ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 26: Head coach Jim Calhoun of the Connecticut Huskies cuts down the net after defeatng the Arizona Wildcats to win the west regional final of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Honda Center on March 26, 2011 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Somehow, someway, this impossible season is going to continue.
I really don't know what to say. That game had too many momentum swings, too many death-defying moments, and two great looks in the final seconds to put the dagger to our collective dreams. I suggest we all sit back and enjoy this.
The Huskies beaten every single non-conference team thrown in front of it. They've won two games against two very talented teams in virtual road settings. They've already performed the most miraculous runs in the history of conference tournaments. They've bounced back from every single damn obstacle in their way in elimination-game settings. Now, they've gone farther than anyone even in their wildest imagination could have thought possible.
How can you not love this team, this tough, gritty team that pulls wins out from nowhere?
Our superstar point guard, arguably the best player in this school's storied history (he'll be the first regular UConn player to play in two different Final Fours), making play after play to will his team to victory. Kemba Walker, two years ago I said I'd buy you a beer when you turned 21. Screw that. I'm buying you a damn brewery.
Our spectacular freshman, supposedly the "other" Lamb in this recruiting class, who carried the non-Kemba portions of the offense in crunch time in the biggest games of his life. Jeremy Lamb, you are going to be special.
And our coach, who has gotten his fair share of (deserved) criticism, but who is responding to all of his issues by going out and doing the best friggin coaching job he's done in 25 years at Connecticut. Jim Calhoun, no one should doubt you again.
Everyone else deserves their due, but I'm really just spent at this point. Feel free to fill in your favorites in the comments.
What a splendiferous, spectacular, monumental, just-freakin-joyous run. And we've still got one more weekend to go. Stay tuned.