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Posted on April 4th, 2023 in 2023 NCAA Men's Final Four by Malcolm Moran

By Daniel Marco | @DanielMarco1995 “WE SLEEP IN MAY!” The message was written across the white board in the Connecticut locker room at NRG Stadium late Monday night. The Huskies will rest – eventually. The Connecticut Huskies continued their rampage through the NCAA tournament, defeating the San Diego State Aztecs, 76-59, Monday night at NRG …

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Posted on April 4th, 2023 in 2023 NCAA Men's Final Four by Malcolm Moran

By Christopher Wright Sports Capital Journalism Program HOUSTON — Emeka Okafor, the defensive foundation of the 2004 champion Connecticut Huskies, was the 2023 team’s biggest cheerleader in the dressing room at NRG Stadium Monday night. After the national champion Huskies returned from the net-cutting ceremony following their emphatic victory over San Diego State, Okafor bounced …

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Posted on April 3rd, 2023 in 2023 NCAA Men's Final Four by Malcolm Moran

By Daniel Marco | @DanielMarco1995 Sports Capital Journalism Program HOUSTON – When you think of college basketball, the big name, upper echelon programs come to mind; Duke, Kansas, North Carolina, Kentucky, UCLA, the so called “blue bloods.” With this year’s run to the title game, Connecticut has staked its claim as a member of that …

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Posted on April 4th, 2022 in 2022 NCAA Women's Final Four by Malcolm Moran

By Mike Harley | @mhar3481 MINNEAPOLIS — South Carolina senior guard Destanni Henderson saved her best game of the season for last, leading the Gamecocks to their second national championship in program history, defeating perennial power Connecticut 64-49 on Sunday night. Henderson scored a career-high 26 points while shooting 9-for-20 from the field, and 3-for-6 …

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Posted on April 4th, 2022 in 2022 NCAA Women's Final Four by Malcolm Moran

By Meghan Rominger Sports Capital Journalism Program MINNEAPOLIS — Before she carried the national championship trophy to the makeshift stage at center court, South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley made a pit stop. She wanted the South Carolina pep band members to pass it around and take pictures with it first. Across the court, Gamecocks superstar …

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Posted on April 3rd, 2022 in 2022 NCAA Men's Final Four by Malcolm Moran

By Zachary Powell | @ZMPowell30 Sports Capital Journalism Program NEW ORLEANS – The Kansas Jayhawks will play for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship on Monday night after defeating the Villanova Wildcats, 81-65, in a semifinal at Caesars Superdome. The Jayhawks started fast behind the hot shooting of senior guard Ochai Agbaji, whose 21 points included …

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Posted on April 3rd, 2022 in 2022 NCAA Women's Final Four by Malcolm Moran

By Michael Harley Sports Capital Journalism Program MINNEAPOLIS- Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma was not particularly pleased with his team’s performance against Stanford on Friday night, but he is not taking the opportunity to compete for a national championship for granted. “Well, you get to the Final Four, it’s not easy to win either game,” …

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Posted on April 2nd, 2022 in 2022 NCAA Women's Final Four by Malcolm Moran

By Mike Harley | @mhar3481 Sports Capital Journalism Program MINNEAPOLIS — The Connecticut Huskies held off defending national champion Stanford Friday night at the Target Center, defeating the Cardinal 63-58 to advance to the national championship game against South Carolina on Sunday. Despite UConn’s 19 turnovers, including eight in the fourth quarter alone, the Huskies …

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Posted on April 2nd, 2022 in 2022 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, 2022 NCAA Men's Final Four by Malcolm Moran

By Zachary Powell | @ZMPowell30 Sports Capital Journalism Program NEW ORLEANS – The day before his team’s national semifinal meeting with the Kansas Jayhawks, Villanova coach Jay Wright wondered if it was time to discuss the complication his team has faced. Should he address the torn right Achilles suffered by junior guard Justin Moore, and …

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Posted on April 1st, 2022 in 2022 NCAA Women's College Basketball Tournament by Malcolm Moran

By Michael Harley | @mhar3481 Sports Capital Journalism Program MINNEAPOLIS – A showdown between two national powerhouses will take place Friday night in the second semifinal game of the NCAA Women’s Final Four. The Connecticut Huskies will meet the defending national champion Stanford Cardinal at the Target Center. UConn (29-5) is making its 22nd Final …

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