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Kemba Leads UConn to Finals

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Kemba Walker #15 of the Connecticut Huskies handles the ball against the Kentucky Wildcats during the National Semifinal game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship at Reliant Stadium on April 2, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Getty/Streeter Lecka)

Kemba Walker #15 of the Connecticut Huskies handles the ball against the Kentucky Wildcats during the National Semifinal game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship at Reliant Stadium on April 2, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Getty/Streeter Lecka)

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HOUSTON (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 18 points Saturday night to help Connecticut keep its remarkable postseason run going with a 56-55 victory over Kentucky that placed the Huskies one win away from their third, and most improbable, NCAA title.

UConn won despite not making a field goal over the final 2:29.

Trailing by two with the clock ticking down, DeAndre Liggins had a chance to win it for Kentucky, but his 3-pointer came up short — the end of a 34-percent shooting night for the fourth-seeded Wildcats (29-9).

Walker also had seven assists, as UConn (31-9) won its 10th game in a row — a string that began with a five-win-in-five-night leg-drainer at the Big East tournament and now includes five straight in the tournament that really matters.

Copyright Associated Press

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