Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier celebrates a score against Memphis during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference men's tournament Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
East Region New York
The filet mignon matchup
St. Joseph’s vs. Connecticut
The winner likely faces Villanova.
St. Joe’s was a bubble team heading into the A-10 tournament and beat VCU for the title. UConn defeated Memphis and Cincinnati before falling to Louisville in the AAC championship.
Stick a fork in them?
The Bearcats had victories over Pitt, Nebraska, Louisville and Memphis (twice), but Harvard will be an intriguing matchup. Tommy Amaker’s team knocked off third-seeded New Mexico last year and is back in the tournament for the third year in a row.
Shabazz Napier, Connecticut
The comparisons to former UConn point guard Kemba Walker are valid. Napier, a 6-1 senior, averages 17.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game and has the kind of moxie that can propel a team in this tournament.
|LA Angels - LP: C. Rasmus||6||FINAL|
|Baltimore - WP: R. Webb||7|
|Seattle - WP: H. Iwakuma||5||FINAL|
|Cleveland - LP: T. Bauer||2|
|Chicago WSox - WP: J. Quintana||11||FINAL|
|Detroit - LP: A. Sanchez||4|
|Washington - LP: S. Strasburg||0||FINAL|
|Miami - WP: H. Alvarez||3|
|Philadelphia - WP: C. Hamels||6||FINAL|
|NY Mets - LP: D. Gee||0|
|Milwaukee - LP: W. Smith||1||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - WP: A. Cobb||5|
|Toronto - WP: M. Stroman||4||FINAL|
|Boston - LP: R. De La Rosa||2|
|Arizona - LP: T. Cahill||0||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - WP: M. Leake||3|
|Colorado||3||Top 8th Inning|
|NY Yankees||10||Top 8th Inning|
|Minnesota||2||Bottom 9th Inning|
|Oakland||7||Top 9th Inning|
|Atlanta||3||Top 3rd Inning|
|St. Louis||0||Bottom 3rd Inning|
|Pittsburgh||3||Bottom 4th Inning|
|NY Giants||8/3/14 7:00 PM|
|Winnipeg||7/31/14 6:00 PM|
|Toronto||8/1/14 6:00 PM|
|Brt Columbia||8/1/14 9:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/2/14 6:00 PM|
|Los Angeles||45||3rd Qtr 5:31|