Final Four: Harrison comes up big again in Wildcats win - Tucson News Now

Final Four: Harrison comes up big again in Wildcats win

Posted: Updated:
  • Sports StoriesMore>>

  • Ravens RB Rice receives 2-game suspension from NFL

    Ravens RB Rice receives 2-game suspension from NFL

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:41 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:41:54 GMT
    Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has received a two-game suspension from the NFL following his offseason arrest for domestic violence.
    Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has received a two-game suspension from the NFL following his offseason arrest for domestic violence.
  • Hamilton hoping to extend Mercedes contract

    Hamilton hoping to extend Mercedes contract

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:34:07 GMT
    Lewis Hamilton says he and Mercedes would like to extend his contract with the Formula One team beyond next year, although they have yet to hold formal talks about a new deal.
    Lewis Hamilton says he and Mercedes want to extend his contract beyond next year, although they have yet to hold formal talks about a new deal.
  • Nibali wins Stage 18, closes in on Tour victory

    Nibali wins Stage 18, closes in on Tour victory

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:14:20 GMT
    Vincenzo Nibali has won the 18th stage of the Tour de France, emphatically stamping his dominance on the race in its last mountain leg with a solo breakaway on the day's last climb.
    Vincenzo Nibali crushed everyone on the last mountain leg of the Tour de France on Thursday, all but ensuring he will be crowned champion when the race ends in Paris in three days.

(RNN) - Basketball royalty faced off against a higher-seeded opponent that had finally gotten over the hump, and the blue bloods won.

Aaron Harrison buried a 3-pointer from deep in the corner with 5.7 seconds left to give No. 8 Kentucky a 74-73 win over No. 2 Wisconsin on Saturday night.

It was just another day's work for Harrison, who only scored eight points in the game. He hit late-game shots to bury in-state rival Louisville and Michigan in the previous two games.

When the Wildcats (29-10) face No. 7 UConn in the national title game on Monday, it will be the lowest combination of seeds in the history of the tournament.

The game was tied at 71 when Wisconsin's Traevon Jackson went to the line with 16 seconds left after getting fouled on a 3-point shot. He clanked the first shot, the only free throw Wisconsin (30-8) missed all night.

Jackson's attempt at the game-winner as the horn sounded also went awry of the rim. He finished the game with 12 points. Sam Dekker and Ben Brust both scored 15 to lead the Badgers.

Dekker had a perfect shooting start that extended deep into the game. He did not miss on three field goal attempts and eight free throws until missing an outside shot with less than 2 minutes to play.

A Dakari Johnson layup that made it 45-43 with 17:05 in the second half was Kentucky's first lead since the score was 7-5. It was part of a 15-0 run that eventually gave the team a 51-43 lead.

It took the Badgers more than 5 minutes to score their first bucket of the second half.

James Young of Kentucky led all scorers with 17 points, and Julius Randle scored 16. Johnson scored 10 with seven rebounds.

Wisconsin's last Final Four appearance was in 2000 - a loss to eventual champion Michigan State - and the Badgers have made a trip to the Big Dance every year since. They have won at least two games in 10 of those years.

Their only championship was in 1941, though their strong defense and seeding made them a trendy pick to make the Final Four.

The Wildcats now have a chance to add to their collection of eight NCAA Tournament championships, the most recent in 2012.

Copyright 2014 Raycom News Network. All rights reserved.

  • MoreMore>>

Powered by WorldNow