And if history is any guide, Jim Calhoun's team will be tough to beat next weekend in Detroit. In UConn's previous trips to the Final Four, in 1999 and 2004, the Huskies won it all. Both times the Huskies were representing the West Regional.
Top-seed Connecticut won the West Regional by turning back a determined run by the Missouri Tigers 82-75 in Glendale, Arizona. Freshman point guard Kemba Walker led the Huskies with 23 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the field. Walker also added five rebounds and five assists. A.J. Price added 18 points for the 31-and-4 Huskies, who clinched the victory by going 10-for-10 from the line in the final minute.