By Andy Katz|
Mon., April 3
During the first half, Mateen Cleaves showed he wouldn't end his college career without taking his best shots. He showed no fear in coming off screens and launching 3-pointers. After his second of three long bombs, Cleaves turned to the crowd and signaled that his game needs to be taken seriously. He didn't have to add anything to the moment -- the shot said loud and clear that Cleaves' offensive game was tuned up Monday night.
As The Ball Bounces: Monday |
Mateen Cleaves and Michigan State put a memorable stamp on a previously undefined NCAA Tournament.
Notebook: Seniors carried Spartans
Notes and quotes from the national championship game.
Florida beat at its own game
Florida thought it could run and press against anyone, until the Gators ran into a Michigan State team that was better than them.
Granger was Spartans' ace in the hole
Michigan State's A.J. Granger matched his career high with 19 points on Monday night.
Michigan State fans celebrate championship |
Michigan State got off to a fast start, and so did its celebrating fans.
Miller says he'll listen to Donovan about future
It's hard to imagine forward Mike Miller would want to leave Florida after his performance against Michigan State.
Vitale: Cleaves comes through
Mateen Cleaves was everything Michigan State needed and more in the title game, says ESPN's Dick Vitale.
NCAA title game ratings worst ever for CBS
The national rating for the NCAA men's basketball championship game was 14.1, the worst since CBS began airing the event in 1982.
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