Midwest Regional Final Highlights: (8) Kentucky 75 – (2) Michigan 72

03/30/2014

NCAA Kentucky Michigan BasketballINDIANAPOLIS – 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.)

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(Julius Randle’s baseline jumper knots the score at 37 going into halftime.)

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(A no-doubt 3-pointer by Caris LeVert ties the score at 47.)

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(James Young hasn’t missed a shot and puts Kentucky on top 50-47 with another 3-pointer.)

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(Andrew Harrison bounces it off the glass for Kentucky’s largest lead, 62-55 with 6:25 to go.)

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(Andrew Harrison shoots a 3 over Derrick Walton as Kentucky maintains a 4-point lead, 65-61.)

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(Aaron Harrison from his brother Andrew, and his 3-pointer puts the Wildcats ahead 72-67.)

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(Glenn Robinson’s huge 3-pointer kept the Wolverines in the game, pulling with 72-70, just 90 seconds from the Final Four.)

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(Caris Levert gets the tip to tie the score at 72!)

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(Aaron Harrison’s 3 with 2.3 seconds to play gives Kentucky the 75-72 lead!)

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(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.)

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(Postgame interview with Kentucky’s Marcus Lee.)

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(Postgame interview with Kentucky coach John Calipari.)

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