For all the beating that the Big East has taken in this tournament, the Connecticut Huskies are proving to be the conference’s one saving grace. Kemba Walker led UConn with 20 as they knocked off the Arizona Wildcats 65-63 to book their place in the final four.
Arizona had two really good looks from three point range in the final seconds, including one from Derrick Williams, but neither sank and Jim Calhoun’s boys advance to face the winner of tomorrow’s UNC/Kentucky game for a place in the national title game.
While Kemba Walker led the Huskies with 20, their most valuable player was probably Jeremy Lamb, who scored 19 points, 8 of which came in crunch time along with a big steal. While he’s been somewhat in the shadow of Walker in this tournament, he’s averaged a little over 18 points a game. During the regular season, he averaged just about 10 a game.
That said, Walker still continues to be the story of the tournament. He’s averaging almost 27 points a game and has now led his team to the final four. With three #1 seeds out, and the final one not in the final four yet, the Huskies are looking like pretty good picks to win this whole thing.