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UConn beats Kentucky in NCAA National Championship title game
ARLINGTON, Texas -- UConn beats Kentucky 60-54 in the Men's NCAA National Championship title game.
The Wildcats are trying to win their second title in three seasons with the first all-freshman starting five since Michigan's Fab Five lost in 1992.
The Huskies had two starting seniors Monday night who played roles on UConn's 2011 championship team - point guard Shabazz Napier and forward Niels Giffey.
Kentucky will be without sophomore center Willie Cauley-Stein because of an ankle injury. Sophomore forward Alex Poythress was expected to play after tweaking a knee in the celebration after the Wildcats beat Wisconsin in the semifinals Saturday.
Among the starters for Kentucky was Aaron Harrison, who hit decisive 3-pointers in three straight games before the title matchup.
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