Connecticut aims to stop Florida's winning streak

Connecticut Huskies guard Pat Lenehan shoots during practice before the semifinals of the Final...

Connecticut Huskies guard Pat Lenehan shoots during practice before the semifinals of the Final Four in the NCAA Championship tournament at AT&T Stadium. (Matthew Emmons/USA TODAY Sports)

RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:44 PM ET

Two teams loaded with confidence lock horns Saturday, with a chance at a national title on the line.

Florida hasn’t lost in 30 games and fell just twice all season. But one of those defeats came at the hands of Connecticut, the opponent it needs to vanquish tonight.

It’s big shot-maker, big shot-taker Shabazz Napier, a senior, against Florida’s balanced, senior-laden group. It’s two-time champion Billy Donovan, who has been at this for 18 years, against former NBAer Kevin Ollie, who is at his first tournament as a coach after UConn was barred from competing there last year, his first at the helm.

Expect two gritty, defensive-minded squads to get after it when the ball is tipped. It will be a battle — and don’t assume Florida will win just because it’s rolling like no other.


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