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

15 hours 37 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Taylor Covington with the New Haven Track and Field Team. Taylor earned All-State honors medaling in four events at the state track meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday. She ran anchor on the 4X800 relay team that finished in sixth place.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

15 hours 43 min ago

The Cardinals welcomed back outfielders Matt Holliday and Jason Heyward to the lineup Monday. Both missed time in Kansas City over the weekend, with Holliday battling a bruised forearm and Heyward a hip injury. They combined to go 3-for-9 with an RBI against the D'backs.