Last night in Houston, TX, the UConn men’s basketball team, lead by super star Kemba Walker, defeated the Kentucky Wildcats, 56-55 to move onto the championship game Monday night against the Butler Bulldogs.
Tonight, in Indianapolis, IN, the UConn women’s basketball team plays Notre Dame for a shot at the championship on April 5th. Notre Dame is going to be a challenge for the Huskies. First, they’re coming off of an historical win against Tennessee to get to the final four and will be pumped up and ready to continue their run; and second, the Huskies don’t have a deep bench, so fatigue and foul trouble could be a problem.
But, if super star Maya Moore, arguably the best player in women’s college
basketball, can play her game tonight–she’s averaging 22.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per game–and the other Huskies get some open shots and stay out of foul trouble, we could be headed toward a repeat of 2004 when both the men and women brought the NCAA championship trophy back to Storrs, CT, becoming the second school ever, and the first in Division I, to have won both the men’s and women’s NCAA National Championship.
If that happens again, expect the state of Connecticut to go bonkers! Basketball is to Connecticut what religion is to the bible belt, and Nutmegers take their college basket ball seriously. In fact, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has declared April 1 through April 3 as Husky Weekend in the state of Connecticut.
So let’s go Huskies!