Butler-UConn: Huskies win the title, 53-41
Poor Pacific 10 (12). Washington State, so far, has the lowest field-goal percentage in a national championship game (21%). Is Butler going to steal that? Seems so.
Butler coach Brad Stevens finds out just how hard this all is. UConn wins, 53-41. "Huskies are the top dog," says CBS broadcaster Jim Nantz. And this is what some people will remember of the mid-majors.
UConn Coach Jim Calhoun wins his third national championship. One for each of the three games he had to sit out this year for NCAA violations.
Oh, and Nantz again: "Connecticut wins best in show." That line is of the quality of the game.
-- Diane Pucin
Photo: UConn's Kemba Walker (15), Donnell Beverly (2) and Tyler Olander (10) celebrate with their teammates after defeating Butler, 53-41, in the NCAA championship game on Monday night at Reliant Stadium in Houston. Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images