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Two miraculous tournament runs led to the unlikeliest of title games -- but Monday's showdown in Houston was historic for different reasons. "March Madness" lived up to its moniker as Butler made its second straight appearance in the championship game, but just like last year, the underdog's efforts ultimately fell short. Behind Kemba Walker and a stifling defense, the Huskies held the Bulldogs to the worst shooting percentage in title game history, a woeful 19 percent, and clawed their way to a 53-41 victory. The win gave Jim Calhoun his third career NCAA title, something only four other coaches have done in history.

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