No one seriously gave UConn a chance when they entered the 2011 Big East tournament. After all, the Huskies were just 9-9 in Big East play, only good enough for a nine-seed when they began their tourney run. That meant that UConn had to win five games in five consecutive days to capture the Big East tournament championship, seemlingy unlikely with the likes of Pitt, Notre Dame and Syracuse in the way.
But Kemba Walker had other ideas. He led the Huskies to back-to-back wins against DePaul and Georgetown and followed up those performances with a game-high 24 points against the Panthers on March 10, 2011. The point guard’s final shot was the best of the night.