The University of Connecticut Huskies are the cream of the NCAA men’s basketball crop, an outcome predicted here , beating the Butler Bulldogs 53-41. Meanwhile the heavily favored UConn women were upset in the semifinal game by Lil’ Wayne’s new “wife” Skylar Diggins and Notre Dame signaling the end of the legendary and illustrious college career of Maya Moore.
career points for UConn women’s legend Maya Moore, good for 4th on the all-time Division I scoring list.
Moore did not win a thrid consecutive championship, however to only have 4 total losses in 4 years of college basketball (over 120 games) is incredible.
number of points former Butler star Gordon Hayward scored on Tuesday (Apr 5th) for the Utah Jazz matching his alma mater’s total for the entire first half of Monday’s NCAA Men’s basketball championship game.
Butler definitely could have used Hayward in the title game, but I’m sure Hayward didn’t think his school would return to the championship game again.
total field goals made by the entire Butler team in the NCAA men’s championship game on Monday night (Apr 4th).
In probably the worst NCAA Division I men’s championship game in recent history Butler set record lows for futility in shooting percentage (18.8), shots missed (52) and 2pt fieldgoals made (3) for an entire game.
combined losses for Boston Redsox (0-6) and the Tampa Bay Rays (0-6). These two teams are supposed to challenge the New York Yankees in the American League East with many predicting Boston to win the World Series. It’s very early in the season, but not a good start for either team to say the least.
national championships for UConn coach Jim Calhoun putting him in the pantheon of elite college coaches including long-time Indiana staple Bobby Knight (won 3 titles), Duke’s Coach K (won 4), Kentucky great Adolph Rupp (won 4), and UCLA legend John Wooden (won 10).
Amazing how short the list is of coaches who have won 3 or more national titles.
seeds of both NCAA women’s championship finalists Texas A&M and Notre Dame, the first time a number one seeded team was not represented in the women’s title game.
The women’s game was easier to watch by far.
number of hits in an inning by New York Mets pitcher Chris Young against the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night Apr 5th), the first Met to accomplish the feat.
Now if someone on the Mets pitching staff can throw a no-hitter…(Mets have not had a pitcher in their history throw a no-hitter, but former Mets Dwight Gooden and David Cone pitched no-hitters for the New York Yankees long after leaving the orange and blue).