UK’s Title Hopes End, 56-55

The Kentucky Wildcats’ quest for an eighth national championship has ended with a 56-55 loss to Connecticut in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament national semifinal in Houston.

Terrence Jones led Kentucky with 11 points; Kemba Walker was the top scorer for the Huskies with 18 points.

Connecticut will face Butler Monday night for the national title. Butler defeated VCU 70-62 in the other Final Four game.

UK finishes its season with a 29-9 record.