The 2001 NCAA Championship Game has arrived, with the Butler Bulldogs and Connecticut Huskies set to square off in the finale of the NCAA Tournament on Monday night. With three weeks and 66 games of basketball in the books, it all comes down to this for our two championship hopefuls. Legendary coach Jim Calhoun takes on Brad Stevens, who may be the hottest coach in college basketball after guiding the Bulldogs to the NCAA Championship Game for the second-straight year.
Are you ready for the Monday night's NCAA Championship? Get geared up with the basic game information now, followed by more in-depth previews throughout the day leading up to the game.
Game time: Butler and UConn hit the court at 6:23 p.m. PDT in the final game of the 2011 NCAA Tournament. It seems like tournament organizers like to go with nice round numbers when scheduling these games and the championship game is no exception.
Broadcast information: As always, CBS has the broadcasting duties for the championship. Locally, CBS can be found on KIRO-7, the Seattle affiliate for the network.
Announcers: In an effort to get geared up for The Masters -- which elicits just about the same level of excitement as the NCAA Championship -- Jim Nantz will have the play-by-play duties. Clark Kellogg will be his trusty sidekick, doing the color commentary for Monday night's game. Perhaps the statement about Nantz's excitement level was a bit of a lie. He's no Gus Johnson, after all.
Previews: We'll be back with previews and predictions, but to get a look at the two teams from a statistical side, check out our Butler team capsule and UConn team capsule from the Final Four. The information is still relevant, and relies on Ken Pomeroy's system.
For a look back at Saturday's games, check out our Final Four StoryStream. Be sure to grab a 2011 NCAA Tournament printable bracket to see how Butler and UConn made it the NCAA Championship. We'll be back with more later, so stay with this StoryStream throughout the day.