The 2014 NCAA championship game is in the books, with the UConn Huskies becoming the first-ever No. 7 seed to cut down the nets. Just because UConn won and Kentucky lost, though, doesn’t mean that the individual performances all went the way of the final score.
UConn center Phillip Nolan, for example, endured a dreadful game even by the low standards of this season’s UConn centers. Kentucky’s James Young, on the other hand, played one of his best games of the year, slashing through the Huskies’ otherwise-stout defense for a team-high 20 points.
Herein, a closer look at Nolan, Young, and all the rest of the 16 players who appeared in Monday night’s title clash. Each player is graded for his performance in this game only.