The UConn Huskies are going back to the Final Four after an upset win over the Michigan State Spartans 60-54. If you forgot, every single ESPN analyst picked the Spartans to win it all.
We’re Playing Shabazzketball:
If Shabazz Napier isn’t the player of the tournament so far, I don’t know who is.
Napier was once again outstanding for the Huskies scoring a game high 25 points, making all 9 of his free throw attempts, and hitting 4 out of UConn’s 5 three-pointers on the night. Napier’s run through the tournament is very reminiscent of Kemba Walker in 2011.
Feeling Your Payne:
Adreian Payne’s tournament got off to a brilliant start. He dropped 41 points on the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens, including making each one of his 17 free-throw attempts.
In today’s game against UConn, Payne scored just 13 points and only took 2 free throws.
Earning Your Stripes:
The UConn Huskies have earned their stripes at the free throw line. UConn was an absurd 21 out of 22 from the line (95.5%).
In the last 30 seconds, the Huskies made all 5 of their free throws. Michigan State took just 8 free throw attempts for the game.