Saturday, March 28, 2009

From The Desert To Detroit, Hellbent Huskies Punch Final Four Ticket

Kemba Walker glided to the basket at will. He launched his 6-foot frame somewhere between the hardwood and the University of Pheonix ceiling and dropped in a bucket.

He left defenders sucking back wind, permeated the teeth of the defense and kicked it to the open man.

He reeled of head-spinning moves that resulted in buckets.

The result?

UConn coach Jim Calhoun, dogged by a detailed Yahoo! Sports report that he violated NCAA recruiting violations, pumped his fist emphatically, and UConn released a sigh of relief. The Huskies squandered an early 11-point edge, albeit they showed major poise and perserverence down the stretch, gutting out a 82-75 victory over an up-tempo Missouri team in Glendale, Ariz. Saturday.

Walker, the fearless freshman from New York City powerhouse Rice High School, never wilted under the knife-cutting, cut-throat pressure.

After Mizzou came roaring back from an early deficit--one which saw them capitalize on a torrent of UConn turnovers--Walker soared high to the cup to break a 50-50 deadlock.

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