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Connecticut players celebrate their victory over Butler in the NCAA Men's Basketball Final at Reliant Stadium in Houston. (Apr. 4, 2011)

NCAA Championship Game: UConn 53, Butler 41

Photos from the 2011 NCAA Tournament.

Connecticut head coach Jim Calhoun celebrates after his
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Connecticut head coach Jim Calhoun celebrates after his team beat Butler 53-41 in the championship game. (April 4, 2011)

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 04: Tyler Olander #10
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HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 04: Tyler Olander #10 of the Connecticut Huskies reacts after defeating the Butler Bulldogs to win the National Championship Game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament by a score of 53-41 at Reliant Stadium on April 4, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 04: Shawn Vanzant #2
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HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 04: Shawn Vanzant #2 of the Butler Bulldogs walks off of the court after losing to the Connecticut Huskies in the National Championship Game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at Reliant Stadium on April 4, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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Connecticut players celebrate their victory over Butler in
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Connecticut players celebrate their victory over Butler in the NCAA Men's Basketball Final at Reliant Stadium in Houston. (Apr. 4, 2011)

A dejected Butler bench sits in the closing
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A dejected Butler bench sits in the closing moments of a 53-41 loss to Connecticut in the NCAA Men's Baskeball Final at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, Monday, April 4, 2011. (Harry E. Walker/MCT)

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 04: Matt Howard #54
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HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 04: Matt Howard #54 of the Butler Bulldogs looks on against the Connecticut Huskies during the National Championship Game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at Reliant Stadium on April 4, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Connecticut players from left, Benjamin Stewart, Tyler Olander,
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Connecticut players from left, Benjamin Stewart, Tyler Olander, Kemba Walker and Kyle Bailey celebrate after beating Butler 53-41 at the men's NCAA Final Four college basketball championship game Monday, April 4, 2011, in Houston.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

UConn's Kemba Walker, left, and Tyler Olander react
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UConn's Kemba Walker, left, and Tyler Olander react after defeating the Butler Bulldogs to win the NCAA basketball championship game. (Apr. 4, 2011)

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Butler's Matt Howard shoots as Connecticut's Alex Oriakhi
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Butler's Matt Howard shoots as Connecticut's Alex Oriakhi defends during the second half of a men's NCAA Final Four championship college basketball game Monday, April 4, 2011, in Houston. (AP Photo/Chris Steppig/NCAA Photos, Pool)

Connecticut's Charles Okwandu (34) blocks a shot by
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Connecticut's Charles Okwandu (34) blocks a shot by Butler's Chase Stigall (33) during the second half of the NCAA Men's Basketball Final at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, Monday, April 4, 2011. (Harry E. Walker/MCT)

Donnell Beverly of Connecticut celebrates a 3-point-shot during
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Donnell Beverly of Connecticut celebrates a 3-point-shot during the second half against Butler in the NCAA Men's Basketball Final at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, Monday, April 4, 2011. (Harry E. Walker/MCT)

Connecticut's Jeremy Lamb dunks as Butler's Ronald Nored
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Connecticut's Jeremy Lamb dunks as Butler's Ronald Nored follows during the second half of the men's NCAA Final Four college basketball championship game Monday, April 4, 2011, in Houston. (AP Photo/Chris Steppig/NCAA Photos, Pool)

Butler head coach Brad Stevens reacts during the
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Butler head coach Brad Stevens reacts during the second half of the men's NCAA Final Four college basketball championship game against Connecticut Monday, April 4, 2011, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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Connecticut's Jeremy Lamb dunks against Butler during the
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Connecticut's Jeremy Lamb dunks against Butler during the second half of the men's NCAA Final Four college basketball championship game Monday, April 4, 2011, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Connecticut's Kemba Walker (15) battles to get a
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Connecticut's Kemba Walker (15) battles to get a shot off against Matt Howard of Butler during the first half of the NCAA Men's Basketball Final at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, Monday, April 4, 2011. (NCAA/MCT)

Connecticut head coach Jim Calhoun reacts during second-half
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Connecticut head coach Jim Calhoun reacts during second-half action against Butler in the NCAA Men's Basketball Final at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. (April 4, 2011)

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 04: A Butler Bulldogs
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HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 04: A Butler Bulldogs cheerleader performs during a break in the National Championship Game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament against Connecticut Huskies at Reliant Stadium on April 4, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Kemba Walker #15 of the Connecticut Huskies reacts
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Kemba Walker #15 of the Connecticut Huskies reacts towards the end of the game against the Kentucky Wildcats during the National Semifinal game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship at Reliant Stadium. (April 2, 2011)

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Brandon Knight #12 of the Kentucky Wildcats
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Brandon Knight #12 of the Kentucky Wildcats fights for the ball with Shabazz Napier #13 of the Connecticut Huskies during the National Semifinal game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship at Reliant Stadium. (April 2, 2011)

Terrence Jones #3 of the Kentucky Wildcats dunks
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Terrence Jones #3 of the Kentucky Wildcats dunks the ball against Kemba Walker #15 of the Connecticut Huskies during the National Semifinal game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship at Reliant Stadium. (April 2, 2011)

Connecticut's Charles Okwandu, left, and Kemba Walker react
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Connecticut's Charles Okwandu, left, and Kemba Walker react after their team beat Kentucky 56-55 during a men's NCAA Final Four semifinal college basketball game. (April 2, 2011)

Brandon Knight #12 of the Kentucky Wildcats drives
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Brandon Knight #12 of the Kentucky Wildcats drives the ball against Jeremy Lamb #3 of the Connecticut Huskies during the National Semifinal game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship at Reliant Stadium. (April 2, 2011)

Kemba Walker #15 of the Connecticut Huskies reacts
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Kemba Walker #15 of the Connecticut Huskies reacts against the Kentucky Wildcats during the National Semifinal game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship at Reliant Stadium. (April 2, 2011)

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Kemba Walker #15 of the Connecticut Huskies reacts
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Kemba Walker #15 of the Connecticut Huskies reacts after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats during the National Semifinal game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship at Reliant Stadium. (April 2, 2011)

Kentucky's Darius Miller (1) is defended by Connecticut's
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Kentucky's Darius Miller (1) is defended by Connecticut's Alex Oriakhi (34) and Niels Giffey during the first half of a men's NCAA Final Four semifinal college basketball game. (April 2, 2011)

Jeremy Lamb #3 and Shabazz Napier #13 of
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Jeremy Lamb #3 and Shabazz Napier #13 of the Connecticut Huskies celebrate with their teammates after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats during the National Semifinal game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship at Reliant Stadium. (April 2, 2011)

Kemba Walker #15 and Shabazz Napier #13 of
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Kemba Walker #15 and Shabazz Napier #13 of the Connecticut Huskies react towards the end of the game against the Kentucky Wildcats during the National Semifinal game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship at Reliant Stadium. (April 2, 2011)

Butler's Shelvin Mack, left, and Ronald Nored react
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Butler's Shelvin Mack, left, and Ronald Nored react during the second half of a men's NCAA Final Four semifinal college basketball game against Virginia Commonwealth. (April 2, 2011)

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Butler's Ronald Nored (5) Virginia Commonwealth's Bradford Burgess
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Butler's Ronald Nored (5) Virginia Commonwealth's Bradford Burgess and Andrew Smith (44) go for the ball during the second half of a men's NCAA Final Four semifinal college basketball game. (April 2, 2011)

Butler's Shelvin Mack reacts to action against Virginia
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Butler's Shelvin Mack reacts to action against Virginia Commonwealth during the second half of a men's NCAA Final Four semifinal college basketball game. (April 2, 2011)

Butler head coach Brad Stevens reacts to action
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Butler head coach Brad Stevens reacts to action against Virginia Commonwealth during the second half of a men's NCAA Final Four semifinal college basketball game. (April 2, 2011)

Butler's Shawn Vanzant shoots as Virginia Commonwealth's Brandon
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Butler's Shawn Vanzant shoots as Virginia Commonwealth's Brandon Rozzell (32) and Bradford Burgess, left, defend as Andrew Smith (44) looks on during the second half of a men's NCAA Final Four semifinal college basketball game. (April 2, 2011)

Virginia Commonwealth's Jamie Skeen, left, gets a shot
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Virginia Commonwealth's Jamie Skeen, left, gets a shot past Butler's Andrew Smith during the second half of a men's NCAA Final Four semifinal college basketball game. (April 2, 2011)

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Virginia Commonwealth's Joey Rodriguez reacts to a call
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Virginia Commonwealth's Joey Rodriguez reacts to a call during the second half of a men's NCAA Final Four semifinal college basketball game against Butler. (April 2, 2011)

Virginia Commonwealth's Bradford Burgess, bottom, shoots as Brady
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Virginia Commonwealth's Bradford Burgess, bottom, shoots as Brady Morningstar, left, and Markieff Morris, top, during the second half at the Southwest regional final game in the NCAA college basketball tournament on Sunday, March 27, 2011, in San Antonio. VCU won 71-61.

Kansas' Mario Little reacts in the locker room
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Kansas' Mario Little reacts in the locker room after his team lost 71-61 to Virginia Commonwealth at the Southwest regional final game in the NCAA college basketball tournament on Sunday, March 27, 2011, in San Antonio.

Kentucky's DeAndre Liggins reacts to a 3-point basket
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Kentucky's DeAndre Liggins reacts to a 3-point basket during the second half of the final of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament East regional against North Carolina. (March 27, 2011)

Harrison Barnes #40 of the North Carolina Tar
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Harrison Barnes #40 of the North Carolina Tar Heels makes a layup against Josh Harrellson #55 of the Kentucky Wildcats during the second half of the east regional final of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Prudential Center on March 27, 2011 in Newark, New Jersey.

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North Carolina coach Roy Williams applauds during the
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North Carolina coach Roy Williams applauds during the first half of the final against Kentucky in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament East regional, Sunday, March 27, 2011, in Newark, N.J.

Kemba Walker of the Connecticut Huskies looks on
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Kemba Walker of the Connecticut Huskies looks on before the second half against the Arizona Wildcats during the west regional final of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament. (March 26, 2011)

Alex Oriakhi #34 of the Connecticut Huskies celebrates
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Alex Oriakhi #34 of the Connecticut Huskies celebrates after defeating the Arizona Wildcats to win the west regional final of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament. (March 26, 2011)

Derrick Williams #23 of the Arizona Wildcats reacts
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Derrick Williams #23 of the Arizona Wildcats reacts after a dunk against of the Connecticut Huskies during the west regional final of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Honda Center. (March 26, 2011)

Kevin Parrom #3 and Kyryl Natyazhko #1 of
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Kevin Parrom #3 and Kyryl Natyazhko #1 of the Arizona Wildcats reacts from the bench against the Connecticut Huskies during the west regional final of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament. (March 26, 2011)

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Vernon Macklin #32 of the Florida Gators reacts
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Vernon Macklin #32 of the Florida Gators reacts in the lockerroom after their 74-71 loss ot the Butler Bulldogs during the Southeast regional final. (March 26, 2011)

Ronald Nored #5 of the Butler Bulldogs reacats
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Ronald Nored #5 of the Butler Bulldogs reacats during overtime against the Florida Gators in the Southeast regional final. (March 26, 2011)

Butler's Ronald Nored (5) jumps into the arms
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Butler's Ronald Nored (5) jumps into the arms of teammate Matt Howard after overtime of the NCAA Southeast regional college basketball championship game. (March 26, 2011)

Matt Howard #54 of the Butler Bulldogs protects
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Matt Howard #54 of the Butler Bulldogs protects his head as Erving Walker #11 of the Florida Gators falls on top of him during the Southeast regional final of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at New Orleans Arena. (March 26, 2011)

Alex Tyus #23 of the Florida Gators has
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Alex Tyus #23 of the Florida Gators has his shot blocked by Shawn Vanzant #2 and Matt Howard #54 of the Butler Bulldogs during the Southeast regional final of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at New Orleans Arena. (March 26, 2011)

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The Florida Gators bench looks on during their
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The Florida Gators bench looks on during their game against the Butler Bulldogs the Southeast regional final of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at New Orleans Arena. (March 26, 2011)

Derwin Kitchen #22 of the Florida State Seminoles
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Derwin Kitchen #22 of the Florida State Seminoles and Brandon Rozzell #32 of the Virginia Commonwealth Rams battle for the ball during the southwest regional. (March 25, 2011)

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