The University of Connecticut can celebrate their third national title of the Jim Calhoun era, defeating Butler 53-40 in arguably the worst national title game you will ever see.
In a game in which Butler shot less than 20%, and UConn didn’t look much better, it was one brick and one turnover after another. It wasn’t until late that UConn found their (relative) shooting touch, pulling away for 34 points in the second half of a game only a mother could love.
The stars were off all night, with Kemba Walker and Shelvin Mack playing as poorly as their box scores would indicate.
Still, UConn managed to get enough offensive rebounds to hold off Butler and hoist the national championship trophy for the third time since 1999, and if Jim Calhoun wants to walk away after this season, he’ll be able to do so proudly.