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UK-UConn championship matchup makes history

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Monday's NCAA championship game will pit No. 7 UConn against No. 8 Kentucky, the highest combined seed total for a national championship game since seeding began in 1979.

Aaron Harrison hit a 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds remaining to lift the Wildcats past No. 2 Wisconsin 74-73. James Young scored a game-high 17 points for the Wildcats, while Julius Randle added 16.

Connecticut is in Monday's NCAA title game after Deandre Daniels scored 20 points and had 10 rebounds in a 63-53 win over No. 1 Florida.

Ryan Boatwright added 13 points for UConn, which trailed 16-4 before outscoring the Gators by 22 the rest of the way. Patric Young scored a team-high 19 points for the Gators, but Scottie Wilbekin was held to just four points on 2 of 9 shooting.


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