* Last night UCONN allowed only 0.9 points per possession to Kentucky. Prior to last night, Kentucky had put up 1.21, 1.32, 1.16 and 1.26 in the previous four games. They averaged 1.18 for the year. * In fact, after giving up 1.15 ppp to ISU (the #6 team in the nation in offensive ratings in KenPom), UCONN allowed 0.9 ppp to Michigan State and 0.93 ppp to Florida. Even with the ISU game, UCONN finished below 1.0 ppp on defense for the tourney. * UCONN only shot 31.6% from 3 last night, and only 36.3% from 3 in the tourney. * UCONN was 230th in bench minutes this season. * Kentucky was 306th in bench minutes this season. Having top line starters who are smart and play great D wins. TadBall wins.