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Connecticut Wins its Ninth nNational Title with a 79-58 Victory Over Previously Unbeaten Notre Dame.

The 2013-14 college basketball season belongs to Connecticut.

A day after Shabazz Napier and his Huskies capped off an improbable run to the men’s championship, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Breanna Stewart did the same on the women’s side. The Connecticut forwards combined for 39 points and held Notre Dame to 35.5-percent shooting, as the Huskies pulled away in the second half for a 79-58 win.

The victory makes Connecticut the second men’s and women’s teams in history to sweep their Division I tournaments—joining the 2003-04 Huskies. But while the UConn men were defined by a dominant singular run by one player and a series of captivating, down-to-the-wire contests, only the opposite can be said about the women, who won their ninth national championship.

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‘March Sadness’ Video Captures Most Heartbreaking Moments of NCAA Tournament [Video]

College basketball fans look forward to watching the “One Shining Moment” video that wraps up each NCAA tournament. This year, someone has decided to create a video that captures the complete opposite of the traditional video.

This year’s NCAA tournament featured many heartbreaking moments because there were so many games that were decided in the final seconds. “March Sadness” gives fans a chance to relive all of the close finishes from this year’s tournament.

[via YouTube, h/t F Sports]

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UConn Rioters Throw Light Post Through Building Window, Start Fires in the Streets

No. 7 UConn capped off their improbable run to the 2014 NCAA national championship with a dramatic 60-54 win over No. 8 Kentucky, and, not surprisingly, students took to the streets to celebrate.

Riot police were called in to prevent too much damage, but that didn’t stop a few idiots, as students threw a light post through the IT building window, and started fires in the streets:

(Warning: Some NSFW language in the videos)

 


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Connecticut Huskies are Your 2014 National Champions

Kevin Ollie celebrating

The Connecticut Huskies are the 2014 National Champion. They survived an opening game where they were able to force overtime against St. Joseph’s and continued the magical ride all the way to the title game.

Shabazz Napier turned in another masterpiece Monday night to lift the Huskies to a 60-54 win over Kentucky’s freshmen and a national title hardly anyone saw coming.

Shabazz Napier celebrating

Napier had 22 points, six rebounds and three assists, and his partner in defensive lock-down, Ryan Boatright, finished with 14 points.

Huge win for Kevin Ollie in replacing Jim Calhoun and bringing the program back after a one-year ban from the tournament last year.

For the Huskies, it’s their fourth national title—all since 1999—and the first for head coach and former point guard Ollie. He becomes the first coach since Steve Fisher in 1989 to win a championship in his first NCAA tournament appearance.

 

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Kentucky’s James Young Posterizes 2 UConn Defenders with Huge Dunk [Video]

James Young over everyone

James Young of Kentucky rose up and punched down a nasty dunk with his left hand on UConn 7-foot freshman Amida Brimah. It was everything you could want in a electrifying dunk. Violence, filthiness (if thats a word), and spectacular.

The freshman followed up the monster slam by sinking the free throw to make it a three-point play.

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The BUZZ: David Letterman Announces Retirement; World’s Worst FED EX Driver; Michigan’s Mystery Pooper; RIP Mickey Rooney

Hope everyone had a good weekend, back to the grind. Here are some of todays top stories from around the globe…

  • The U.S. built a “Cuban Twitter” to stir unrest. [AP]
  • A really good lo0k back at the Michigan/Seton Hall NCAA championship game. [SI]
  • Yasiel Puig to gets MRI on injured thumb. [via ESPN]
  • Manhunt for “mystery pooper” defecating on playground slides in Michigan. [MLive]
  • Kyrie Irving Rips Cleveland Browns Wide Receiver Josh Gordon over Criticism [BleacherReport] 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY:Jackie Chan (59), Russel Crowe (49), Franck Ribery (30), Alexis Jordan (21), James Garner (85), Brian Haner (55), Tiki Barber (38), Bill Bellamy (48), Adrian Beltre (34), Ronde Barber (38)

BUZZ-worthy VIDEOS:

*Fed Ex driver leaves van in reverse after exiting the vehicle.

*Professor gets zinged by April Fools joke.

*Naked woman goes nuts, trashes a McDonalds. (HT @Cartmaniak)

 

 

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