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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Connecticuts 2011 national championship has been characterized as a one-man effort by Kemba Walker. Good as he was, he still needed help from teammates Jeremy Lamb, Alex Oriakhi and Shabazz Napier. Now that its Napiers turn, the same gotta-have-help method has applied -- this time with DeAndre Daniels and Ryan Boatright taking turns at the wheel. Daniels carried UConn out of an early funk, Boatright bulled around Floridas guard at both ends and the Huskies are headed back to the national championship game after a 63-53 victory over the Gators in the Final Four Saturday night. Daniels had 20 points on 9-of-14 shooting and 10 rebounds, and Boatright finished with 13 points to help finish off Floridas 30-game winning streak and send the seventh-seeded Huskies into Mondays title game against Kentucky. "Weve been saying all year that weve got a complete team," Boatright said. "Its not a one-man team. Its not a two-man team. Weve got a complete team." Napier has been UConns unquestioned leader and had a solid night after a slow start, finishing with 12 points, six assists and four steals. But stars often need an occasional lift from their sidekicks, and Daniels and Boatright both did that against Florida (36-3). Daniels, the talented-but-sometimes-inconsistent forward, helped the Huskies (31-8) dig out of an early hole by scoring inside and out. He also hit a couple of big shots down the stretch to prevent the Gators from mounting a comeback. Boatright was like a bulldog all night, consistently getting inside Floridas defence and combining with Napier to hold ailing Gators star Scottie Wilbekin (cramps) to four points and one assist. "I dont know if you all keep thinking its a one-man team, but its not," UConn coach Kevin Ollie said. "Shabazz is the first one to tell you and I keep telling everybody its not just him." During the 2011 run, Walker was the unquestioned lead Husky. But Lamb had some big scoring games during the title run, Oriakhi manhandled opposing big men in the paint and Napier, the confident-but-still-learning freshman, chipped in to earn a championship ring. This has been Napiers team from the start and hes come through as a star player should, including a game-winning jumper to beat Florida back on Dec. 2 -- the Gators last loss. In the rematch, Napier had a hard time with Floridas aggressive switching on defence, unable to find seams into the lane. UConn fell into holes of 7-0 and 16-4, and Napier didnt score until hitting a 3-pointer with 3:54 left in the first half. Daniels led the charge back. The junior has shown off flashes of his athleticism some games, disappearing in others. Its been nothing but the good Daniels in the NCAA tournament, though, including a 27-point, 10-rebound game against Iowa State in Sweet 16. Spurred by a conversation with former UConn coach Jim Calhoun before the national semifinal game, Daniels was at his active best, sailing in for a dunk during an 11-0 run and dropping in a pair of 3-pointers in the first half. Daniels continued to be a matchup problem for Florida in the second half, keeping the Gators at bay, including a long jumper that put the Huskies up 57-47 with 2 1/2 minutes left. "I talked to Coach Calhoun and he was like, Man, nobody is talking about you," Daniels said. "All I said was not to worry about it because everybody was going to be talking about me after today." Boatright, too. The junior has been interchangeable with Napier in the backcourt, playing shooting guard when Napier runs the point, leading the team when Napier shifts to the two spot or heads to the bench. He also turned into UConns point-guard stopper, hounding the opposing teams floor leader into mistakes. Boatright had a quiet first half before starting to find seams in Floridas defence. He got to the rim a few times without much hassle against the long Gators and was able to find open shooters when they did cut off his drives. Behind Boatright and Daniels, UConn scored all but two of its baskets inside the lane. Boatright also helped lead the charge against Wilbekin, adding to his cramping woes by combining with Napier to hound his every step. "It all starts with Boatright," Florida coach Billy Donovan said of UConns defence. "He does a great job of pressuring the ball." When it was over, the Huskies again were underdogs headed to the national championship -- thanks to a pair of sidekicks helping the star get there. Jesse Lingard Jersey . It was well worth the wait. Manning and the Denver Broncos waited eight long months, then another 33 minutes to get the season started because of a lightning storm. Raheem Sterling Jersey . 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The complaint says Goodell is prohibited from punishing players for any aspect of the case occurring before the new collective bargaining agreement was signed last August.MALABO, Equatorial Guinea - Christian Atsu scored two goals and Kwesi Appiah added another Sunday to help Ghana advance to the African Cup semifinals for the fifth straight time with a 3-0 victory over Guinea.Atsu, who plays in England for Everton, put the Black Stars ahead in the fourth minute by scoring after a backheel pass from Andre Ayew. He added another in the 61st, whipping in a shot from the right side.Appiah scored the second goal of the match in the 44th, controling a horrible defensive mistake from Baissama Sankoh and beating Guinea goalkeeper Naby Yattara.For us, I think we had a winning mentality, Atsu said. We went for a win and we worked hard for it. Thats why we won the game. Not because they are a bad team. We went for a win. Thats all.Guinea finished the match with 10 men after Yattara was given a red card in injury time for a foul on Asamoah Gyan. Abdoulaye Cisse then played in goal for the final seconds.Ghana, a four-time champion which last reached the African Cup of Nations final in 2010 but lost to Egypt, will next face host Equatorial Guinea in the semifinals on Thursday in Malabo.Now we start to prepare for Equatorial Guinea. We saw their game yesterday in the hotel, Ghana coach Avram Grant said. Now we will watch DVDs and learn about them.But most important for us is our game.Ghana came into the match as the favourite, and needed only a few minutes to take the lead. Appiah took the ball down the left side before passing to Ayew in the area, annd the Marseille forward then used his heel to slide the ball to Atsu for the goal.dddddddddddd.The match slowed for most of the next 40 minutes, with Guinea captain Ibrahima Traore doing his best to create chances for his team.We lost a goal almost from kickoff, which hurt our confidence, and then lost another goal just before break, Guinea coach Michel Dussuyer said. It makes things complicated against a team with the talent of Ghana.Ghana has been one of the best teams in Africa in recent years, reaching the quarterfinals at the 2010 World Cup to go along with its string of semifinal appearances at the African Cup. The Black Stars last won the African tournament in 1982.Grant, who previously coached Chelsea and took the London club to the Champions League final in 2008 after replacing Jose Mourinho, was hired as coach of Ghana in late 2014.Guinea needed a touch of luck just to make it this far. The team finished tied with Mali after both teams drew 1-1 in all three Group D matches. But Guinea advanced after winning a drawing of lots on Thursday.Just qualifying for the 2015 tournament was a surprise for many, however. Guinea is one of the three worst affected countries of the Ebola outbreak and the national team was forced to play its home qualifying matches outside its borders.We need to put things into perspective, Ghana are a great team, Dussuyer said. We go out with regrets in this match but must not forget the road we have come down before today. ' ' '
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