The Connecticut Huskies may have finished ninth in the Big East Conference Standings with a 9-9 conference record before going into the Big East Tournament but that didn’t mean they thought they were underdogs in anyway.
By the end of the Big East Tournament the #19 nationally ranked Huskies had played five straight games in five straight days, with their fifth straight win being against #14 ranked Louisville in the Big East finals.
A very exhausted UConn team won the game in a close one 69-66 over Louisville for the Big East title.
The win gave the school its seventh Big East title, which ties them with Georgetown for the most in the conference.
A big reason for the success of the Huskies was because of the New York native playing in front of his friends and family during the entire tournament.
Junior Guard Kemba Walker, the hometown hero, had 19 points against Louisville which brought his total to 130 points overall in the tournament, making him the record holder for most points by a single player in any conference tournament in the past 15 seasons breaking the old record by 46 points.
Walker said that he felt like he had nothing left in the tank after being apart of a team who set a record for a win in five straight games in five straight days to earn a conference championship, but he said he wanted to win the title so bad that his heart took over in the last two minutes of the Louisville game.
UConn now finds themselves playing in the NCAA tournament in Washington D.C. against Bucknell in the Second Round on Thursday at 7:20 P.M. ( on TNT), in the Verizon Center.