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Team Record 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Roby Ratings
Villanova 34-4 1 2 30.500
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Michigan 32-7 2 1 25.563
Kansas 31-7 1 24.063
The University of Connecticut Huskies used superb guard play and clutch three point shooting to hold off the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 to claim their fourth NCAA Division I Men’s National Championship in basketball on Monday night.
Senior guard Shabazz Napier had 22 points, six rebounds and three assists, and his partner in defensive lock-down, Ryan Boatright, finished with 14 points.
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The Connecticut Huskies controlled the tempo after overcoming an early 7-0 deficit and hung on to
defeat the Florida Gators 63-53 in Saturday’s first Final Four game, and secured a spot in Monday night’s National Championship game.
Connecticut Junior forward DeAndre Daniels was the critical contributor for U Conn, amassing 20 points and 10 rebounds in U Conn’s dominant performance.
(H/T: Hayden Bird/ Streetwise Media and NCAA.com)
Shayn Roby’s Take: Even the worst seats in the house are still part of the atmosphere at the Final Four. The Big Screen at AT&T field probably compensates from being so far away from the floor.
Aaron Harrison made a 3-pointer from NBA range with 2.3 seconds left Sunday to lift Kentucky to a 75-72 win over Michigan and a trip to the Final Four. A final heave by Nik Stauskas at the end sailed wide of the basket, and Kentucky’s Wildcats jumped for joy and dogpiled on top of Harrison at midcourt.
The Wildcats will face the Wisconsin Badgers in the second game on Saturday evening in Dallas at 8:49 p.m. EST in front of a national audience on CBS television.