Charles Okwandu

UConn Beats Butler For Third National Title

UConn Beats Butler For Third National Title

Somewhere along the line, disbelief was met by something that felt like design, and so in the minutes before midnight Monday at Reliant Stadium, Kemba Walker strolled across the court, kicking up streamers that had fallen from high above, and offered the perfect irony to sum up this remarkable journey.

"We shocked the world," he said. "We were destined."

One might wonder how this happened. How did the 2010-11 UConn Huskies navigate this rocky and glorious path from Storrs to Maui to New York to Washington to Anaheim to Houston and end up as national champions?

Then again, after four weeks of magic and moments that captivated the sporting world, how...