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Men beat Kentucky to win NCAA championship
10:03 am
Tue April 8, 2014

UConn! UConn! UConn!

Connecticut players celebrate after their 60-54 victory over Kentucky in the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 7, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.
Credit AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez

The University of Connecticut men's basketball team defeated the University of Kentucky 60-54 on Monday night to win their fourth NCAA championship.

UConn guard Shabazz Napier was selected as the Most Outstanding Player at the Final Four after getting 22 points and six rebounds in the championship game.
 
 The Huskies' steely point guard outshined Kentucky's freshmen phenoms in the win. Napier and fellow backcourt mate Ryan Boatright controlled the tempo
and together outscored Wildcats twin guards Aaron and Andrew Harrison 36-15.
 
 Napier as a freshman won a national title on UConn's 2011 team led by another
star guard in Kemba Walker.

Back at the school's campus in Storrs, thousands of jubilant students celebrated the win.

The scene in Storrs as reported on WSHU's Morning Edition with Tom Kuser

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Tracking system sparks privacy concern
7:10 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Lawmakers consider system to track Conn. students from pre-K to their first job

A bill that would allow Connecticut officials to track students from pre-K through to their first jobs was passed by the state General Assembly’s Higher Education Committee on Monday. The bill was approved despite some concerns the system might violate privacy rights.

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Theoretical votes available for key bills
4:34 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Reformers fault Cuomo for not holding elections

Then gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo campaigning in 2010 where he vowed to pass a public campaign finance law
Credit AP Photo/Mike Grol

New York's short-lived public campaign finance program came to a halt Monday when the program's test participant, State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, said he would not participate in the pilot program because it was unjust. Reformers are blaming New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for not holding special elections that might have provided the votes. 

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Health
9:41 am
Mon April 7, 2014

New Haven lab trying ultrasound therapy to treat speech disorders

Ultrasound and laptop being used during a therapy session at Haskins Laboratories in New Haven, Conn.
Credit Haskins Laboratories

A New Haven, Connecticut based company is trialing the use of ultra-sound to see if it can improve and speed up a patient’s ability to see as well as hear their speech during therapy sessions.

Haskins Laboratories, a speech and language organization, is the only laboratory in New England carrying out this clinical research and just one of ten organizations across the U.S. looking at ultra-sound.

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Championship game Monday night
10:07 pm
Sat April 5, 2014

UConn upsets Florida in NCAA semifinal

Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie, Amida Brimah (35), Niels Giffey (5) and Ryan Boatright (11) cheer at a break against Florida during the first half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.
Credit AP/David J. Phillip

    

  Connecticut didn't wait for the final buzzer to beat Florida this time.

The Huskies, the seventh seed in the East Regional, had outstanding games on both ends of the court to beat overall No. 1 seed Florida 63-53 on Saturday night.

The win ended Florida's 30-game winning streak, which began after the Huskies beat the Gators 65-64 on Dec. 2 on a buzzer-beating jumper by Shabazz Napier.

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