Connecticut Edges Past Kentucky To Become The NCAA National Champions
The UConn men’s Huskies defeated the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 on Monday night to secure the national title, just one year after the Connecticut program was barred from March Madness due to faltering grades.
3. And Kentucky’s 11 missed free throws would come back to haunt them. “We had our chances to win,” said Kentucky coach John Calipari. “We’re missing shots, we’re missing free throws. We just didn’t have enough.”
6. Shabazz Napier, unlike many of his teammates at the time, stuck with the program. Coach Kevin Ollie convinced Napier to stay during the post-ban exodus, a move that seems to have panned out for the newly minted national champions and their star player.