UConn Beats Kentucky for NCAA Title

Huskies defeat Wildcats 60-54

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Apr 7, 2014 10:52 PM CDT

(Newser) – Shabazz Napier scored 22 points and Connecticut won its second NCAA title in four years, beating freshmen-laden Kentucky 60-54 in the national championship game. Napier is among three UConn seniors who were part of the Huskies' 2011 title. Kentucky, which was trying to win its second title in three seasons with the first all-freshman starting five since Michigan's Fab Five lost in 1992, never led in the championship game. The Wildcats missed 11 of 24 free throws, while the Huskies were perfect on 10 tries.

Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier (13) celebrates after winning the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game against Kentucky in Arlington, Texas.   (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Connecticut players celebrate after their 60-54 victory over Kentucky in the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Connecticut center Amida Brimah celebrates after winning the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game 60-54 against Kentucky in Arlington, Texas.   (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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