"HOUSTON -- From the moment Kemba Walker took the floor at the Maui Invitational in November, we've spent this season in awe of Walker's ability, of Jim Calhoun's fire, of theConnecticut Huskies that took the prospect of a down year, stomped it into oblivion, and never looked back.
We'll end it that way, too.
Led by another comprehensive effort from Walker and buoyed by supporting performances from Shabazz Napier, Jeremy Lamb,Roscoe Smith and Alex Oriakhi, the Connecticut Huskies have taken another step toward a national title. UConn topped Kentucky56-55, and though the score is deceptive -- a final last-ditch shot by Kentucky guard Brandon Knight counted, but didn't affect the outcome -- the game really was that close.
The Huskies were helped by some brutal shooting for Kentucky. The Wildcats picked the wrong time to have one of their worst shooting performances of the season. But give UConn much of the credit. The Wildcats just kept coming and coming, and much like their occasionally maligned coach, the Huskies fought off those advances, found a way to make the key plays, and came away with the win in the final seconds."