UConn Huskies And Butler Bulldogs Clash In NCAA Championship GameCategory: Basketball
It will be a battle between dogs. Of course, what can a ram and cat do against them?
So, in a dogfight between a husky and a bulldog, who do you think will prevail?
After surviving five grueling rounds in the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament, it will be the Connecticut Huskies and the Butler Bulldogs meeting in the NCAA championship game.
The Connecticut Huskies represents the University of Connecticut in the Big East Conference. They are the #3 seed for the West Region with a 30-9 win-loss record. The Huskies entered the year unranked and won the Maui Invitational Tournament for the second time.
On the road to the Finals, Connecticut defeated Bucknell, Cincinnati, San Diego State and Arizona to set up a meeting with the Kentucky Wildcats in the Final Four Round.
In that round, Kemba Walker scored 18 points to lift UConn to its 10th straight victory since finishing off a .500 Big East regular season, a 56-55 win over cold-shooting Kentucky that moved the Huskies a victory away from their third, and most improbable, NCAA title.
This is Connecticut’s third appearance in the Championship game where they are undefeated, claiming the title twice, in 1999 and 2004.
The Butler Bulldogs represents Butler University. They are the #8 seed for the Southeast Region with a 27-9 win-loss record.
On the road to the Finals, Butler defeated UNC-Asheville, #1 seed Pittsburgh, Wisconsin and #2 Florida to set up a meeting with the VCU Rams in the Final Four Round.
In that round, Shelvin Mack scored 24 points, Zach Hahn scored all eight of his points during a 90-second span in the second half and the Bulldogs shut down hot-shooting VCU with their trademark unforgiving defense to win 70-62.
This is Butler’s second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Finals after becoming runner-up to Duke last year. Butler has never won the tournament yet.
UConn vs Butler in the 2011 NCAA Tournament championship game is a winner-take-all-blink-and-your-done game on Monday, April 4, 2011 at the Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, USA.
The championship game will be only the third final in tournament history to feature a team seeded 8 or lower.
Watch UConn vs Butler LIVE stream online FREE on Monday, April 5, 2011 starting at 9:00 PM ET.
UPDATE April 5, 2011: The UConn Huskies beat the Butler Bulldogs in NCAA Championship Game!
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