The UConn men huddle before the game - Richard Messina/Hartford Courant

Obviously a big win last night for the UConn Huskies men’s basketball team as they were able to overcome all of the distractions the past few days to put up a good effort to get themselves to the Final Four with an 82-75 win over the Missouri Tigers.

Kemba Walker stepped up big time for the Huskies with 23 points and his play was just one of the reasons why the Huskies were able to win last night. UConn used his speed to break Mizzou’s pressure and that’s what helped the Huskies win. If he hadn’t of stepped up his game, UConn probably wouldn’t be heading to Detroit.

Now it is off to Detroit where they will await the winner of the Louisville/Michigan State game next Saturday evening at Ford Field. The game time will probably be announced after today’s games finish up.

Now it’s the UConn women’s turn to get to the Women’s Final Four as they will take on the California Golden Bears in Trenton, NJ. Tip time is scheduled for 12:04 PM and the game will be broadcast on ESPN.

UConn Men’s Basketball links

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NCAA investigation underway [Matt Stout’s UConn Men’s Basketball Blog]

Calhoun on retirement [Gavin Keefe – New London Day Blog]

UConn Statement [UConn | Men’s Basketball]

Gov. Rell Seeking Free Beer [UConn | Men’s Basketball]

UConn in the Final Four [UConn | Men’s Basketball]

Fantastic Four [UConn Huskies Basketball]

All-Regional [In Storrs Now]

Rise of the (out of) Phoenix [In Storrs Now]

The MC 5 [Emeka, Nadav and Corny]

Missouri Proves UConn is Favorite [Fanhouse]

Shady past clouds once-bright future [San Antonio Express-News]

UConn frosh Walker a man among boys []

For UConn, a Well-Worn Path to the Final Four [New York Times]

From The Desert To Detroit, Hellbent Huskies Punch Final Four Ticket [ZSmart’s Sports Blog]

Need to slam programs like UConn [New York Daily News]

UConn Leaves Tigers, and Nets, Behind [Fanhouse]

Connecticut advances to Final Four [The Arizona Republic]

Jim Calhoun’s legacy on the line as scandal swirls [New York Daily News]

Kemba Walker Brilliant For UConn [Hartford Courant]

UConn Advances To Third Final Four [Hartford Courant]

Adrien Shows Them The Way [Hartford Courant]

Calhoun Must Forget He Cut The Net [Hartford Courant]

UConn Men’s Extras [Hartford Courant]

Calhoun No. 6 On All-Time Win List [Hartford Courant]

UConn men’s notebook [Connecticut Post]

Walker leads UConn to Final Four [Connecticut Post]

UConn advances to Final Four [New Haven Register]

Walker grows up just in time for Huskies? [New Haven Register]

Huskies head to third Final Four [New Haven Register]

Walker’s game built for speed, and it shows [New Haven Register]

UConn dunks any doubts with Final Four trip [Waterbury Republican-American]

Fast tempo was just what Walker wanted [Waterbury Republican-American]

Adrien determined not to miss Final Four trip [Waterbury Republican-American]

Happy Huskies motor on to Final Four [New London Day]

Defense Saves Huskies [New London Day]

Walker Plays Like A New York Giant [New London Day]

UConn Women’s Basketball links

Might as well enjoy the ride … the Huskies are [Vickie Fulkerson – New London Day Blogs]

Business as usual for women or ladies but not girls [UConn | Women’s Basketball]

Renee Strikes Again … This Time Meghan Is The Victim [Rich Elliott – UConn women’s basketball]

Just A Scare [Rich Elliott – UConn women’s basketball]

Huskies Get Ready for Sweet 16 Action in Trenton []

UConn Keeps Focus On Perfecting Its Game [Hartford Courant]

Cal A Long Way From Home [Hartford Courant]

Cal Coach Expands Team’s World [Hartford Courant]

Cal’s Boyle on amazing journey [Connecticut Post]

For UConn women, no complacency [Connecticut Post]

UConn women’s notebook [Connecticut Post]

UConn women’s game day [Connecticut Post]

Trenton Regional notebook [Connecticut Post]

Experience is big edge for Huskies [Norwich Bulletin]

Auriemma appreciates Boyle’s toughness [New Haven Register]

UConn, California will be battle of the ‘Big Threes’ [New Haven Register]

Despite scare, Hayes ready to go full tilt [Waterbury Republican-American]

UConn women try to guard against complacency [Waterbury Republican-American]

UConn bench players play key role Sunday [Waterbury Republican-American]

UConn’s ‘Mouse’ Playing Big In Tourney [New London Day]

No. 1 UConn Vs. No. 4 California [New London Day]

California Has Big Three Of Its Own [New London Day]

Golden Bears need the magic of one New Jersey team in Trenton [Cal Bears Examiner]

Clash against No. 1 Huskies? Just routine [San Francisco Chronicle]

UConn Women Near Perfection, but Have Room to Improve [New York Times]

Huskies Provide Daunting Task in Sweet 16 [The Daily Californian]

Hayes Has Had Role In UConn Women’s Dominance [Lakeland Ledger]

UConn Football links

Another Update [UConn | Football]

Young UConn Receivers Showing Heart [Hartford Courant]

Youthful Group Hopes To Catch On With Huskies [New London Day]

Other UConn related links

Why I Love Brady Quinn [Thoughts From a Fat White Guy]

UConn Pimp Slaps Missouri: On To The Final Four [Thoughts From a Fat White Guy]

Softball: Huskies Drop Doubleheader To DePaul In Home Opener []

Baseball Splits Second Day Against USF on Saturday []

Editors note: While this post is being posted late due to the pain of the kidney stone, most of this post was done during the night and in the morning on Sunday. I feel as though I’ve let my readers down by not getting this posted up in the morning.