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Championship Game is Set

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In Houston, TX a historic final four took to the court and decided the championship match in college basketball on Saturday. This year’s final four broke records for not having any #1 nor #2 seeds and also having the highest combined seed total in history!

Butler and VCU, along with UConn and Kentucky battled one another for the right to play in the championship game Monday night.

In Semifinal #1, the mid-majors competed for one of the two spots in the title game as Butler went up against VCU. Butler used it’s experience and talent from last year’s run to get past VCU by a score of 70-62. Butler’s Shelvin Mack led the way for his team with 24 points, and Matt Howard contributed with 17 points and 8 rebounds.

Butler will take on UConn who defeated Kentucky by a score of 56-55. Kemba Walker led the scoring with 18 points and 7 assists. Brandon Knight had a strong game for Kentucky with 17 points.

This will be UConn’s first national championship game appearance since 2004 when they won the title. Butler will be back again to the title game one year later as they fell to Duke by one shot last season. Jim Calhoun has two titles under his belt while Brad Stevens and Butler are looking for their first.

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