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Wildcats fall to Huskies in national championship

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ARLINGTON, TX (WAVE) – Five weeks ago, many wondered if the University of Kentucky Wildcats would make the NCAA field. Tonight, the team lead by five freshman fell short of capturing the crown of college basketball.

Before a packed crowd of at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas that included two former U.S. presidents, the Connecticut Huskies defeated Kentucky 60-54, denying the Wildcats the ninth title in school history.

The Wildcats will be welcomed home in a celebration at Rupp Arena Tuesday afternoon. Tickets for the celebration are free and are available on a first come, first served basis at the Rupp Arena ticket office starting at 8 a.m. Fans will be admitted to the arena starting at 1:30 p.m.

The UK team charter will arrive at Blue Grass Airport at 2 p.m. The team will be brought by bus to the arena.

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