2009: Final Four, But No More

The Huskies could not keep up with the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000127" title="Michigan State Spartans" href="/topic/sports/college-sports/michigan-state-spartans-ORSPT000127.topic">Michigan State Spartans</a> in the national semifinal, losing 82-73.<br>
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Despite losing guard Jerome Dyson to a season-ending injury and facing allegations of recruiting violations, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="OREDU0000152" title="University of Connecticut" href="/topic/education/colleges-universities/university-of-connecticut-OREDU0000152.topic">UConn</a> stormed through the West Region as the top seed. Hasheem Thabeet anchored the defense, which again led the nation in blocked shots.
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( ANDY LYONS / GETTY IMAGES / April 4, 2009 )

The Huskies could not keep up with the Michigan State Spartans in the national semifinal, losing 82-73.

Despite losing guard Jerome Dyson to a season-ending injury and facing allegations of recruiting violations, UConn stormed through the West Region as the top seed. Hasheem Thabeet anchored the defense, which again led the nation in blocked shots.

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