INDIANAPOLIS – Aaron Harrison’s 3-pointer with 2.6 seconds remaining broke a 72-72 tie to propel No. 8-seed Kentucky past No. 2-seed Michigan, 75-72, and send the Wildcats to a national semifinal meeting with Wisconsin.
Harrison hit four 3-pointers in the game’s final eight minutes to account for all 12 of his points in an epic Midwest Regional final. Julius Randle paced UK with 16 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. James Young scored 13 for the Wildcats and Marcus Lee added 10.
Lee’s career-high eight rebounds came while seeing increased time in place of injured Willie Cauley-Stein. Led by Lee and Randle, the Wildcats outrebounded the Wolverines 35-24.
Big Ten Player of the Year Nik Stauskas led all scorers with 24 points for Michigan.
Kevin Kugler and P.J. Carlesimo called the action on WestwoodOne Sports.
(Marcus Lee follows a block with a tip jam to pull Kentucky within 32-30.)
(Julius Randle’s baseline jumper knots the score at 37 going into halftime.)
(A no-doubt 3-pointer by Caris LeVert ties the score at 47.)
(James Young hasn’t missed a shot and puts Kentucky on top 50-47 with another 3-pointer.)
(Andrew Harrison bounces it off the glass for Kentucky’s largest lead, 62-55 with 6:25 to go.)
(Andrew Harrison shoots a 3 over Derrick Walton as Kentucky maintains a 4-point lead, 65-61.)
(Aaron Harrison from his brother Andrew, and his 3-pointer puts the Wildcats ahead 72-67.)
(Glenn Robinson’s huge 3-pointer kept the Wolverines in the game, pulling with 72-70, just 90 seconds from the Final Four.)
(Caris Levert gets the tip to tie the score at 72!)
(Aaron Harrison’s 3 with 2.3 seconds to play gives Kentucky the 75-72 lead!)
(Nik Stauskas’ midcourt shot is off the mark and Big Blue is on their way to Big D! Kentucky completes the Final Four, they’ll play Wisconsin on Saturday night.)
(Postgame interview with Kentucky’s Marcus Lee.)
(Postgame interview with Kentucky coach John Calipari.)
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