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NCAA Men's Championship Game


59th NCAA Division I Championship Game. Date: Monday, March 31, at the RCA Dome. Coaches: Lute Olson of Arizona and Rick Pitino of Kentucky. Favorite: Kentucky by 7.

Attendance: 47,028; Officials: Tim Higgins, Ted Valentine, Tom O'Neil; TV Rating: 18.9/31 share (CBS).

Arizona 84

  FG FT  Reb   
 Min M-A M-A Pts O-T A PF
Bennett Davison293-93-394-702
Michael Dickerson241-82-252-400
A.J. Bramlett271-31-133-615
Mike Bibby385-126-6192-941
Miles Simon408-1814-17301-311
Jason Terry332-62-280-251
Eugene Edgerson150-02-220-502
Donnell Harris192-24-884-714
TOTALS 22522-5834-418416-431216
Three-point FG: 6–13 (Dickerson 1–3, Bibby 3–5, Simon 0–2, Terry 2–3); Team Rebounds: 2; Blocked Shots: 2 (Bramlett 2); Turnovers: 18 (Bibby 8, Simon 3, Davison 2, Dickerson 2, Edgerson 2, Bramlett); Steals: 7 (Bibby 3, Terry 3, Bramlett). Percentages: 2-Pt FG (.356), 3-Pt FG (.462), Total FG (.379), Free Throws (.829).

Kentucky 79

  FG FT  Reb   
 Min M-A M-A Pts O-T A PF
Ron Mercer415-91-1135-965
Scott Padgett305-164-4170-105
Jamaal Magloire140-10-003-414
Wayne Turner284-90-181-455
Anthony Epps384-130-0110-540
Allen Edwards50-00-000-000
Jared Prickett211-44-561-515
Nazr Mohammed256-110-6127-1103
Cameron Mills225-90-0120-112
Stephen Masiello10-00-000-000
TOTALS22530-729-177917-401829
Three-point FG: 10–30 (Mercer 2–4, Padgett 3–12, Epps 3–8, Mills 2–6); Team Rebounds: none; Blocked Shots: 7 (Mohammed 3, Magloire 2, Turner, Prickett); Turnovers: 16 (Mercer 5, Padgett 3, Mohammed 2, Prickett 2, Turner 2, Edwards, Magloire); Steals: 9 (Epps 2, Padgett 2, Prickett 2, Mercer, Mills, Turner); Percentages: 2-Pt FG (.476), 3-Pt FG (.333), Total FG (.417), Free Throws (.529).
Arizona (Pacific-10) 33 41 10—84
Kentucky (SEC) 3242 5—79

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