UConn Runs Past Kentucky For Fourth Title

Connecticut is celebrating its fourth national championship after defeating Kentucky 60-54 from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Shabazz Napier had 22 points with six rebounds, three assists and three steals to earn Most Outstanding Player honors. The Huskies last won it all in 2011. Ryan Boatright added 14 points while Niels Giffey poured in 10 points with five rebounds. UConn never trailed and had a 15-point lead in the first half but led by just four at halftime. James Young led the Wildcats with 20 points and seven rebounds while Julius Randle chipped in with 10 points and six boards. Kentucky was aiming for its ninth championship and second in three years, but instead shot 13-of-24 from the free throw line in the loss.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Volleyball Player Jordan Kriete from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Jordan played all the way around on a team that finished the season 26-7-2. Her statistics are impressive.

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SPORTS CORNER

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