04/02/2011 05:40 pm ET Updated Jun 02, 2011

Final Four 2011 Live Updates: Butler vs. VCU, UConn vs. Kentucky

Only four teams remain in the NCAA tournament and after tonight, the championship game will be set. Butler and VCU kick off the Final Four games Saturday night at 6:09 p.m. ET. UConn and Kentucky are scheduled to face off at 8:49.

VCU, a No. 11 seed, has made an incredible run to the Final Four. The Rams have won five games in a row, including the play-in game against USC and eliminating No. 1 Kansas in the regional finals. The Butler Bulldogs, however, reached their second straight Final Four by knocking out No. 1 Pittsburgh and No. 2 Florida in the elite eight.

Led by Kemba Walker, UConn has won nine games in 19 days en route to the Final Four. John Calipari's Kentucky Wildcats knocked out the top-seeded Ohio State Buckeyes and the No. 2 North Carolina Tar Heels. Check our Final Four blog for live updates!

04/02/2011 11:14 PM EDT

UConn Wins

UConn wins 56-55! The Huskies will play the Butler Bulldogs in the national championship game.

04/02/2011 11:14 PM EDT

Game Over

Napier sinks both free throws. UConn is going to win the game 56-52. Two seconds left. Timeout Kentucky.

04/02/2011 11:12 PM EDT

Long 3

Liggins misses a long 3-pointer and Napier gets the rebound. Napier is at the free throw line shooting 1-and-1.

04/02/2011 11:09 PM EDT

Huge Turnover

Napier lost the ball and gave it up to Kentucky. Timeout Wildcats. 16 seconds left.

04/02/2011 11:08 PM EDT


Liggins missed the second free throw. Huskies winning 54-52 and they have the ball. 30 seconds left.

04/02/2011 11:07 PM EDT


Liggins got his defender in the air with a pump fake and drew a foul on Jeremy Lamb. It looked like a 3-point attempt at first, but the replay showed it will be a 2-pointer. Liggins at the free throw line.

04/02/2011 11:03 PM EDT

Huge 3

DeAndre Liggins made a 3-pointer to cut the lead in half. 54-51 UConn with 56.5 seconds left. Kentucky has the ball.

04/02/2011 11:02 PM EDT


@ ESPNAndyKatz : Finally a stoppage of play. They have missed multiple media timeouts. Players look toast. Never seen a Final Four second half move so fast.

04/02/2011 10:59 PM EDT

6-Point Game

UConn's Shabazz Napier made a ridiculous reverse layup. Huskies up by six with 2:09 left.

04/02/2011 10:57 PM EDT

Timeout UConn

Jim Calhoun calls a timeout with three minutes left. 52-48 Huskies.