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Stage set for wild finish to NCAA tournament

Stage set for wild finish to NCAA tournament

FROM 68 TEAMS TO 2:Connecticut guard Terrence Samuel (3) shoots against Florida during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, in Arlington, Texas. UConn defeated the No. 1 seeded Florida for a shot at the national title. Photo: Associated Press/Eric Gay

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kentucky and Connecticut each had their final practice of the season as they prepared for the NCAA men’s basketball title game tonight near Dallas.

The Wildcats advanced with Saturday’s 74-73 win over Wisconsin after the Huskies ended Florida’s 30-game winning streak, 63-53.

The title game appears evenly matched, with both teams shooting around 45 percent for the season and outscoring their opponents by 8 ½ points.

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The matchup sets up a final pitting the No. 8 Wildcats against No. 7 Connecticut, the highest combined seed total for a national championship game since seeding began in 1979.

Pre-game coverage begins at 8:30 p.m. EST. The game tips off at 9:10 p.m. EST on CBS.

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