Tuesday, April 08, 2014

NCAA Tournament: UCONN wins it all

It was a luxurious experience to shoot the 2014 NCAA Men's Championship. With "no dog in the fight" so-to-speak (the team I cover, Wisconsin, was eliminated on Saturday), I had no deadline and was under no pressure to actually produce anything usable.

I also had no shooting spot on the floor. But thanks to the generous support of our friends at Canon Professional Services (thank you!), they loaned me a new 600mm lens to shoot from one of the elevated shooting positions in the stands. Here's a few mild successes... 

 Kentucky Wildcats guard James Young dunks the ball for two points, drawing a shooting foul from Connecticut Huskies center Amida Brimah (35) in the second half of the NCAA Men's Championship game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Monday, April 7, 2014.  M.P. KING -- State Journal

 Connecticut Huskies players rush the floor to celebrate their win over the Kentucky Wildcats.

Kentucky Wildcats fans react to their team's loss.

 A Kentucky Wildcats fan sits alone after her team's loss.

Connecticut Huskies players celebrate their victory with the championship trophy.
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