El-Amin's free throws summed up everything you need to know about these worthy champions from Storrs: their grit, their confidence, their sense of theater, and, of course, their clutch play. The only one not impressed with El-Amin's heroics was an arena security guard who, mistaking the pudgy hero for a Connecticut fan, tried to corral him during a postgame celebratory circumnavigation of the court. Another rent-a-cop straightened out the mess, but El-Amin wasn't fazed. "I told him to buy me a hot dog," said El-Amin. The perfect reward for someone who did indeed prove that he is a player of stature and capability.