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UConn upsets Michigan State 60-54, back to Final Four

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Connecticut's Ryan Boatright dunks the ball in the first half of a regional final against Michigan State at the NCAA Tournament on Sunday in New York.

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NEW YORK — Shabazz Napier owed UConn.

He could have transferred when academic sanctions barred the Huskies from the NCAA tournament his junior season. But the guard wanted to pay back the school for the joy of a national title his freshman year, for his struggles as a sophomore.

Napier sure did that Sunday, carrying UConn back to the Final Four in front of thousands of roaring Huskies fans at Madison Square Garden. He scored 17 of his 25 points in the second half in a 60-54 upset of fourth-seeded Michigan State.

The East Regional's most outstanding player hit three ...


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