Shortly after the University of Massachusetts’ men’s basketball team lost to Tennessee in the NCAA Tournament, sophomore guard Derrick Gordon made a life-changing decision.
Geno Auriemma and Connecticut stand alone in women’s college basketball, and they reached the top in unprecedented fashion.
On Monday Tony Massarotti said, “I hope UConn gets smoked by Kentucky,” and on Tuesday he ate his words!
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.
Shabazz Napier walked slowly through the hallway of the stadium — the tears still drying, the twine from the cut-down net still hanging around his neck.
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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 Monday night.
We knew Tony Massarotti is not a fan of the state of Connecticut, but apparently that extends to their college basketball programs as well — especially their women’s team.
Joe Sullivan of the Boston Globe has been covering the NCAA tournament and he came on Toucher and Rich Monday morning to talk about the job of Connecticut coach Kevin Ollie and how UConn, led by Roxbury native Shabazz Napier, defied all odds to make the championship game.
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.