Last night, the Huskies cut down the nets in Dallas after beating Kentucky 60-54 to win the school’s fourth national championship. Consider that Kentucky needed four straight late escapes to reach the final and you get a sense for what kind of Tournament this was.
DeAndre Daniels had 20 points and 10 rebounds to help UConn snap Florida’s 30-game win streak.
The Huskies were punished for the mistakes made by players over the four previous years. While five players left the program, others remained loyal to UConn.
Among his fellow Connecticut Huskies, he ranks second in scoring, rebounding, and blocks. Playing alongside Shabazz Napier, he can go unnoticed.
Connecticut opens its season Thursday against Towson, an FCS subdivision opponent that under other circumstances might be considered a warm-up before the Huskies face Maryland and No. 17 Michigan next month.
Joel Smith scored 21 points and Northeastern took control with a late first-half run to defeat Towson 70-59 Saturday.