UConn vs. Purdue live scores, updates: Follow NCAA men’s championship live

The moment of truth is here and we have our work cut out for us as back-to-back Naismith Players of the Year Zach Edey and Purdue take on defending champions UConn.

In a season marked by parity, the two best teams in college basketball ended up qualifying for the national championship. This game seems like the perfect way to end a memorable tournament.

Much of the focus will be on the battle of the big men as the 7-foot-4 Edey takes on the Huskies’ 7-foot-2 Donovan Clingan. While this is going on, there is also an intriguing confrontation between the guards that could determine the outcome of the match.

It’s No. 1 UConn (36-3) trying to win back-to-back titles for the first time since Florida did it in the 2006-07 seasons. This is No. 1 Purdue (34-4) still looking for redemption after losing as a 1 seed to a 16 seed in the first round of last year’s tournament.

You couldn’t make a better script, but which team will write the ending? Follow along all day as we follow the action in Phoenix.

Men’s NCAA Championship

9:20 p.m. ET – No. 1 UConn vs. No. 1 Purdue (TBS)

Live39 updates

  • Samson Johnson just fouled for UConn. Donovan Clingan also has 4 now. Purdue, however, probably doesn’t have time to take advantage of the problems.

    UConn leads 63-46 with 5:38 left.

  • This is the battle we came to see.

  • I think we may be done here. Alex Karaban just hit a corner 3, then Hassan Diarra just made a fast break layup.

    The Huskies now lead 56-40 with 9:27 left.

  • I have no idea how Tristen Newton managed to make this happen, but he did. UConn is working now.

  • Zach Edey hasn’t scored in over 10 minutes now, and UConn is up double digits with 15 minutes remaining.

  • OH MY.

    What a dunk from Camden Heide to get us started in the second half.

  • The second half is underway in Arizona

  • GLENDALE, Ariz. – The story of the first half was UConn’s defensive strategy.

    Determined not to lose to Zach Edey’s supporting cast, the Huskies defended the Purdue giant 1-on-1 and erased Purdue’s 3-point shooters.

    So far, the approach has been effective. Edey had 16 points in the first half, but Purdue didn’t attempt its third 3-pointer until a full-court heave at the halftime buzzer.

    36-30 UConn at halftime…

  • Zach Edey leads all scorers at the halfway point

  • Halftime: UConn 36, Purdue 30

    Purdue took just two 3-pointers in that first half, and Zach Edey and Braden Smith combined for all but five of their points, but the Boilermakers were still there at the halfway point.

  • Coach Keady pulled out all the stops tonight in Arizona

  • Braden Smith just made Purdue’s first 3-pointer of the night with 2:22 left in the first half. We have a one possession game again

  • UConn is coming off a 9-2 run to take a five-point lead at the under-4 timeout. Purdue’s only bucket during this period? A return of Zach Edey

  • Zach Edey and Dan Hurley are already going at it a bit tonight.

  • Zach Edey has over four now. He’s dominating Donovan Clingan inside so far.

  • It certainly looked like it after that last hook shot. Zach Edey is unstoppable so far.

  • UConn takes an 18-16 lead into the under-12 timeout. Zach Edey scored Purdue’s final 11 points and single-handedly holds the Boilermakers this early.

  • Zach Edey with a huge dunk over Donovan Clingan, then he followed it up with a pair of ridiculous blocks on the other end. What a start for the Boilermakers

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