7:05 PM ET, March 26, 2011
Honda Center, Anaheim, California
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Jim Calhoun could scarcely watch when the most improbable postseason run of his coaching life at Connecticut came down to an open 3-point attempt by Arizona's Jamelle Horne.The shot clanged off the back rim. The clock hit zeros.
• Connecticut advanced to its fourth Final Four. The Huskies came out of the West all four times.
• The Huskies have won nine straight games and are 12-0 this season in tournament games (3-0 Maui, 5-0 Big East, 4-0 NCAA).
• Arizona missed a chance to advance to its first Final Four since 2001.
• Derrick Williams led Arizona with 20 points despite picking up three fouls, all in the first half. Arizona allowed UConn to finish the half on a 22-7 run after Williams picked up his second foul.
• Connecticut will play either Kentucky or North Carolina in the Final Four.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||24-61 (.393)||23-56 (.411)|
|3P Made-Attempted||4-21 (.190)||5-17 (.294)|
|FT Made-Attempted||11-16 (.688)||14-18 (.778)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||12 (0/0)||15 (0/0)|
|» Mar 26, 2011||@CONN 65, ARIZ 63||Recap|
It's UConn's 4th Final Four appearance. Each time, the Huskies have had a notable guard lead them. Kemba Walker is averaging nearly 27 PPG. He's on a better pace than Richard Hamilton and Ben Gordon were when they won a national title.[+]
Notable Connecticut Guards - In Final Four Runs
From Elias: Since the NCAA began keeping assists officialy in 1983, Kemba Walker is the 3rd player to average 25-5-5 in a single tournament.[+]
Average 25 PG, 5 RPG, 5 APG - Men's Basketball Championship History, Min 2 Games
ESPN Stats & Information