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Kentucky forward Alex Poythress (22) saves a ball from going out against Wisconsin during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Kentucky cheerleaders perform during the second half of an NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game against Wisconsin Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Wisconsin guard Traevon Jackson (12) drives to the basket past Kentucky's James Young, left, and Julius Randle (30) during the second half of an NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. Kentucky won 74-73. (AP Photo/Chris Steppig, pool)
Wisconsin guard Traevon Jackson is fouled by Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison, top, while shooting a three-point basket near the end of an NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. Kentucky won 74-73. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Kentucky head coach John Calipari works from the sideline against Wisconsin during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. Kentucky won 74-73. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
After Kentucky guard Aaron Harrison (2) made a three-point basket in the final seconds against Wisconsin to win the game 74-73, he celebrates with Julius Randle (30) at the end of their NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Kentucky celebrates after guard Aaron Harrison made a three-point basket in the final seconds against Wisconsin to win the game 74-73 during their NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Kentucky forward Alex Poythress (22) reacts after a three-point basket during the second half of an NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game against Wisconsin Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. Kentucky won 74-73. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Kentucky celebrates after guard Aaron Harrison (2) made a three-point basket in the final seconds against Wisconsin to win the game 74-73 during their NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Kentucky forward Alex Poythress celebrates after his team's 74-73 victory over Wisconsin in an NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Kentucky players celebrate on the court after their 74-73 victory over Wisconsin in an NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Kentucky head coach John Calipari cheers his team against Wisconsin during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. Kentucky won 74-73. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Kentucky celebrates after guard Aaron Harrison made a three-point basket in the final seconds against Wisconsin to win the game 74-73 during their NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Kentucky players celebrate on the court after their 74-73 victory over Wisconsin in an NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Kentucky's Aaron Harrison (2), Marcus Lee (00) and James Young, right, celebrate at the end of their 74-73 victory over Wisconsin in an NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Kentucky guard Aaron Harrison (2) celebrates after making a three-point basket in the final seconds against Wisconsin to win the game 74-73 during their NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Wisconsin guard Traevon Jackson (12) is fouled by Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison (5) during the final seconds of their NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Kentucky forward Alex Poythress (22) saves the ball from going out as Wisconsin forward Frank Kaminsky (44) defends during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Kentucky forward Alex Poythress (22) goes after a rebound as Wisconsin forward Duje Dukan (13) defends during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Wisconsin forward Frank Kaminsky (44) tries to get past Kentucky center Dakari Johnson (44) during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison (5) shoots against Wisconsin during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Chris Steppig, pool)
CORRECTS WISCONSIN PLAYER TO JOSH GASSER, INSTEAD OF TRAEVON JACKSON - Wisconsin guard Josh Gasser is caught between Kentucky guard Aaron Harrison (2) and forward Julius Randle (30) during the first half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Kentucky huddles during the first half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game against Wisconsin Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
CORRECTS LOCATION TO ARLINGTON, INSTEAD OF DALLAS - Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier (13) drives to the basket over Florida forward Dorian Finney-Smith, right, during the first half of an NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Chris Steppig, Pool)
Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie cheers his team against Florida during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. Connecticut won 63-53. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Connecticut fans celebrate with forward Tyler Olander after their team beat Florida 63-53 at their NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier, right, and Florida guard Scottie Wilbekin eye a loose ball during the second half of an NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. Connecticut won 63-53. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Florida center Patric Young (4) goes after a loose ball against Connecticut during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. Connecticut won 63-53. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Connecticut guard/forward Niels Giffey (5) gestures as he moves down the floor against Florida during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. Connecticut won 63-53. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Connecticut players and fans begin to celebrate in the final moments of the team's 63-53 victory over Florida at their NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Connecticut celebrates in the final moments of their NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game against Florida Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. Connecticut won 63-53. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Florida center Patric Young (4) dunks the ball in front of Connecticut guard Terrence Samuel (3) during the second half of an NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Connecticut players including Terrence Samuel (3) celebrate after beating Florida 63-53 during their NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Connecticut guard Terrence Samuel celebrates against Florida during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Connecticut forward Phillip Nolan (0) shoots against Florida during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier, left, fights for a loose ball with Florida center Patric Young during the second half of an NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Florida guard Kasey Hill is defended by Connecticut center Amida Brimah during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Chris Steppig, pool)
Connecticut forward DeAndre Daniels (2) dunks against Florida during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Chris Steppig, pool)
Connecticut center Amida Brimah, right, dunks the ball in front of Florida guard Kasey Hill during the second half of an NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier, left, drives past Florida forward Casey Prather during the second half of an NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Connecticut forward DeAndre Daniels (2) dunks the ball against Florida during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Connecticut guard Ryan Boatright dunks the ball during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game against Florida Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Connecticut forward DeAndre Daniels works to maintain control of the ball as Florida forward Will Yeguete (15) defends during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Connecticut forward DeAndre Daniels dunks the ball during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game against Florida Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
CORRECTS LOCATION TO ARLINGTON, INSTEAD OF DALLAS - Florida center Patric Young (4) drives to the basket past Connecticut forward DeAndre Daniels (2) during the first half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal, Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Chris Steppig, Pool)
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - All those Kentucky freshmen against a Connecticut team already with a few championship rings.

After yet another game-winning shot from Aaron Harrison, the young Wildcats will have the first all-freshman starting lineup in an NCAA title game since Michigan's Fab Five in 1992.

The Huskies are back in the title game for the second time in four years, providing a chance for a second ring for three seniors who remained even after coach Jim Calhoun's retirement and being ineligible to play in the NCAA tournament last season under coach Kevin Ollie.

Eighth-seeded Kentucky (29-10) plays seventh-seeded Connecticut (31-8) Monday night in the first championship game since 1966 with two teams that weren't in the tournament the year before. The teams that year were Texas Western and Kentucky - the "Glory Road" game.

Kentucky was the preseason No. 1 this season, but the coach John Calipari's young Wildcats had fallen out of the poll before the tournament began three weeks ago. They have responded by winning a series of close tournament games and are listed as an early 3-point favorite.

Connecticut was ineligible last season because of academic issues and Kentucky played in the NIT.

Here are five things to know about the NCAA championship:

SOWN SEEDS: Eighth-seeded Kentucky and seventh-seeded UConn will make NCAA final history even before the clock starts ticking Monday. It will be the highest seed total to play in the title game since they started putting numbers by the names back in 1979 - the previous high when third-seeded UConn beat eighth-seeded Butler for the 2011 title. It's also the fourth time an eighth seed has made the championship game and the first trip for a seventh seed. The Wildcats and Huskies are far from mid-major darlings. They've got rich basketball traditions and star power, including Kentucky's Julius Randle and Connecticut's Shabazz Napier. The seeding is more of a reflection of each team's struggle during part of the season. Now each team is playing its best ball. Just don't call it low-seed magic. "I don't know about magical. We all just fight, we don't let the games go, and we know no matter what that we have a chance to win so we always try to keep fighting," guard Aaron Harrison said.

COACHES SUCCESSFUL AT DIFFERENT STAGES: Connecticut coach Kevin Ollie is in his second season with his alma mater. Calipari is going for his second national championship. Calipari has a 43-13 record in the NCAA tournament, including a title two years ago with Kentucky. He has also taken Massachusetts and Memphis to the NCAA tournament.

THEY STUCK WITH UCONN: Napier, Niels Giffey and Tyler Olander all were part of the Huskies' national championship season in 2011. Napier appeared in all 41 games as a freshman with the Huskies, averaging 7.8 points and three assists playing 23.8 minutes. He had four points, four rebounds and two assists in title game against Butler. Giffey also played in all 41 games, starting 10 of them, while averaging 2.2 points in 10 minutes a game. He had four points and six rebounds in the championship game. Olander started 21 of his 39 games in 2011, when he averaged 1.5 points and 1.8 rebounds a game. His role has diminished since then.

COMMON OPPONENTS: Florida's Billy Donovan and Louisville's Rick Pitino should have the best insight on the title game. They are the only coaches to face both Kentucky and Connecticut this season. The Gators topped the Wildcats three times, sweeping Kentucky for the first time in school history, and lost to the Huskies twice. UConn upset Florida 63-53 in a national semifinal Saturday four months after dumping Donovan's team on a buzzer-beater. The Cardinals dropped both meetings against Kentucky, including a 74-69 victory in the Sweet 16. Louisville beat UConn three times, including an 81-49 game in the regular season finale.

ROLLING WILDCATS: Kentucky hasn't lost an NCAA tournament game since losing to Connecticut in the 2011 national championship game. The Wildcats won the national title in 2012, and are 15-1 in the NCAA tournament over their past three appearances.
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