Walker's run mirrors McNamara magic

UConn star looks to cap surge with Big East title, just like Syracuse guard did in '06

Updated: March 12, 2011, 12:56 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- At the stroke of 5 p.m. on Friday, when the security guards finally allowed the first eager handful of journalists to ascend the escalators from the press room to the arena level, there was a single player on the Madison Square Garden floor:

Kemba Walker.

Despite the fact he had played three games in three days -- and 112 of a possible 120 minutes -- Walker was getting some extra shots in, being fed passes by assistant coach Kevin Ollie.

Two hours ...

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