Kentucky, UConn vie for National Championship – all you need to know

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and couldn’t have met in last year’s championship game and few people gave them a chance to be in this year’s.

Seventh-seeded and eighth-seeded meet Monday night in one of the unlikeliest championship games ever.

Neither was around in last year’s postseason – because of a tournament ban over academic issues; because it didn’t make the field. And neither looked like national title contenders at times this season.

Kentucky (29-10) and its outstanding freshmen went from preseason No. 1 to out of the rankings after some bad losses. And Connecticut (31-8) was not a popular postseason pick after finishing tied for third in the American Athletic Conference with multiple losses to Louisville and SMU.

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