Shabazz Napier, who dropped 20 points on Kentucky's head last night, said before the game there are nights he goes to bed "starving."
Napier's UConn was banned from last season's NCAA tournament due to low APR scores (graduation rates). After winning the championship, Napier (and teammate Tyler Olander) again put the NCAA in the crosshairs.
From Gary Parrish of CBS Sports:
"That's the tough thing about it," Napier said. "They call us student-athletes, then they take us away from our school."
I asked UConn's Tyler Olander how often he and his teammates have been in class lately.
"Not often," he answered. "But, I mean, I don't really have class anyway because ... I only take two classes. Three days a week, I'm off."
UConn spent the better part of the last month traveling from Memphis to Buffalo to New York and Dallas. The NCAA tournament is the NCAA's bread-maker.