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Stevens, Butler Not Focusing Too Much On Kemba Walker

(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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HOUSTON (AP) — Butler has stopped a series of college basketball Goliaths on its way to consecutive national championship games, and Monday night will pose a unique challenge: stopping a superstar.

Connecticut’s Kemba Walker has carried the Huskies to the finals on a run reminiscent of Danny Manning’s performance at Kansas 23 years ago.

Butler’s scouting report on the versatile Walker is long and detailed. Unlike Kentucky, which tried to slow Walker down with defensive stopper DeAndre Liggins, the Bulldogs will let a handful of players take a shot at keeping him in check.

Coach Brad Stevens says his team respects Walker but can’t focus too much attention on him because it could leave room for other UConn players to get loose.