Team Stats

  • Field Goal %

    • CONN 34.7
    • 39.1 MSU
  • Three Point %

    • CONN 22.7
    • 37.9 MSU
  • Turnovers

    • CONN 10
    • 16 MSU
  • Rebounds

    • CONN 30
    • 32 MSU

Game Information

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Coverage: CBS
Madison Square Garden
  • New York, New York 10292
  • Line: MSU -6.0
Attendance: 19,499
98%
Capacity: 19,812
Referees: Tom Eades, John Higgins, Michael Roberts
3/31/2014 Associated Press

Napier lifts No. 7 seed UConn into Final Four

Shabazz Napier scored 17 of his 25 points in the second half, and UConn beat Michigan State 60-54 to return to the Final Four a year after the Huskies were barred from the NCAA tournament.

CBS12T
Connecticut213960
Michigan State252954

Game Flow

CONN
MSU
0:00 - 2nd Half

CONN

60

MSU

54

End of Game

Shot Chart

  • DeAndre Daniels made Jumper. Assisted by Niels Giffey.
  • Ryan Boatright made Jumper.
  • DeAndre Daniels missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Ryan Boatright made Dunk. Assisted by Shabazz Napier.
  • Niels Giffey missed Jumper.
  • Ryan Boatright missed Layup.
  • Shabazz Napier missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Lasan Kromah missed Jumper.
  • Lasan Kromah missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Niels Giffey missed Jumper.
  • Niels Giffey missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Shabazz Napier made Layup.
  • Niels Giffey missed Three Point Jumper.
  • DeAndre Daniels missed Jumper.
  • Ryan Boatright missed Jumper.
  • Shabazz Napier missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Niels Giffey missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Shabazz Napier missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Niels Giffey missed Three Point Jumper.
  • DeAndre Daniels made Jumper.
  • DeAndre Daniels missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Shabazz Napier made Three Point Jumper.
  • Phillip Nolan missed Layup.
  • DeAndre Daniels made Jumper.
  • Shabazz Napier made Three Point Jumper.
  • Niels Giffey made Dunk. Assisted by Shabazz Napier.
  • Ryan Boatright made Three Point Jumper. Assisted by Phillip Nolan.
  • Ryan Boatright missed Three Point Jumper.
  • DeAndre Daniels missed Jumper.
  • Niels Giffey missed Jumper.
  • Niels Giffey missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Phillip Nolan made Dunk. Assisted by Shabazz Napier.
  • Gary Harris made Jumper.
  • Denzel Valentine missed Jumper.
  • Adreian Payne missed Jumper.
  • Travis Trice missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Denzel Valentine missed Jumper.
  • Travis Trice missed Jumper.
  • Gary Harris made Layup. Assisted by Keith Appling.
  • Branden Dawson missed Jumper.
  • Adreian Payne made Three Point Jumper. Assisted by Travis Trice.
  • Denzel Valentine made Three Point Jumper.
  • Kenny Kaminski missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Gary Harris missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Keith Appling missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Denzel Valentine made Three Point Jumper. Assisted by Matt Costello.
  • Gary Harris missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Adreian Payne made Three Point Jumper. Assisted by Gary Harris.
  • Adreian Payne made Jumper. Assisted by Denzel Valentine.
  • Gary Harris missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Branden Dawson missed Jumper.
  • Adreian Payne missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Adreian Payne missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Denzel Valentine made Three Point Jumper. Assisted by Adreian Payne.
  • Gary Harris missed Jumper.
  • Travis Trice missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Adreian Payne missed Three Point Jumper.

Research Notes

  • Michigan State had four more turnovers in the half court than field goals. In transition, the Spartans hit six 3-point field goals, the most for any team in the last five tournaments. They hit four of the six in the first half.

  • The seed total of UConn's opponents in its path to the Final Four is 19, and the seed total of Kentucky's opponents is 16.

  • The last two players to lead their team to a Final Four while scoring or assisting on at least 45% of their team's points in the tournament are Shabazz Napier and Kemba Walker.

  • Michigan State scored six points in the paint, 14 fewer than its previous season low and the second fewest for any team in the last five Men's Basketball Championships (Butler scored two vs Connecticut in 2011).

  • Shabazz Napier has 93 points, 18 assists and 24 rebounds so far in the tournament

  • Kevin Ollie is the 4th coach in the last 20 years to reach the Final Four within his first 2 seasons as a Division I head coach, joining VCU's Shaka Smart, Indiana's Mike Davis and North Carolina's Bill Guthridge.None of the other 3 coaches won the National Championship.

  • This is the 1st time Tom Izzo (and Michigan State) has lost in the Elite 8 as the higher seed (previously 4-0).

  • UConn is the 2nd 7 seed ever to reach the Final Four.Virginia made the Final Four in 1984 and lost in the National Semifinals to Houston. Rick Carlisle and Olden Polynice were on that Virginia team.

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