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Kentucky vs. UConn LIVE SCORE UPDATES: NCAA Championship Game 2014

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Kentucky players and fans celebrate after guard Aaron Harrison made a three-point basket in the final seconds against Wisconsin to win the game 74-73 during their NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

The madness ends here: Kentucky and UConn are the last two teams standing in the 2014 NCAA Tournament. A year ago, neither even reached the field of 68. On Monday night, one of them will be cut down the nets as the national champion.

No. 7 UConn Huskies
(31-8, 12-6 AAC)
vs.
No. 8 Kentucky Wildcats
(29-10, 12-6 SEC)
Tip-Off Time: 9:10 PM ET
AT&T Stadium
Arlington, Texas

With five freshman starters, Kentucky took a difficult and thrilling road to national championship game. After handing No. 1 Wichita State its first loss in a third-round thriller, the young Wildcats eliminated the 2013 champs (Louisville) and the 2013 runner-up (Michigan) to reach the Final Four. In the national semifinal, Kentucky guard Aaron Harrison hit another game-winning shot to defeat No. 2 Wisconsin.

Led by second-year head coach Kevin Ollie, UConn became the first seventh-seeded team to reach the title game. With point guard Shabazz Napier and forward DeAndre Daniels leading the way, the Huskies knocked out two No. 1 seeds (Virginia and Florida), plus No. 4 Michigan State on their way to the final game.

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UCONN WINS THE CHAMPIONSHIP. Kentucky missed a couple 3s and time expired after UConn finally got a rebound. 60-54 UCONN.

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Daniels was left WIDE open down low. Then he pump-faked to get Poythress up in the air and he ended up falling on Daniels. A pair of free throws gives UConn a 60-54 lead with 25.1 seconds left.

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James Young's layup cuts UConn's lead to 58-54. 54.1 seconds left now. Timeout Kentucky.

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Huge offensive rebound for UConn. Lasan Kromah gave UConn another possession with just 1:49 to play and then Kevin Ollie called timeout. 58-52 UConn.

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After Poythress' missed free throw, Kentucky is just 13 for 24 from the foul line. Have to make your free throws. Daniels' layup gives UConn a 58-52 lead. 2:35 left.

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With the shot clock winding down, Boatright drove to the elbow, rose up over his defender and swished a pretty fadeaway jumper. But Poythress comes back with another ridiculous putback slam AND the foul. 56-52 UConn. 3:47 left in the game.

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UConn hit back-to-back 3-pointers but Kentucky isn't going away. Julius Randle answered one with a layup and then got fouled a couple possessions later. After Randle made one free theow, it's 54-40 UConn. 5:01 left in the game.

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Boatright is staying in the game despite a hurt ankle. Looks like he's still trying to stretch it out. 48-47 UConn with 8:13 left.

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(Video via @gifdsports)

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Kentucky's James Young just took flight and took on a few UConn defenders in the process. Monster poster dunk and a 3-point play. Unreal. 48-42 UConn.

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Poythress made a great spin move to get around DeAndre Daniels, but the UConn big man flopped and it worked. The refs called an offensive foul. Terrible call.

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