(South) UConn 64 ,|
(West) Ohio State 58 Recap
UConn PG Khalid El-Amin: 18 pts, 6 asts., 3 steals |
El-Amin rebounded from a horrendous shooting performance with a great game.
UConn put the defensive clamps on Ohio State's vaunted backcourt, limiting Michael Redd and Scoonie Penn to 10-of-31 FG shooting. On the other end, El-Amin and Richard Hamilton scored 42 of the Huskies' 64 points.
UConn: Final vs. Duke|
Ohio State: Season over
(East) Duke 68 ,|
(Midwest) Michigan State 62 Recap
Duke C Elton Brand: 18 pts, 7-10 FG, 15 reb. |
The sophomore was dominant, but Duke held on late when he had to sit with four fouls.
Michigan State did what it always does -- make the game sloppy, play physical with its opponent and keep things fairly close. But none of those were enough to derail Duke's title hopes. The Blue Devils looked beatable for the first time in the tournament, but they held on down the stretch never letting the Spartans within fewer than three points.
Duke: Final vs. UConn|
Michigan State: Season over