And Connecticut's postseason run continues, all the way to the NCAA Championship.
Kentucky's DeAndre Liggins missed a 3-point attempt with six seconds left and UConn's Shabazz Napier grabbed the rebound, was fouled and made two free throws as the Huskies prevailed 56-55 in the second game of the Final Four on Saturday night at Reliant Stadium.
The Huskies (31-9), West Regional champions and seeded third, will meet Butler for the title Monday night. The Bulldogs knocked off VCU 70-62 in the other semifinal.
The victory came before 75,421 fans, a Final Four single-game record.
Kentucky had made a habit of winning close games at the end in the NCAA Tournament, beating Princeton and Ohio State in the last second. Not Saturday night.