UConn pregame notes

2011-03-26T10:48:00Z 2011-03-26T13:44:17Z UConn pregame notesBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Everyone's all over the MoMo-Kemba story today:

The New York Post says the "City of Point Guards" is sending two of its finest into the Elite Eight.

The L.A. Times said they are bringing a New York state of mind to the game.

The New York Daily News notes that it's the kid from Soundview in the Bronx (Walker) against the kid from Harlem (Jones).

Book Richardson says in the Denver Post that it starts with point guards in NYC.

Sporting News has some detail on the compelling backgrounds of the two players.

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Dick Weiss says the Huskies will "out-tough" Arizona to win tonight. Wouldn't be a surprise to see that line get posted in the Wildcats' locker room.

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Here's the official pregame notes from Arizona and from UConn.

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The Republic's Paola Boivin looks at how Derrick Williams grew up in La Mirada.

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Javier Morales has a thorough analysis of the coaches and other facets of today's game.

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The New York Times notes how Williams saves his best for games.

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The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review says DNA has something to do with Sean Miller's coaching ability.

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The Sacramento Bee says the Grant Jerrett-Brandon Ashley matchup is a compelling one in today's California Division III final. The San Francisco Chronicle picks Lutheran, with UA commits Jerrett and Eric Cooper, to win even though Lutheran had to bus up to Sacramento after school on Friday.

(Of course, the Wildcats can only hope, with whatever happens, that Ashley decides he wants to play college ball with Jerrett...)

P.S. if anyone is aware of web/TV coverage for this game, please post. I couldn't find any.

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Nikola Vucevic says it was time to take the next step.

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Jon Wilner thanks UA fans for being civil in comments about him, and picks UA to cover the spread today.

Meanwhile, Mercury News columnist Tim Kawakami says UA's tournament run so far is the most impressive tournament run by a Pac-10 team since...the 1997 Wildcats.

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Still no clear handle on what Jimmer Fredette's draft stock really is now that BYU's season is over.

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Tons of coverage over on our busy Wildcats page, too, of course...

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