04/07/2014 08:48 pm ET Updated Apr 07, 2014

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


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)
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.

Which team will cut down the nets? Scroll down for live updates and tweet @HuffPostSports to join in the conversation.

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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.

04/07/2014 11:17 PM EDT


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.

04/07/2014 11:15 PM EDT


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

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