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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Connecticut claims fourth national championship

Connecticut Huskies guard Shabazz Napier (13) celebrates beating the Kentucky Wildcats in the championship game of the Final Four in the 2014 NCAA Mens Division I Championship tournament at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Connecticut 60, Kentucky 54: Shabazz Napier led the way with 22 points and six rebounds as the Huskies held off the Wildcats in North Texas to win their fourth National Championship.

Ryan Boatright added 14 points and three steals for Connecticut (32-8), which became the first No. 7 seed ever to win the NCAA Tournament. Niels Giffey scored 10 points while Napier knocked down four 3-pointers en route to his second National Championship in four years.

James Young collected 20 points and seven rebounds for Kentucky (29-11), which was bidding to become the first No. 8 seed to win the tournament since Villanova in 1985. Julius Randle was limited to 10 points and six rebounds while the Wildcats hurt themselves with a 13-of-24 showing from the free-throw line.