Cal associate head coach Travis DeCuire got his interview for the Bears head coaching position and got another strong endorsement.

DeCuire, 43, met with athletic director Sandy Barbour on Friday at the Final Four.

"I saw him after his interview and he was relaxed, felt it went well," said Blaine Taylor, who coached DeCuire at Montana and later was an assistant coach for Mike Montgomery at Stanford.

Montgomery gave DeCuire, his assistant of six years, a ringing endorsement Monday.

Final Four notes: Connecticut's 2011 national title has been characterized as a one-man effort by Kemba Walker. Good as he was, he still needed help from Jeremy Lamb, Alex Oriakhi and Shabazz Napier.

Now that it's Napier's turn, the same gotta-have-help method has applied -- this time with DeAndre Daniels and Ryan Boatright taking turns at the wheel.

Napier finished with 12 points, six assists and four steals. But Daniels (20 points) carried UConn out of an early funk, Boatright (13 points) bulled around Florida's guard in a 63-53 victory in Arlington, Texas.

"We've been saying all year that we've got a complete team," Boatright said. "It's not a one-man team. It's not a two-man team."

Meanwhile, SEC player of the year Scottie Wilbekin and fellow guards Michael Frazier II and Kasey Hill struggled for Florida. "They were really disruptive with what they did to our offensive flow," said Wilbekin, who had just four points and dealt with leg cramps in the second half.

  • Wisconsin did nearly everything it needed to do to beat Kentucky except for hitting one crucial free throw.

    Ben Brust and Sam Dekker each scored 15 points, but Traevon Jackson made just two of three foul shots with 16 seconds left and the Badgers were left stunned after Aaron Harrison's 3-pointer from the wing with 5.7 seconds to play gave the Wildcats a 74-73.

    The Badgers finished a Final Four record 95 percent from the foul line, 19 of 20.

    "That's what you're going to get in the Final Four: a one possession battle and unfortunately it just didn't fall our way," Brust said.

    Jackson also missed a jumper at the buzzer.

    "Our guys certainly had nothing to hang their heads about," Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan said. "We played hard, we played smart."

  • The national semifinals drew 79,444 on Saturday night at AT&T Stadium, beating the previous NCAA record of 78,129 when Kentucky beat Michigan State in a regular-season game at Ford Field in Detroit on Dec. 13, 2003. The crowd also topped the Final Four mark of 75,421 from 2011 at Reliant Stadium in Houston.

  • Kentucky's Alex Poythress, who had eight points and seven rebounds, tweaked a knee during the team's victory celebration. He said he "just got caught on the bottom of the dog pile, but I'll be fine."

    Award: Duke's Jabari Parker won the Kyle Macy National Freshman of the Year award. Among the other finalists were Santa Clara's Jared Brownridge, Arizona's Aaron Gordon, Kansas' Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins and Kentucky's Julius Randle.

    College Basketball Invitational: Siena routed Fresno State 81-68 in the decisive Game 3 of the championship series.

    The Associated Press and wire services contributed to this report.