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James Young #1 of the Kentucky Wildcats reacts against the Connecticut Huskies during the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Kentucky Guard James Young

Young scored 20 points for Kentucky last night, twice as many as the next highest-scoring Wildcat, in a 60-54 loss to Connecticut. This was Young’s ninth 20-plus point game and he led Kentucky with 17 in the Final Four win over Wisconsin.

04/08/2014

Head coach Kevin Ollie of the Connecticut Huskies cuts down the net after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Five Things: UConn’s Defense, Foul Shooting Fuel Championship

Last night, the Huskies cut down the nets in Dallas after beating Kentucky 60-54 to win the school’s fourth national championship. Consider that Kentucky needed four straight late escapes to reach the final and you get a sense for what kind of Tournament this was.

04/08/2014

Connecticut Huskies fans cheer during the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship against the Kentucky Wildcats at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Everybody Won The 2014 NCAA Final Four

Yeah, UConn won the National Championship game over Kentucky’s incredible freshmen 60-54. It was a thrilling game, but the fans of basketball were the real winners.

04/08/2014

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 07:  The Connecticut Huskies celebrate after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

UConn Wins NCAA Title 60-54 Over Kentucky

Shabazz Napier scored 22 points and Connecticut won its second NCAA title in four years, beating all those Kentucky freshmen 60-54 in the championship game on Monday night.

04/07/2014

Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats talks with Aaron Harrison #2, Alex Poythress #22 and Andrew Harrison #5. (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Keidel: Kentucky Coach John Calipari Comes Of Age

Calipari embraces the sordid system, uses it, and dominates. He doesn’t pretend he’s taking kids for the leafy campus life, for the diploma that will never arrive, or even for a few classes. He wants talent. And talent he gets. And talented he is.

04/04/2014

NCAA Basketball Tournament - Colorado v Baylor

Kentucky, Baylor Back In Familiar Territory

Well, this looks familiar. Kentucky is back in a regional final. So is Baylor.

03/24/2012

NCAA Men's Final Four - Kentucky v UConn

UConn Holds On For 56-55 Win Over Kentucky

When it’s win or go home, nobody’s better than Kemba and the kids.

04/02/2011

NCAA Men's Final Four - VCU v Butler

Calhoun, Calipari Never Really See Eye To Eye

Nobody will dispute that they are great coaches, and the latest evidence lies in the teams they guided to this year’s Final Four. Nobody will argue that John Calipari and Jim Calhoun are saints, either.

04/02/2011