Kentucky beats Wisconsin to head to title game

Kentucky beats Wisconsin to head to title game
April 5, 2014, 11:15 pm
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Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) No, this was not an instant replay, though it certainly is turning into a highlight reel Kentucky and Aaron Harrison could get used to watching over and over again.

Harrison took a pass from his twin brother, Andrew, spotted up from NBA range and watched the ball rattle in for the lead with 5.7 seconds left to lift the Wildcats to a 74-73 victory Saturday night over Wisconsin in the Final Four.

"You can't be scared to miss, and you want to be that guy that wants to take the big shots," Aaron Harrison said.

It's the third straight game the Kentucky freshman has made a 3 for the go-ahead points in this magical ride for the Wildcats (29-10), and the second straight time the pass has come from his brother for a shot from the left center of the arc.

Traevon Jackson had a last-second shot to try to beat the Wildcats, but the desperation jumper rimmed out and once again Harrison found himself at the bottom of a dog pile at center court.

Eighth-seeded Kentucky will play seventh-seeded UConn in the final Monday - the highest seed total to play for the title since they started putting numbers by the names back in 1979.

"I know how good they are, but I don't know how they play," Kentucky coach John Calipari said of his next opponent.

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