TheRoundUp 3/23: There is another Kemba Walker rap, it's also terrible

Dear amateur rappers: just stop. On with the news:

UConn Women Rout Purdue in Tournament - NYTimes.com
Connecticut gets more attention for the many ways it can score, but it rattles opponents on defense, too. The Huskies’ tenacity was on display Tuesday in Storrs, Conn., as they eliminated Purdue in the second round of the N.C.A.A. tournament, 64-40.

Defense Dogs Purdue As UConn Rolls - Hartford Courant
Purdue went more than 10 minutes of the first half, from Sam Ostarello's jump shot with 13:47 left to Alex Guyton's free throw with 3:38 left, with only one basket. At the break, the Boilermakers had 13 points.

Georgetown Women Earn Another Shot At UConn - Courant.com
Rodgers scored a career-high 34 points, and No. 5 seed Georgetown breezed past fourth-seed Maryland 79-57 Tuesday night in College Park, Md., to advance to the round of 16 for the first time.

Women's NCAA tournament: Connecticut Huskies have to face Big East foe Georgetown Hoyas next - ESPN
That's an absurd number, but we've pretty much gotten used to that from UConn. Moore and Dixon were 40-0 at Gampel Pavilion as Huskies; they've lost a grand total of three games in their UConn careers. But might it be a Big East team, though, that keeps them from a third consecutive NCAA title?

Many fouls, but no harm as Walker leads UConn
"That's just what I've been doing all year," Walker said. "Trying my best to force the issue to get fouled, and I was able to get fouled. I didn't let it affect me. I just played through it. I just wanted to win. Deal with the bruises later."

Inspired By Walker, Calhoun's Freshmen Have Grown Up Fast - Hartford Courant
Calhoun said he loved this team before practice began in October. He said he loved it after the Maui Invitational championship and a 10-0 start. He said he loved it when the losses began to pile up in February. And he said again he loved it after the Huskies beat Bucknell and Cincinnati to reach the Sweet 16.

Steve Fisher on game vs. UConn: 'We think ... that we’re the better team' - USATODAY.com
"They will not be in awe or intimidated by Kemba Walker, Jim Calhoun, the name Connecticut on the front of their jersey. … We're ready to play and we think, myself included, that we're the better team."

Holy Cross, UConn end tied after 16
Sophomore left-hander Chris Kono allowed two runs on six hits in 8-1/3 innings as the visiting Crusaders (7-8-1) and the Huskies (8-9-1) played to a 16-inning tie at J.O. Christian Field in Storrs, Conn.

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