Final 2014 NCAA Tournament bracket: UConn Huskies claim national championship


Apr 7, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard Andrew Harrison (5) passes the ball to Kentucky Wildcats guard Jon Hood (4) around Connecticut Huskies forward Phillip Nolan (0) in the second half during the championship game of the Final Four in the 2014 NCAA Mens Division I Championship tournament at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

In just his second season at the helm, Kevin Ollie has led his alma mater, the UConn Huskies, to the 2014 national championship as they were able to defeat the young Kentucky Wildcats on Monday night, 60-54.

There was just no more magic left in the tank for this Kentucky team as UConn controlled much of the game from start to finish.

They jumped out to a huge first half lead, although the Wildcats would not go quietly down the stretch. It took everything this UConn team had to hold them off, but they ultimately did in the end.

Shabazz Napier led the way one final time, finishing the game with 22 points and six rebounds as he ends his career with his second national championship.

 

Here’s a look at the final bracket after all is now said and done:

 

The Huskies become the first seven seed to ever win the national championship, and they came a long way since almost being knocked out to begin the tournament by St. Joe’s.

But they fought through that, and the rest of the tournament, and can now call themselves, national champions.

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