Monday night revealed that the Kentucky Wildcats had run out of miracle finishes. Their roster has already begun leaving for the NBA, and this is where we see that John Calipari’s wizardry with the one-and-done crowd comes with a price.

But on Tuesday night the Connecticut Women’s team won the national title–as expected–and it capped off an unusual sweep of both the men’s and women’s basketball titles in the same season. If that sounds like it ought to be rare, that’s because it is rare. In fact, it was only the second time this feat had ever been accomplished before.

But here’s the weird thing: the other school to accomplish this double title was UConn, which had pulled it off ten years ago in 2004. This means that they did something that no other school has ever done, for the second time. It sounds like the premise for some bad Hollywood movie, but it’s entirely real.

Whatever they put into the drinking water at Connecticut’s workout facility needs to be identified by the rest of the NCAA, and quickly.

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R. Lincoln Harris

R. Lincoln Harris

I'm a Chicago writer. I live in the best city on earth, and I write about the things that interest me. What more could I ever want? Other than a Cubs World Series, of course.

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