Michigan State limited Hasheem Thabeet -- all of 7-foot-3 -- to only six rebounds in its 82-73 win on Final Four Saturday.
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Heart To Heart
Durrell Summers (10 points) and coach Tom Izzo engage in a spirited on-court discussion. Izzo has now reached the championshp game twice this decade (2000, 2009).
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Scrums For Your Table
Michigan State center Marquise Gray (far left) and Hasheem Thabeet exchanged heated words after Travis Walton's hard, but clean foul on Huskies forward Jeff Adrien late in the first half.
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Dunk You Very Much
UConn's Stanley Robinson slams home two of his 15 points, perhaps the Huskies' easiest basket against the Spartans' air-tight defense.
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We Have Lift-Off!
All clear on the flight deck for Durrell Summers ...
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... who slams home a ferocious, second-half dunk on Stanley Robinson (who got a good chunk of the ball in the block attempt). Summers' slam was the defining moment of Michigan State's surprise win.
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Who Was That Masked Man?
For one day, at least, Raymar Morgan's woes of injury and illness could be forgotten, as the junior forward stymied UConn for 18 points, nine rebounds and five steals.
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Feeling The Pain
Hasheem Thabeet, who would likely be a top-5 pick in the June NBA draft should he forgo his senior year, anguishes over the realization of a decorated college career without a national championship.
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Double Your Pleasure
Spartans frosh Delvon Roe (4 points, 8 rebounds) finally lets loose after his team's second straight victory over a No. 1 seed ... and Big East power.
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No. 1 With A Bullet
Spartans guard Kalin Lucas, the Big Ten Player of the Year, could not be stopped in the open floor against Connecticut. All told, Lucas had 21 points, five assists and two steals.
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See Ya Monday
Durrell Summers revels in MSU's victory before a large contingent of green-and-white-clad fans at Ford Field. It's possible that Monday's championship game could draw even more people than Saturday's 72,000-plus turnout.
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All Or Nothing
Ed Davis scored five points against the Wildcats -- the only scoring contribution from the Tar Heels' entire bench.
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Rough & Tumble
The 152 total points scored between UNC and Villanova doesn't reflect the physical nature of the game itself. Strange but true: The smaller Wildcats actually outrebounded the Heels, 50-46.
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Force Of Nature
Try as they might, the Wildcats could not prevent Tyler Hansbrough from being his usual double-double self. The senior All-American finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds.
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UNC guard Ty Lawson ran wild and free against 'Nova on Saturday, racking up a team-best 22 points and eight assists, along with seven rebounds.
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Off The Mark
The perimeter-oriented Wildcats connected on just 26-of-79 field goals (32.9 percent) ... and only 5-of-27 three-pointers.
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Roy Williams will be coaching in his third NCAA title game in six seasons (two with UNC, one with Kansas in 2003).
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Held In Check
Villanova junior guard Scottie Reynolds scored a team-high 17 points -- but converted on only 6-of-18 shots.
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Second Time Around
Deon Thompson and the Tar Heels have earned another date with the Spartans. At Ford Field on Dec. 3, UNC walloped Michigan State 98-63.
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