04/04/11 (Championship Monday)

Individual Leaders entering Championship Game
Most Points - Kemba Walker, Connecticut - 125 (2010 Leader - Kyle Singler, Duke - 108)
Most Rebounds -  Alex Oriakhi, Connecticut - 48 (2010 Leader - Brian Zoubek, Duke - 60)
Most Offensive Rebounds - Khyle Marshall, Butler - 22 (2010 Leader - Brian Zoubek, Duke - 27)
Most Defensive Rebounds - Alex Tyus, Florida - 38 (2010 Leader - Kyle Singler, Duke - 34)
Most Assists - Joey Rodriguez, VCU - 46 (2010 Leader - John Wall, Kentucky - 31)
Most Steals - Joey Rodriguez, VCU - 10 (2010 Leader - Ronald Nored, Butler - 16)
Most Blocks - John Henson, North Carolina - 15 (2010 Leader - Curtis Kelly, Kansas State - 13)

Individual Leaders after Championship Game
Most Points - Kemba Walker, Connecticut - 141 (2010 Leader - Kyle Singler, Duke - 108)
Most Rebounds -  Alex Oriakhi, Connecticut - 59 (2010 Leader - Brian Zoubek, Duke - 60)
Most Offensive Rebounds - Khyle Marshall, Butler - 23 (2010 Leader - Brian Zoubek, Duke - 27)
Most Defensive Rebounds - Alex Oriakhi, Connecticut - 39 (2010 Leader - Kyle Singler, Duke - 34)
Most Assists - Joey Rodriguez, VCU - 46 (2010 Leader - John Wall, Kentucky - 31)
Most Steals - Joey Rodriguez, VCU - 10 (2010 Leader - Ronald Nored, Butler - 16)
Most Blocks - John Henson, North Carolina - 15 (2010 Leader - Curtis Kelly, Kansas State - 13)

Butler is the third #8 seed to play in the Championship Game.  The other two were UCLA in 1980 and Villanova in 1985.

The 18 combined losses by Butler and Connecticut are the most losses by the Championship Game participants in tournament history.  The previous high was 16 in 1954 (Bradley - 12 losses vs. La Salle - 4 losses) and 1981 (Indiana - 9 losses vs. North Carolina - 7 losses).

Butler is the first AP unranked team in the Championship Game since Indiana in 2002 and the 8th overall.  Here are the unranked teams that have played for a National Championship.

1950 - CCNY (Won)
1954 - Bradley
1967 - Dayton
1980 - UCLA
1985 - Villanova (Won)
1988 - Kansas (Won)
2002 - Indiana
2011 - Butler

Connecticut wins their 3rd National Championship.  They are the 7th team to win at least 3 National Championships. 

Jim Calhoun wins his 3rd National Championship.  He is the 5th coach to win at least 3 National Championships.

Butler joins Ohio State (1961-62), Houston (1983-84) and Michigan (1992-93) as the only teams to lose back-to-back championship games.

Butler's 41 points are the fewest points in a National Championship Game since 1949 when Oklahoma State (then Oklahoma A&M) scored 36.

Connecticut's 53 points are the fewest points for a winner of a National Championship Game since 1949 when Kentucky scored 46.

The 2011 tournament is the second lowest scoring tournament (by Avg Score) in the shot-clock era behind 2000.  The 2000 tournament averaged 67.52 points per game.  The 2011 tournament averaged 67.55 points per game.

The 2011 Final Four (Semifinals and Championship) is the lowest scoring Final Four since 1949 when the average was 48.33 points.  This year's Final Four averaged 56.17 points. 

Connecticut has the third worst RPI (#14) for a National Champion (since 1994) behind Arizona in 1997 (#17) and Florida in 2006 (#15).