Sunday, April 3, 2011

UConn puts an end to Kentucky's heroics

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.


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