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NCAA Basketball Tournament 2011: Butler and UConn to Play for Championship

Butler—the Cinderella story.

UConn—the NCAA basketball powerhouse.

Oh what a storyline we have for the 2011 NCAA title game. Butler head coach Brad Stevens has his Bulldogs team back in the final for the second consecutive year, and Jim Calhoun has the Connecticut Huskies back to the big game.

Butler and VCU played a close game tonight, but it was the Bulldogs who pulled away as time began to run out, and they are back in the championship picture once more.

Kemba Walker again was magnificent for the Huskies, who outlasted the pesky Kentucky Wildcats to advance to the championship game.

There are some who believe this championship will receive low ratings, but I think this is a very intriguing storyline. You have a team that isn’t supposed to be there in any capacity and you have arguably the best player in the country leading UConn to an undefeated record in games not played in Big East conference play.

UConn is undefeated in tournament play, dating back to their early season tournaments as well as the Big East tournament and now the National tournament.

What an intriguing matchup as Butler and UConn will battle it out to see who will be the next NCAA basketball champion.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.