- Associated Press - Thursday, April 3, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - A look at Saturday’s games at the Final Four:

CONNECTICUT (30-8) vs. FLORIDA (36-2)

CONNECTICUT

ROAD TO THE FINAL FOUR

No. 7 Connecticut beat No. 10 Saint Joseph’s 89-81, OT; beat No. 2 Villanova 77-65; beat No. 3 Iowa State 81-76; beat No. 4 Michigan State 60-54.

STAR

Senior guard Shabazz Napier was a first-team All-America selection and was the American Athletic Conference player of the year. The 6-foot-1 Napier leads the Huskies in scoring (18.1), rebounds (5.9), assists (4.9) and steals (1.7). Shot a career-best 39.9 percent from 3-point range this season and that included a career-best seven 3s against Rutgers. He is the only Connecticut player to ever have 1,500 points and 500 assists in a career.

COACH

Kevin Ollie, the hand-picked successor to Naismith Memorial Hall of Famer Jim Calhoun, took the Huskies to the Final Four in the first season they were eligible under him. They were banned from the NCAA tournament last year because of failure to meet academic standards. Ollie was on Calhoun’s staff for two seasons after a 13-year NBA career.

KEY POINT

This is the second Final Four for the seniors as the Huskies won it all when they were freshmen in 2011. Connecticut isn’t deep, with four starters averaging at least 33 minutes per game in the NCAA tournament. The Huskies did have a bit of a home-court advantage in the East Regional at Madison Square Garden. DeAndre Daniels stepped up with a 27-point, 10-rebound effort against Iowa State and the front line did an effective job against Michigan State in the regional final.

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FLORIDA

ROAD TO THE FINAL FOUR

No. 1 Florida beat No. 16 Albany 67-55; beat No. 9 Pittsburgh 61-45; beat No. 4 UCLA 79-68; beat No. 11 Dayton 62-52.

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