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Michigan State guard Keith Appling can’t be happy with the way his collegiate career ended. The senior committed a costly foul in the Elite 8 on Sunday that helped send UConn to the Final Four. With 30 seconds remaining in the game and the Huskies leading 53-51, Appling hit Napier on the arm while the […]
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The Connecticut Huskies have had a magical run to the Final Four.
They aren’t the lowest seed in remaining, but they have to be considered the most surprising team to make a Final Four appearance. Kentucky is an 8 seed, but they have a team full of talent and it surprised very little that they made the run that they’ve made.
The Huskies are the team of the Final Four that nobody...
If you happen to be an avid follower of the madness that we call the month of March and therefore attempted to lighten Warren Buffett of a billion dollars recently, chances are pretty good that the Connecticut Huskies weren’t included in your Final Four. Not that long ago, Jim Calhoun’s Huskies were the pride of the former Big East and a fixture in NCAA Tournament brackets across...
STORRS, Conn. – University of Connecticut senior guard Shabazz Napier (Roxbury, Mass.) was named a first team All-American by the Associated Press on Monday.
Today’s announcement marked the third time Napier has earned First Team All-America honors this season. He was named a first team All-American by both the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the U.S. Basketball...
Campus Insiders’ Jordan Cornette tells us why UConn Huskies point guard Shabazz Napier is the best college basketball player in America.
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How many times will we say it this season: “Shabazz Napier leads the Connecticut Huskies, “Shabazz Napier does it all, Shabazz Napier is a baaaaaad man.”
It seems as though every time that the Huskies pull off an upset, most CBB fans are now not that surprised at all. Can fans call an upset an “upset” with Napier around? It’s increasingly looking as though the answer...
NEW YORK- Michigan State duo Keith Appling and Adreian Payne played their last games as Spartans after MSU was eliminated in the NCAA tournament by UConn. Scout.com caught up with both Payne and a very emotional Appling after the 60-54 loss to the Huskies.
In 2011, point guard Kemba Walker put UConn on his back and led them to a National Championship. This year, his former teammate Shabazz Napier is doing his best Kemba-impersonation. During this afternoon’s UConn win over Michigan State which sends the Huskies to the Final Four, Walker sent out a tweet that looks pretty accurate right now.
Best PG in the country. Shabazz Napier...
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.
(AP)Kevin Ollie has come along way in just his 2nd year as the head coach of UConn.
Here were the keys to UConn getting the W:
We’re Playing Shabazzketball:
If Shabazz Napier isn’t the player...
The shadow of Kemba Walker continues to follow Shabazz Napier at Connecticut.The Huskies senior guard has been primed to step into Walker’s...
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Michigan State and UConn, two programs that have seen great success in the NCAA Tournament during the 21st century, are set to do battle at Madison Square Garden with a spot in this year’s Final Four on the line. Will be it Adreian Payne & Co. who prove the analysts right or Shabazz Napier and the Huskies who pull a big-time upset?
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Impact of falling short of Dallas not reserved just for Keith Appling, Adreian Payne as no one on the Spartans roster has played beyond an Elite 8.
Shabazz is your father.
— Mark Ennis (@Mengus22) March 28, 2014
That Shabazz jab step is nasty
— Ed Isaacson (@nbadraftblog) March 28, 2014
Every time I watch Napier play I wonder how any 1st round list could possibly not have him on it the guy is better then 75% of NBA pt gds
— Keeneland Dan (@fatbaldguyracin) March 28, 2014
in terms of atmosphere, you can't go wrong...
Shabazz Napier, Connecticut
DeAndre Kane, Iowa State
Russ Smith, Louisville
Doug McDermott, Creighton
Jabari Parker, Duke
Nick Johnson, Arizona
Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati
Nik Stauskas, Michigan
Cameron Bairstow, New Mexico
Melvin Ejim, Iowa State
Tyler Ennis, Syracuse
Fred VanVleet, Wichita State
Andrew Wiggins, Kansas
Cleanthony Early, Wichita...
What a tournament this has been.
Over the weekend, the NCAA tournament gave us the moments that all fans wait for. There were traditional powers fighting for every last loose ball, last-second heroics from the unlikeliest of sources, and favorites (at least by seeding) in three of the four games were sent home early. The combined winning margin of the four games was twenty points...
Sunday saw the last two tickets punched to the Final Four, as both teams from the state of Michigan were upset, sending a seven and an eight seed to the Final Four next weekend.
No. 7 Connecticut 60
No. 4 Michigan State 54
Cause of death for Michigan State: Turnovers.
Plenty of people will point to Shabazz Napier’s domination during this game—25 points, six rebounds, four...