Okay, so how many of you had UConn winning it all? Be honest! After a long road filled with plenty, and we mean plenty, of upsets, No. 7 Connecticut comes away with the 60-54 victory over No. 8 Kentucky to win the National Championship. No other No. 7 seed has ever accomplished such a feat. Throughout the game, the 'Cats looked as though they let the moment get to them, committing 13 turnovers (nine more than they did against Wisconsin). Plus, Kentucky shot a dismal 13/24 from the charity stripe. Never underestimate the importance of the free throws. Kentucky knows that now.
As for UConn, we only have two words for you: Shabazz Napier. In what was his final collegiate game, Napier left quite the impression on NBA scouts, scoring 22 points on 8/16 shooting with six boards and three assists. Coming into the tourney, Shabazz was projected to be a second round pick, according to scouts. After this title run, the 6'1" point guard showed that he has the speed, dribble, vision and leadership skills for the next level.
Sidebar: RA Derek has gotta be PISSED right now!