DeAndre Daniels scored 26 points, 18 in the second half, and UConn held off Iowa State 81-76 on Friday to reach the East Regional final a year after the Huskies were barred from the NCAA tournament.
Carmelo Anthony won the scoring title without playing, and the Atlanta Hawks lost their chance to move up in the East standings.
The Big East tournament will have a touch of a wake to it this week. When games end, there will be plenty of reminiscing about rivalries and talk of what is to come.
The Miami Heat started off the regular season with a bang this year by utilizing a spread offense similar to what the Oregon Ducks football team uses. With Amar’e Stoudemire out for the Knicks, that kind of high-flying offense may resurface for the Heat.