Connecticut Huskies wins 2011 NCAA Championship Title

Connecticut Huskies logoConnecticut Huskies wins 2011 NCAA Championship Title

The third-seeded Connecticut beat Butler 53-41 to capture the 2011 NCAA National Title.

Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun get his third national championship — something only four other coaches have done — and at 68 the oldest to win a title. The oldest is Phog Allen of Kansas who was 66 when the Jayhawks won in 1952.

Kemba Walker scored 16 points and Connecticut beat Butler 53-41 on Monday night to give Jim Calhoun his third national championship, something only four other coaches have done.

The Huskies did it with defense holding the Bulldogs to a Final Four-record low 18.8 shooting percentage (12 for 64).

Connecticut capped one of college basketball’s best postseason runs, winning six games in the NCAA tournament after winning five games in as many days to win the Big East title.

It was the second straight year Butler lost in the championship game. Last year they were beaten 61-59 by Duke.

Walker didn’t match his 25.0 average in the tournament, but the Huskies didn’t need a lot of points playing defense as they did.

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