After each team began the championship series with a win to force a decisive Game Three, the Fresno State Bulldogs and the Siena Saints square off on Saturday with the College Basketball Invitational title on the line.
For the second consecutive game in the NCAA Tournament, Kentucky guard Aaron Harrison hit a game-winning 3-point shot. This time, Harrison's shot against Wisconsin will send the Wildcats to the national championship game following a 74-73 win.
Harrison also converted a game-winning 3-pointer against Michigan in the regional final to send the Wildcats to the Final Four.
If all hope looks lost for UConn in the national championship game, don’t believe it.
Don’t say UConn is finished. Don’t change the channel. Don’t leave the arena.
Against Florida, the Huskies clawed through an opponent and dire expectations again and not for the first time in this Tournament. UConn trailed by 16-4 Saturday to a team that had won 30 in a row, but the Huskies continued their improbable run to the national championship game with a 63-53 win over Florida.
Not many teams can say they’ve defeated every team on their schedule.
If Florida make it to Monday night (and so does Wisconsin), the Gators can say they’ve answered all comers even if they've lost twice this season.
In an odd turn of events, the only two teams that defeated Florida during the course of the season, Wisconsin and Connecticut, are in the Final Four. The third team, Kentucky, is one Florida has faced three times the year. Beat UConn and Wisconsin, and Florida can say it defeated everyone on its schedule at least once.