Monday, March 14, 2011

After grueling Big East run, UConn gets No. 3 seed

Kemba Walker and his Connecticut teammates won't get much time to catch their breath before traveling to Washington, D.C., for their first NCAA tournament game against Bucknell.

The Huskies (26-9), a No. 3 seed, will play the Patriot League-champion Bison (24-8) on Thursday in the West Regional. Both of UConn's national championship teams and all three of its Final Four squads were placed in the West.

UConn enters the NCAAs fresh off one of the most incredible and grueling runs through a tournament in college basketball history.

The Huskies won their seventh Big East title Saturday night by winning five games in five days, four against ranked opponents — No. 22 Georgetown, No. 3 Pittsburgh, No. 11 Syracuse and No. 14 Louisville.


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