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NCAA basketball: UConn beats Kentucky for national championship

Seventh-seeded UConn defeats eighth-seeded Kentucky for national championship.



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In the middle of that, Boatright, who shut down Harrison’s twin brother, Andrew, most of the night, twisted his left ankle. He called a timeout, got it worked on and came back out.

"I’ve got a lot of heart and I wasn’t coming out," Boatright said. "We put in too much work all year for me to give up on an ankle sprain."

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Storylines UConn’s redemption

UConn senior guard Shabazz Napier has 22 points, six rebounds and three assists to earn Most Outstanding Player honors.» The Huskies win the title a year after being banned from the tournament for academic reasons.» Kentucky goes 13-for-24 from the free-throw line.

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Napier and Giffey made 3s on UConn’s two possessions after the timeout, and that one-point lead was back up to five — fairly comfortable by this buzzer-beating tournament’s standards.




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