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.
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.
Time to break down why it will go well -- or poorly -- for each of the tourney teams.
The Big East Conference hasn't decided whether it will include Connecticut in next year's basketball tournament or if the Huskies will have to stay home from New York because of its APR penalty.
How will this edition of the Big East tournament shake out? Here are some things to look for at MSG.
As the Big East meets at Madison Square Garden for the 30th year, a feeling of change and uncertainty is in the air.
The comparisons of coaching and parenting, Champ Week and teams sealing their own fate are in the spotlight.
At the start of the season, Kemba Walker cooked for his teammates. By the end, he had all the ingredients to make a champion.
He's dealt with health issues, an NCAA investigation and a freshmen-laden team. Whatever the future holds for Jim Calhoun, he's turned in one of his best coaching jobs this season.
A white lie from Ronald Nored inspired Shelvin Mack against VCU as the Bulldogs returned to the national championship game for the second year running.