It was déjà vu all over again for Kentucky freshman guard Aaron Harrison, who lifted the No. 8 seed Wildcats over No. 2 seed Wisconsin, 74-73, in a Final Four game on April 4 in Dallas.
Harrison nailed a three-pointer with 5.7 seconds to seal the victory, marking the third straight contest in which the clutch freshman made a three-pointer to win the game.
Kentucky had to battle back after trailing by double digits in the first half. Wisconsin seniors Ben Brust and sophomore Sam Decker were both hot from the free throw line, and led the Badgers with 15 points each.
But Kentucky freshman forward James Young led all scorers with 17 points, and freshman Julius Randle followed with 16 points, to push Kentucky back in the second half.
Harrison finished with eight points, including the game winner. His brother, Andrew Harrison, made the assist on Aaron’s game winner and finished with nine points and four assists.
Kentucky will play in its ninth championship game in school history, and the second in the last three years. The Wildcats face No. 7 seed Connecticut in the championship on April 7.