They ain’t husky – they’re just big-boned. The 2014 NCAA Champions in college basketball are the University of Connecticut Huskies beating the University of Kentucky Wildcats 60 – 54.
UConn is 1st team to win the National Championship without winning its regular season or conference tournament title since Arizona in 1997.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 8, 2014
Congratulations to UCONN for one of the most surprising seasons in college sports history. Amazing.
— Vincent Frank (@VincentFrankNFL) April 8, 2014
Kevin Ollie, who took over the program from Jim Calhoun right before the 2012-13 season, became the first coach to win a national title in his first NCAA Tournament since Steve Fisher in 1989.
Steve Fisher was of course at Michigan in 1989 with a team that featured Glen Rice and one of my personal favorites – Rumeal Robinson. Where you at, Rumeal? Oops, he’s in prison.
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