UConn Beats Butler for NCAA Title
Huskies take 3rd national title with 53-41 win
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 4, 2011 10:45 PM CDT
Connecticut comes off the bench after beating Butler 53-41 at the men's NCAA Final Four college basketball championship game Monday, April 4, 2011, in Houston.   (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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(Newser) – Kemba Walker scored 16 points and Connecticut beat Butler 53-41 on Monday night to give Jim Calhoun his third national championship, something only four other coaches have done. The Huskies did it with defense holding the Bulldogs to a Final Four-record low 18.8 shooting percentage (12 for 64). Connecticut capped one of college basketball's best postseason runs, winning six games in the NCAA tournament after winning five games in as many days to win the Big East title. It was the second straight year Butler lost in the championship game. Last year they were beaten 61-59 by Duke.

 

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