The quest for the NCAA title always draws massive interest, but this one was particularly special for so many that are and have been in the NBA because of Kevin Ollie – the long-time, respected NBA veteran turned head coach of the Huskies. With his great leadership and the phenomenal play of Shabazz Napier – who had 22 points on eight-of-16 shooting to go with six rebounds, three assists and three steals – UConn went on to beat John Calipari’s Wildcats 60-54.
Of course, there were plenty of reactions on twitter as the game came to a conclusion. Most were simply ecstatic for Ollie and his great success, some wished their former team could have won, a certain King thought no guard should be drafted ahead of Napier, and others were less than pleased with how the game concluded. See the thoughts of many around the league below: