These UConn Huskies were always the underdog, but they never stopped believing.
A national title doesn't just bring a trophy. For Kentucky's John Calipari and Connecticut's Kevin Ollie, it will bring validation, which to them is far more valuable and enduring.
Sure, Kentucky is a No. 8 seed. But these Wildcats aren't the same as Villanova in 1985.
With every UConn win, the question followed the Huskies: How long can they stay here? Turns out, until the very end.
The focus is always on what's next. Will a player leave for the NBA? Is he ready? But this Final Four and its teams should remind us to enjoy the now.
Kevin Ollie first had to prove he was able to success in Jim Calhoun's shadow before proving he was up to the task at UConn. The Huskies' Final Four run dispels any remaining doubts.
Survive and advance takes on a new meaning when examining the paths the final four have taken this season.
Kentucky coach John Calipari said he doesn't expect injured sophomore Willie Cauley-Stein to play in this weekend's Final Four.
UConn wasn't expected to do much this season and wasn't even eligible for the NCAA tournament last season. Look at the Huskies now.
Virginia's defense was the talk of the town before Friday's game, but Michigan State proved it can win by locking teams down.
Duquesne transfer T.J. McConnell brought his Pittsburgh attitude to Arizona. It's paying dividends for the point guard and the Wildcats.
Dayton coach Archie Miller's journey to the Sweet 16 is a long one, and his Flyers have embodied his work ethic.
Have we finally arrived at the moment when a No. 16 will at last knock off a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament?
The selection committee made some mistakes -- it always does -- but the games will soon correct all those flaws.
A surprising number of returning stars, a freshman class that's been salivated over for years and a bevy of national title contenders has us already counting down the days until the 2013-14 season.
The NCAA's announcement of an expanded 68-team tournament field came as a surprise to most. ESPN.com gathered reaction from five prominent college coaches from around the country.