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Quick read on UConn press conference

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UConn met the media for the final time before Monday night’s national championship game with Kentucky. Here’s a sampling of some of the head coach/five starters portion of the media session: DeAndre Daniels on why UConn can win it all: “I’m just going to say heart.” Shabazz Napier on why UConn can win it all: […] [Read More]
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UConn is playing in its fourth national championship game since 1999.

UConn vs. Kentucky game day

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No. 8 Kentucky vs. No. 7 UConn RECORDS: Kentucky (29-10); UConn (31-8) WHEN: Monday, 9:10 p.m. WHERE: AT&T Stadium (77,122), Arlington, Texas ON THE AIR: TV – CBS (Jim Nantz, Greg Anthony, Steve Kerr); Radio – WTIC-AM 1080,WILI-AM 1400 WELI-AM 960 (Joe D’Ambrosio and Wayne Norman) UP NEXT: End of season STORY LINES 3-FOR-1: The […] [Read More]
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Connecticut guard Ryan Boatright dunks the ball during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game against Florida Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

UConn notebook: Defense turns it around; Samuel enjoys FF; Kentucky up next

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  Some news and notes after UConn’s 63-53 victory over Florida in the NCAA semifinals Saturday night at AT&t Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Huskies will play Kentucky in the national championship game at 9:10 p.m. Monday. It’s the first time since 1966 neither team in national championship made the tournament the year before. TURNING […] [Read More]
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A look from one of the media areas a few hours before tip off.

A few stats prior to UConn-Florida

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  A few pregame notes from Arlington, Texas: About Florida ….. * The Gators are outscoring the opposition by 13.6 points per game in their 36 wins. *The Gators have outscored the opposition 1,205 to 976 in the first half this season in wins. *UConn’s Shabazz Napier and Kanasas’ Andrew Wiggins each scored 26 points […] [Read More]
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Live updates: UConn 63, Florida 53

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SECOND HALF Update 0:00 — It looked like a blowout early. It ended up being a blowout. Man, UConn just keeps trucking. Incredible. A 30-game win streak is done. The Huskies are one game away from completing an NCAA tournament that will, yes, best the 2011 run. Update: 1:41 — Niels Giffey hanging on the […] [Read More]
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Florida's Casey Prather (AP)

Noon in Dallas: UConn and Florida set for Final Four

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  Kevin Ollie (AP) On the morning of UConn’s showdown with Florida, some quick thoughts: **The keys for UConn are fairly obvious. A.) Fast start – UConn jumped on Michigan State, 12-2, and Iowa State, 10-4. This will be imperative against the Gators. Unlike Villanova, it’ll be awfully difficult to mount a comeback on Florida. B.) […] [Read More]
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UConn tidbits: Nolan says speed key to his game

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Some odds and ends on Saturday morning leading into tonight’s Final Four contest between UConn and heavy favorite Florida at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas: A BIG TEST: UConn center Phil Nolan has had to contend with some hefty opponents this season, including UCF’s Justin McBride, Michigan State’s Adreian Payne and now Florida’s Patric Young […] [Read More]
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Patric Young (AP)

Thoughts from Dallas: On Florida, On Ollie’s NBA buzz, and Roscoe Smith

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    The Louisville Courier-Journal polled national experts for title game picks, and they unanimously chose Florida to advance in its semifinal against UConn Saturday night. Yep, all 15 have the Gators. Can you blame them? Personally, if I had been asked to participate in the poll, it would have been 16. Sorry UConn fans […] [Read More]
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