04/04/2011 08:58 pm ET | Updated Jun 04, 2011

NCAA Championship Game 2011 LIVE UPDATES: Butler vs. UConn

Butler and UConn square off tonight in the NCAA tournament championship game at 9:23 p.m. ET. It has been a wild tournament thus far, filled with crazy buzzer-beaters, shocking upsets and amazing performances.

Led by Kemba Walker, the Huskies won nine games in 19 days (including the Big East tournament) and eliminated No. 4 Kentucky in the Final Four.

The Butler Bulldogs made another incredible run to the Final Four, taking out Old Dominion in the first round with a buzzer-beating layup from Matt Howard. The Bulldogs knocked off No. 1 Pittsburgh in the second round and No. 2 Florida in the Elite Eight. They eliminated No. 11 VCU to reach their second straight national title game.

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04/04/2011 11:30 PM EDT


UConn wins 53-41! Kemba Walker led the team in scoring with 16 points.

04/04/2011 11:29 PM EDT


The Huskies are national champions!

04/04/2011 11:24 PM EDT

UConn Running Away With It

UConn is going to win. 40 seconds left and up by 10.

04/04/2011 11:19 PM EDT

3 Minutes

UConn winning 48-35 with three minutes left.

04/04/2011 11:08 PM EDT

6 Minutes Left

Andrew Smith finally makes a layup. But UConn's Oriakhi answers right back with a huge dunk and draws a foul on the play. 43-30 UConn with six minutes left.

04/04/2011 11:02 PM EDT

Timeout Butler

UConn takes an 11-point lead after Kemba Walker layup. Butler calls another timeout.

04/04/2011 11:01 PM EDT

Another Missed Layup

Butler has missed a bunch of easy buckets and layups. They're down nine with 10:20 to go.

04/04/2011 10:55 PM EDT


Shawn Vanzant finally makes a 2-pointer for the Bulldogs. 33-28 UConn.

04/04/2011 10:49 PM EDT

Butler Drought

Butler hasn't scored in six minutes. UConn winning 31-26. Brad Stevens called a timeout after Lamb's fast break dunk.

04/04/2011 10:39 PM EDT

UConn Comes Right Back

Jeremy Lamb of UConn just knocked down a wide open 3-pointer. Huskies have scored seven straight points. 26-25 UConn.