HOUSTON -- Connecticut shut down Kentucky's streaky shooters and did just enough down the stretch to upend the Wildcats, 56-55, to win the anticipated Final Four showdown in ugly fashion.
Despite making just one of their 12 three-point attempts, the Huskies (31-9) won their 10th straight game by holding the Wildcats to 34 percent shooting.
They were once again led by Kemba Walker, who totaled 18 points, seven assists and six rebounds.
UConn will try to win a third national title against Butler on Monday at Reliant Stadium. The Bulldogs staved off VCU, 70-62, earlier Saturday to reach the final game for the second straight year.
DeAndre Liggins missed a potential go-ahead three-pointer in the closing seconds for Kentucky (29-9).
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