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 Junior Basketball Player Hailey Diestelkamp with the Owensville Dutchgirls. She recently became the all-time scoring leader at Owensville High School surpassing Katie Davis. Hailey played volleyball her first two years of high school, but after suffering an injury playing basketball last summer, she decided to focus on basketball this year. Hailey runs track in the spring.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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It came as a shock to a lot of people to find out that the contract for the Union license office, which has been operated by the Union Chamber of Commerce since the 1970's, was being turned over to a for-profit company based out of Jefferson City.

What happened? It's a classic case of two all-too-common phenomena in the world of government--unintended consequences and the revolving door.

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SPORTS CORNER

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Saint Louis erased a nine-point second half deficit and had a shot to win it late, but fell 60-56 against UMass Saturday in a thrilling Atlantic 10 Conference game at Chaifetz Arena. It was the fourth loss in a row for the Billikens, who fall to 9-12 overall and 1-7 in league play. UMass improves to 12-9 overall and 5-3 in the A-10. The Billikens had the ball down by two with the shot clock off.