCAA tournament.