San Antonio Corning entered the Final Four on Friday night. He is the pedigree of Player of the Year and Champion, and his favorite.
Arizona is here, and the story of the weak coach and the weak, it seems that there is nothing to lose in the fight. Within 40 minutes, the Wildcats showed a suffocating defense and withdrew the freshman phenomenon Paige Bueckers from the game, pulled off a 69-59 shock, and was promoted to the first ever national championship game.
They will face Pac-12 rival Stanford University in the national championship game on Sunday. This is the first time that Pac-12 has two teams facing each other in a championship game.
It looks like the Arizona team used to be Arizona, and UConn doesn̵
Later, the University of Connecticut guard Christian Williams said: “I think we have the wrong mentality. I think we think it’s easy and I feel flustered. They have a lot of pressure on the ball. This is what we have seen before this season. Passed. We just can’t let the flow go in the offense.”
Arizona coach Adia Barnes and her team may not be surprised to hear this news, getting rid of doubters and non-believers throughout the NCAA tournament. Aari McDonald (Aari McDonald) once again on stage with a record of 26 points, he said the Wildcats use all this as motivation-especially attracted by the NCAA’s own women’s semi-final promotional video.
If a scene in the game reflects this feeling, it is that Barnes huddled together in the late game and reminded her players with a choice word: “If everyone doesn’t believe us, then forget everyone. Because we believe in us.”
McDonald’s said: “Tonight we shocked the whole world.” “Keep the bet on me and my teammates, we will show you the mistake. We will prove you wrong.”
Barnes, who played for Arizona State, changed the plan of the Wildcats in his 21st Game Final Four, completing a Wildcats plan that has no history or tradition with UConn and coach Geno Auriemma. But they brought them to the Huskies from the beginning, and they did it behind McDonald’s. McDonald’s is not only fascinated by her scoring ability, but also with her calmness, self-confidence and leadership on the court.
It seemed clear from the beginning that Arizona wanted to send a message.
Barnes said: “I have been weak all my life.” “It’s too small to do this thing, it’s too small to do this thing, it’s too inexperienced to do it. We prove it wrong every time. I don’t care. It’s just Inspires me and my team.”
UConn did not respond at all, and the Eskimos have now reached the semi-finals four times in a row. In the final game of the freshman, Bueckers scored a quiet 18 points on 5 of 13. However, even though she was struggling and no one around her could stand up, Arizona’s defense also made easy shooting seem impossible.
In the first half alone, Arizona participated in 15 of UConn’s 25 shot attempts and kept the Husky’s shots at 3 out of 15. According to ESPN statistics and information, in the entire game, UCon’s shooting percentage was only 6 of 31. Williams and Olivia Nelson Odda combined for a layup and scored 1 of 11 shots-including Nelson Odda’s 5 of 5 shots.
Auriemma said: “I have always said that this year our team is very immature, not just young.” “When we are high above and on top of the world, we think everything is fine. When things are not developing in our way At times, we will feel sorry, we feel sorry for ourselves, but you do not, unless you are lucky, you will definitely win the championship.
“I’ve walked this way before. I do think that these games will indeed be with you longer. I will say, at least in my opinion, I will coach in the last four games of next year regardless of the date. It’s April 2nd.”
He will let Bueckers come back to help him get there. After entering the game, not only this season but also in the NCAA tournament, her outstanding performance made everyone watch her. Before Friday, she scored a total of 90 points. Even after UConn fell by double digits, the Eskimos are still a team that will become hot at any time.
But the shooting is still elusive. Arizona State continues to bear relentless pressure and has shown confidence in the game of a confident team, which implies that this is not the first time to enter the semi-finals.
In the past four quarters, UConn scored 39 points, the lowest since the 2015-16 quarter implementation quarter. Despite this, the Huskies made their efforts at the end of the fourth quarter, with only 1:23 remaining to narrow the gap to 60-55, which made the crowd inside Alamodome stand up.
Is this the kind of running everyone would like to see from the usually fast-charging huskies?
No, it won’t. Now, UConn will have to wait another year to win its first national championship since 2016. While Arizona continues to advance, try to make its own history.
Barnes said: “It hasn’t been resolved.” “It’s amazing. It’s really a tough game. We don’t have any pressure. Compared to us, it’s much easier to become our situation than UConn, because I think the program is It’s so good, I hope you will win, it’s difficult. “It’s much easier for us to play the ball without pressure. We become very hot at the right time in the game. Everyone does more. This is what I want. They are doing their best. They believe, I believe. We don’t care if anyone believes it. “