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.