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UConn's dynamic duo of Napier, Boatright outshine Kentucky's Harrison twins in title game

  • Kentucky guard Aaron Harrison drives up court past Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier, right, during the first half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 7, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Kentucky guard Aaron Harrison drives up court past Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier, right, during the first half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 7, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)  (The Associated Press)

  • Connecticut guard Ryan Boatright, top, lands on top of Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison during the second half of their NCAA Final Four championship game Monday, April 7, 2014 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Tom Fox)

    Connecticut guard Ryan Boatright, top, lands on top of Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison during the second half of their NCAA Final Four championship game Monday, April 7, 2014 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Tom Fox)  (The Associated Press)

  • Connecticut guard Ryan Boatright (11) shoots as Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison (5) defends during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 7, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Chris Steppig, pool)

    Connecticut guard Ryan Boatright (11) shoots as Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison (5) defends during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 7, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Chris Steppig, pool)  (The Associated Press)

Connecticut's experienced backcourt made Kentucky's guards look like, well, freshmen in the national championship game.

Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright outplayed the Harrison twins from start to finish in a 60-54 victory Monday night.

Napier, a senior who was a role player on UConn's last title team in 2011, had 22 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals. Junior Ryan Boatright added 14 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals.

Together, they were simply too much to handle for the Wildcats (29-11).

Many thought it would be the other way around, with brothers Aaron and Andrew Harrison carrying the Wildcats to a second title in the last three years.

But the twins were mostly missing in the tournament finale at AT&T Stadium.