Butler, UConn Reach Championship Game
VCU's Cinderella run ends; Connecticut Edges Kentucky in Nail-Biter
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 2, 2011 7:38 PM CDT
Updated Apr 2, 2011 10:24 PM CDT
Connecticut's Roscoe Smith.   (AP Photo/Chris Steppig/NCAA Photos, Pool)
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(Newser) – It will be Butler vs. UConn for all the marbles Monday night in the NCAA men's tournament. In tonight's semifinal games:

  • Butler 70, VCU 62: Shelvin Mack scored 23 points on 8-of-11 shooting and Zach Hahn came up big off the bench to lead Butler back to the national title game. The Bulldogs came a bounce away from winning it all last year and are determined to have a different ending this time around. VCU's own Cinderella run finally came to an end—the Rams became only the third No. 11 seed to reach the Final Four.

  • Connecticut 56, Kentucky 55: Kemba Walker scored 18 points to help Connecticut keep its remarkable postseason run going. UConn, which led 31-21 at the half, won despite not making a field goal over the final 2:29. Walker also had seven assists as UConn won its 10th game in a row.

 

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