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NCAA Men's Championship Game

58th NCAA Division I Championship Game. Date: Monday, April 1, at the Meadowlands Arena. Coaches: Jim Boeheim of Syracuse and Rick Pitino of Kentucky. Favorite: Kentucky by 13 1/2.

Attendance: 19,229; Officials: John Clougherty, Scott Thornley and David Libbey; TV Rating: 18.3/29 share (CBS).

Kentucky 76

  FGFT Reb  
 MinM-AM-APtsO-TAPF
Derek Anderson164-81-1113-412
Antoine Walker324-123-6114-942
Walter McCarty192-60-045-733
Tony Delk378-201-2241-722
Anthony Epps350-60-001-471
Mark Pope271-62-241-323
Ron Mercer248-121-1201-223
Jeff Sheppard71-20-121-203
Allen Edwards30-10-000-010
TOTALS20028-738-137617-382219
Three-point FG: 12–27 (Delk 7–12, Mercer 3–4, Anderson 2–3, Walker 0–1, Sheppard 0–1, Edwards 0–1, Pope 0–2, Epps 0–3); Team Rebounds: 2; Blocked Shots: 1 (Delk); Turnovers: 15 (Pope 4, Delk 3, Sheppard 3, Anderson 2, McCarty, Epps, Edwards); Steals: 11 (Walker 4, Anderson 3, Delk 2, Pope, Mercer). Percentages: 2-Pt FG (.348), 3-Pt FG (.444), Total FG (.384), Free Throws (.615).

Syracuse 67

  FGFTReb  
 MinM-AM-APtsO-TAPF
Todd Burgan397-102-5192-815
John Wallace3811-195-5293-1015
Otis Hill283-91-172-1012
Lazarus Sims382-51-261-272
Jason Cipolla353-80-060-121
J.B. Reafsnyder130-10-000-400
Marius Janulis80-00-000-202
Elimu Nelson10-00-000-000
TOTALS20026-529-13678-371217
Three-point FG: 6-15 (Burgan 3–5, Wallace 2–3, Sims 1–4, Cipolla 0–3); Team Rebounds: 1; Blocked Shots: 2 (Wallace, Hill); Turnovers: 24 (Sims 7, Wallace 6, Burgan 5, Hill 3, Cipolla 2, Reafsnyder); Steals: 6 (Cipolla 4, Burgan, Sims); Percentages: 2-Pt FG (.541), 3-Pt FG (.400), Total FG (.500), Free Throws (.692).
Syracuse (Big East) 3334—67
Kentucky (SEC) 4234— 76

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