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UConn Smothers Butler in National Title Game 18

Posted: April 05, 2011 3:28 AM ; Updated: April 05, 2011 3:42 AM

HOUSTON (AP) -- The rims were tight, the shots weren't falling and points were at a premium - surely one of the ugliest championships played on college basketball's biggest stage.

Ah, but for Kemba Walker and UConn, the final score was a thing of beauty.

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UConn Outlasts Kentucky, Championship Game Next 3

Posted: April 03, 2011 1:49 AM ; Updated: April 03, 2011 12:57 PM

HOUSTON (AP) -- When the options boil down to winning or heading home, nobody's better than Kemba and Connecticut.

Kemba Walker scored 18 points Saturday night to lift UConn to its 10th straight victory since finishing off a .500 Big East regular season, a 56-55 win over cold-shooting Kentucky that moved the Huskies a victory away from their third, and most improbable, NCAA title.

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Butler Beats VCU in Battle of Cinderellas 4

Posted: April 02, 2011 10:50 PM ; Updated: April 03, 2011 1:05 PM

HOUSTON (AP) -- "We're not done yet! Unfinished business, baby!"

That was the rallying cry from the Butler Bulldogs, who are headed back to the title game, not as lovable underdogs but a team intent on making up for last year's heartbreak.

Maybe this time that final, riveting shot will go in.

Maybe this time Butler won't need it.

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