Post Game Notes, UConn vs. Louisville BIG EAST Championship (March 12, 2011)


March 13, 2011

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Postgame Notes
No. 9 Connecticut 69, No. 3 Louisville 66
Records: Connecticut (26-9); Louisville (25-9)

-Connecticut won its seventh BIG EAST Championship, tying Georgetown for the most BIG EAST titles. It is Connecticut's first BIG EAST title since 2004.

-Connecticut is the first team to play - let alone win - five games in five days in a conference tournament.

-Connecticut is believed to be the first team in college basketball history to win games in five consecutive days and defeat four top-25 teams in four consecutive days.

-Connecticut is the only school in Division I whose football, men's basketball and women's basketball teams won conference titles in the 2010-11 academic year. Ohio State would accomplish the same feat if the Buckeyes win the Big Ten men's basketball title tomorrow.

-Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun won his 33rd game in the BIG EAST Championship, tying former Georgetown coach John Thompson for second place on the all-time tournament wins list.

-Jim Calhoun won a record seventh BIG EAST Championship.

-Tonight's win was the 600th of Jim Calhoun's career at Connecticut.

-Connecticut is the second No. 9 seed to win the BIG EAST Championship, joining Syracuse in 2006.

-Kemba Walker scored a game-high 19 points to finish the tournament with 130 points and shatter the previous tournament scoring record of 84 points, set by Eric Devendorf of Syracuse in 2009.

-Kemba Walker averaged 26.0 points in five BIG EAST Championship games this year.

-Connecticut became the sixth school to win the BIG EAST Championship in the last six years.

-Connecticut is 8-0 in in-season and postseason tournament play this season.