The Washington Times - April 4, 2009, 05:37PM

DETROIT – The patrons are slowly trickling into Ford Field for tonight’s national semifinals. Connecticut is on the floor warming up now, and it’s about a half-hour to tip off.

Here’s the rundown on tonight’s lineups (which are completely unsurprising):

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CONNECTICUT (31-4)

G-12-A.J. Price
G-24-Craig Austrie
F-21-Stanley Robinson
F-4-Jeff Adrien
C-34-Hasheem Thabeet

MICHIGAN STATE (30-6)

G-1-Kalin Lucas
G-5-Travis Walton
F-2-Raymar Morgan
F-10-Delvon Roe
C-14-Goran Suton

Tonight’s officials for the first game are John Cahill, Les Jones andMichael Stuart.

It’s the first Final Four for Jones (who works a lot of ACC games) and Stuart (who frequently calls SEC games).

Meanwhile, it’s Cahill’s seventh Final Four; he called semifinals in 1999 and 2000, and title games in 1995, 2005, 2006 and 2008. He’s done plenty of work in the ACC and Big East – and was one of the three refs for the UConn-Syracuse six-overtime classic last month.

– Patrick Stevens