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Daniels, Boatright help carry UConn into national title game with 63-53 win over Florida

Connecticut's 2011 national championship has been characterized as a one-man effort by Kemba Walker. Good as he was, he still needed help from teammates Jeremy Lamb, Alex Oriakhi and Shabazz Napier.Now that it's Napier's turn, the same gotta-have-help method has applied — this time with DeAndre Daniels and Ryan Boatright taking turns at the wheel.Daniels carried UConn out of an early funk, Boatright bulled around Florida's guard at both ends and the Huskies are headed back to the national championship game after a 63-53 victory over the Gators in the Final Four Saturday night.Daniels had 20 points on 9-of-14 shooting and 10 rebounds, and Boatright finished with 13 points to help finish off Florida's 30-game winning streak and send the seventh-seeded Huskies into Monday's title game against Kentucky."We've been saying all year that we've got a complete team," Boatright said. "It's not a one-man team. It's not a two-man team. We've got a complete team."Napier has been UConn's unquestione...

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