ARLINGTON, TX - Connecticut is celebrating its fourth men’s NCAA championship after defeating Kentucky 60-54 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Shabazz Napier had 22 points with six rebounds, three assists and three steals to lead the Huskies, who last won it all in 2011. Last night’s 60-54 final was the same score by which Connecticut eliminated Michigan State from the tournament in the Elite Eight. UConn never trailed to the Wildcats and had a 15-point lead in the first half but led by just four at halftime. Kentucky was aiming for its ninth national title and second in three years, but instead shot 13-of-24 from the free throw line in the loss. The Huskies, on the other hand, were 10-for-10 last night at the charity stripe and also out-rebounded the taller Wildcats 34-33. UConn has never lost the title game.
Connecticut’s undefeated women’s team tonight will try to make it an NCAA title sweep for the school when they play unbeaten Notre Dame in the women’s championship game in Nashville.