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Tournament sets attendance marks

Updated: April 8, 2014, 9:17 AM ET
Associated Press

The NCAA tournament set two attendance records Monday night as Connecticut beat Kentucky 60-54 for the national title.

A crowd of 79,238 packed AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas -- the largest for a college basketball final. The previous mark of 74,326 was set last year at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

It also was the second-largest basketball crowd in NCAA history, trailing only Saturday's semifinals, which drew 79,244.

The two-day attendance total of 158,682 also broke the ...

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