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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

In defense of UConn

The UConn men's basketball team won the NCAA title on Monday night.
It almost seemsn like you have to repeat that to some people.
While all the pundits called it ugly, UConn, which shot 35 percent in the game, did everything it needed to win the title ...just like it has for the past 11 games.
Had Butler shot better than 18 percent from the floor and scored 50 or 60 points you can bet that Kemba Walker could have scored more points.
Everytime that UConn needed a basket in this amazing run Kemba made sure it happened.
After UConn beat Kentucky, analysts bemoaned the fact that the Wildcats shot 4 for 12 from the free throw line. But I still feel that if they made more and took a lead UConn would have scored on the other end.
In that game Kentucky never had the lead and possession of the ball in the second half. In the title game as soon as Butler took six-point lead at the beginning of the second half, UConn, paced by Jeremy Lamb went on its game-changing run.
They did it all March long and continued it in April.
They won this title and could have beaten Duke, Ohio State and Kansas if they had to.

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