Big East Championship Game 2011, Louisville Vs. UConn Score: 69-66, Kemba Walker Does It Again

It wasn't a buzzer beater, but Kemba Walker still created the ultimate winner for UConn in the 2011 Big East Tournament championship. By a score of 69-66, the Huskies have defeated the Louisville Cardinals to win the Big East Tournament title. However, it was not without drama, and Louisville had a chance to win it late. Unbelievably, Walker was the man who almost threw it away.

With 33 seconds remaining, down a point, Walker drove and made a fantastic assist to Jeremy Horn, who made an easy dunk to put his team ahead. After Louisville missed a shot, they fouled Walker, who made two free throws to put his team up by three points. He almost threw it away, though, when he fouled Mike Marra as he was attempting a three point shot while Louisville was down three points. Marra only made two of three free throws, keeping Walker from being the goat, and after two more free throws, UConn went up 69-66, which would be the final score.

It wasn't a fantastic performance by Kemba Walker's standards, but in the end, he did enough on the offensive end to guide his team to the win. Connecticut's unsung hero of the day was Jeremy Horn, who was almost certainly the most consistent and balanced player for either team throughout the game.

With this win, UConn seal an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament. They were probably a No. 5 or No. 6 seed going into the tournament, but this win could conceivably work them up to the No. 3 line.

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