Connecticut's senior guard was asked to describe his feelings about winning the title, but instead tried to quiet the crowd by begging for their attention. Once satisfied, Napier launched into a brief rant about the NCAA's banning of UConn from the 2013 tournament because of poor academic performance.
"Ladies and gentlemen, you're looking at the hungry Huskies, this is what happens when you ban us, last year, two years, we worked so hard for it, two years –"
At that point, Napier abruptly ended his message and CBS cut to a shot of fans. Nantz coolly by congratulating Napier on winning the Most Outstanding Player award, then threw it to commercial.
Like Richard Sherman in his infamous rant after the NFC championship, Napier didn't say anything that wasn't safe for television and his comments were fairly tame, in retrospect. Though the decision to cut away was understandable, it would have been far better television to let him keep going.