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Headlines: What they're saying about UConn this morning

UConn's fourth national championship has made headlines all across the country. Here are a few of the noteworthy pieces from last night's game.

Ronald Martinez

SNY: Front pages from UConn's big win

"Mission Improbable," "Un-4-gettable," "Believe it!" "Fourth is fine," "All that 'Bazz."

Hartford Courant: Huskies climbed to the top of the world one step at a time – Jeff Jacobs

"They took the stairs. They took them one step at a time. They took them one by one when there wasn't anything to play for last season and they were the pariahs of the NCAA. They took them one step at a time even after Louisville smoked them three times this season."

Hartford Courant: That's why they call it the Boat Show – Paul Doyle

"Shabazz Napier was UConn's best player and spiritual leader. DeAndre Daniels was a revelation, fulfilling his immense potential and emerging as an NBA prospect. Boatright? He was the straw that mixed the drink, a game-changer on defense, a fearless player on offense."

Hearst Connecticut: Ollie set the tone for UConn's national title – Kevin Duffy

"This started not against St. Joseph's, on Amida Brimah's season-saving three-point play, not at the Barclays Center on Nov. 8, and not when the head coach broke character on March 5, letting the Gampel crowd know that he'd be returning in a month to hang a banner. This began on Sept, 17, 2012, the Monday after Jim Calhoun retired. This began when a fired-up Kevin Ollie entered the locker room and met with the guys -- now his guys -- for the first time."

The Daily Campus: Shabazz Napier ends career with second title, legendary status – Tim Fontenault

"With 79,238 pairs of eyes looking down on him, with the hand of a taller Wildcat in his face, Napier put up a 3-pointer, and Amida Brimah knew it was going in right away. 'You knew it too, didn't you?' Brimah said to me in the locker room, the national championship trophy placed on the ground three feet away. 'You're from Connecticut. You knew that.'"

Waterbury Republican-American: Championship for Huskies – Ed Daignault

"Part resurrection, part coronation.The travails of the prior two seasons left some wondering whether one of college basketball's power programs was in a long climb back to its former perch. Wonder no longer."

Hartford Courant: 35 UConn revelers arrested, no serious injuries reported – Nick Rondinone, Christine Dempsey and David Owens

"By far, most of our students have conducted themselves safely and responsibly," Police Chief Barbara O'Connor said. "Although there have been some arrests and property damage, we're pleased overall with most of our students' behavior, especially considering we had a capacity crowd of over 10,000 in Gampel Pavilion and thousands more elsewhere on campus."

Yahoo Sports: UConn vets Shabazz Napier, Ryan Boatright deliver – Pat Forde

"Napier won't wear the UConn uniform again, but it'll hang in the rafters of Gampel Pavilion soon enough. At a school that has won four of the last 16 national titles, Shabazz Napier is the only Husky to be a key part of two of them - as a sidekick to the dominant Kemba Walker in 2011, and as the leading man in 2014." UConn never stopped believing – Dana O'Neil

"Believe. That's the word everyone used. The players, the coach, his wife, the mothers. Everyone associated with Connecticut kept coming back to 'believe.'"

CBS Sports: Connecticut looks ahead to life without Shabazz Napier – Jeff Borzello

"It might not have been clear at the beginning of his career and he likely won't be regular NBA all-star, but Napier has obviously entered the annals of Connecticut basketball history. He'll be mentioned alongside everyone from Donyell Marshall and Ray Allen to Rip Hamilton and Emeka Okafor to Kemba Walker. Napier is one of the all-time Husky greats."